Happy Groundhog Day! We’ve had such a mild winter that I don’t even mind having more winter!! I’m finally back from nothing (: just been busy and working through January! Today’s post will be a report on my New Year Goals. Yes, I still remember them. I’m giving myself a B. My goal for January was to only have treats on ONE day. My other two goals that I’ve made for myself have some conflicting difficulties with them! I made a financial goal to only go out to movies twice a month, but then I told myself that ONLY at the movies could I have candy and an ice cream (: Not a good combo right? Cuz if I wanted a treat, I said, “Let’s go to a movie” I think 5 was the number for January! Yikes. Oh well, new month! I’m back to only two movies for the month. I have to say however, that my little movie treats did nothing to derail me. I didn’t gain weight and I got right back on after the movie. My successes for the month are 5 lbs. down (that’s just because of a little holiday indulgences) and better muscle tone. I’d like to push it a little more for February. My one week goal for this week is NO GRAINS and NO EATING AFTER 8:00 p.m.
O.K. here is my speech on weight loss for the day, not that you haven’t heard it already. It is almost everything WHAT YOU EAT!!! I have worked out like a maniac for many years and ONLY when I combine my workouts with clean eating do I see changes in my body! Lately, I’ve been addicted to this super intense cardio workout called HIGH, which I just got certified to teach!!! Yay me!!! It’s the best cardio for me and I love it. I also lift weights 4-5 days a week and run. Yes, I workout a lot! 1 1/2 -2 hours a day. That is normal for me and I like it. Eating well gives me more energy and I feel better, but even with this intense schedule, I’d be doing it in vain if I wasn’t eating well. In other words, WASTING MY TIME!! Don’t stray too far from the CLEAN and HEALTHY eating path!
When I first started personal training, one of my clients asked me to train her and she said, “I need to lose X amount of weight and get in shape, but I can’t do what you do!” I’ve been thinking about that a little. Already she is giving herself an out. I thought, well I should give her half of what I do and then of course she’ll get half the results. If you want to do it, DO IT!! No excuses AND it is WORK!! A work that you will come to LOVE!!!
Enough of the soap box. I’ve found a new hobby that I can’t get enough of. SKIING!!! I need a bumper sticker (not really, I have too many already) that says, I’d rather be skiing (: It gives me such a RUNNER’s high I call it. I went with my friend last week and I told her one of the reasons I love skiing is the feel of the environment and the positive happy energy of the other skiers. It reminded me of the feeling of race day when you’re surrounded with a crazy bunch or endorphin seeking runners! Love it!! It has made the winter months so much happier for me. Here I am with my cute daughter. I need to take a few action shots next time! I’m not really good either (:
I’ll end with a few more pics. from the last couple weeks. This one is me and my bestie teaching HIGH for the first time (: We love to match!!
And a colorful church outfit!! Skirt is Boden and top is Ann Taylor. Boots are Express. I have many workout outfits I need to share too.
One of these days I’ll get it together and be more consistent again with my fun blog. Right now I’m just getting through the days. Never a dull moment around our house!! Something is always keeping us on our toes such as my 16 yr. old slamming his car into our house last night (: Oh the lessons we learn…Have a wonderful day!! Keep at it!!! It’s worth it!! GO FOR GREATNESS!! This is for my football kids! My son was a little sad his team didn’t win last night!