It's been a while since I last blogged anything. Many transitional events going on in the last few months has kept me occupied - all good but busy. Have you been enjoying the spring season? It's time to get back on track, if in case you haven't been. Has there been a lot of sitting around this winter season? I've included a link to an article on back-related issues (myths and facts). After reading it, get up and walk for a few minutes.
Well, how have you done this first month of the year in keeping with resolutions? Are you using any tools to assist you to stay accountable? If you are, hopefully, it's with a great attitude behind it rather than letting it frustrate you: journal whether you track it on your phone, computer, or a notebook; a scale, not to be obsessed but to help motivate your plans for the day, a friend to urge you on in sticking with the plan, etc. If it didn't go as plan, dust yourself off and get started again. Don't stress over it...which isn't beneficial.
For those of you who remember Laurel and Hardy, it's their theme song.
From January 6th - 13th, it is National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week. So, have you not only begun but kept consistent with your workout plans? Have you included a "Feel Great" activity into your schedule: massage, spa visit, hang out with friends, etc.?
What choices were made or not made today? It's the second week in January and what will you decide before the end of the night what you will not take anymore: be discipline to get exercise on your schedule, get enough sleep, increase fruits and/or vegetables, etc. If today didn't work, well, tomorrow is a new day. Make it your plan to start anew.
It is the 2nd day of the new year and perhaps the first day in which we can focus what goals to work on. Did you grow up being reminded to clean your plate before you can leave the table? The following link provides tips on why we eat when we're not hungry:
10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry
What's great about this Christmas week? It started on Monday with Christmas Eve, so, by midweek there's a choice to make some course correction if we choose to do so. Course correction choices: take smaller portions of your favorite foods so you're not depriving yourself but limiting the amount of extra calories you will store and not burn; make a point of getting at least 10 minutes of exercise-yes, it seems too small an amount but if you're not doing anything to begin with then it's something; and for you die-hards continue to stick to your workout plan. It sounds simple but it starts with a choice for that day. What will your choice be today?
3 Exercises Every Woman Should Do
What's on your list of "should have" or "should not"? Maybe it goes like this: I should go to the gym, I should stop eating the leftover Halloween candy, etc. The stress it invokes in just dwelling on the subject rather than using it to invoke action. Sometimes we have to weigh the pros and cons but for the most part just as Nike says "Just Do It". Chances are you will feel better after accomplishing that first step and maybe you need to have a buddy to support you through this. That's okay too. Remember, keep it simple. Stress the body in a positive way-walk it off, clean the house or the yard. Enjoy your first day of November!
Yesterday was a pretty rough day, physically, for me. As a group exercise instructor teaching a good number of classes a week and contending with fibromyalgia symptoms seems so incompatible. I worked with them during our stretch portion which benefited me but just demonstrated bits and pieces during the sculpting portion. One of the keys to geting "excited" about working out is the warm-up, I think, because it sets the tone for the rest of the class. The class did PHENOMENAL doing a warm-up that I cued and I could tell they were giving it their all. Whether they did it for me and/or themselves I was truly proud of them. No instructor wants to be left out from teaching but I hurt so much there was no way I could have gotten through the workout let alone the warm-up. I tip my hat to you guys!!!!
I visited a preschool class today and did a "show and tell" on the importance of finding ways to exercise (which is not hard for them to be active) and eating right. It was kept simple. It was fascinating to see how different the expression of the 4 and 5 year olds versus adults. My show and tell items were a one pound fat and one pound muscle models. When I've done body fat tests for adults and I have those two items on the table it is EEEWWWWWW!!!!! But the preschoolers were ooooooo and wow. They are not thinking cardio equipment nor dumbbells but playground, limbo, freeze tag, and dance. When was the last time you did limbo?