Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Confessions of a Fitness Blogger

My Confession: I have let things slip in my journey towards "the whole package." I know, I know. It's terrible and I feel bad about it.

I had it all together in Victoria until it was time to study for the bar exam. I have never (NEVER) been under such stress in my life. I wasn't eating properly, I was neglecting my workouts, and I was under such pressure my hair started falling out in clumps. Not a pretty sight.

I eventually finished that whole process and moved to the Rocky Mountains. And here I haven't been as good as I would like to be. I haven't really found a gym home and I really miss my Victoria workout digs. I've also found it a bit of a struggle to get adjusted to my new career life. I don't work insane hours but I still feel myself utterly drained at the end of the day.

But enough with the excuses. I've fallen off track and I need to get back to the way things were. Yesterday I went to the grocery store and loaded up on oodles of healthy stuff; that was the first step. I'm also going to buy free weights for home and a little contraption that I can use to turn my bike into a stationary spinning bike. I've spoken to my trainer and he's going to come up with a plan for me to do at home. And just as soon as the weather gets better (it will be months) I'm going to take up running outside.

So in honor of New Year's here's what I resolve to do in 2009:

1) Get back to my healthy ways (I've worked too hard for too long to let it all fall apart)

2) Reach my ideal weight

3) Run a half marathon

There you have it! What are your resolutions for 2009? Just remember, it's good to have goals!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Limber in the Morning

Over Christmas I saw a picture of myself and realized that my shoulders were raised. I tend to do that when I'm carrying a lot of tension in my shoulders. It looked yucky and honestly it can't be good for my body.

So I've decided to try a new approach. I'm going to incorporate a morning yoga practice into my routine. This morning I will be using "SHAPE long, lean, and strong." This handy DVD came in a copy of SHAPE, purchased in Montana. I have completed this DVD once and loved it! It really limbered me up and made me feel strong.

I don't know how fantastic this DVD would be for a more experienced yoga practitioner but for a yoga newbie in relatively good shape - it's perfect! I think pretty soon I'll look at investing in some more yoga DVDs - perhaps something from Rodney Yee. But for now this is perfect!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

From my home to yours . . . Merry Christmas

'Tis the season to be jolly and near those that are dear. It's also the season of gratitude - and I am grateful for you!

Thank-you for following me on my weight-loss/fitness journey. It's a hard road and it's nice to know that there are people that care and are encouraging me along the way.

Wherever you are this Christmas, I hope you are blessed, loved, and healthy! Enjoy these couple of days (God know I will! :oP) and look for some inspiring healthfulness-oriented posts as we enter 2009!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Somewhere in a Beach Far Far Away . . . Bikini Bootcamp Amansala

Pretty much all day I've been staring out the window waiting for it to stop snowing. Or at least waiting for it to lighten up sufficiently that I can drive to the gym without risking a fender-bender or worse.

And of course, what better thing is there to do on a snowy winter day than to dream of a beach far far away. Yesterday, I ended up on the website of a Bikini Bootcamp that combined both a variety of awesome workouts with a location to dream of . . . Tulum! That's the location of Amansala's famed Bikini Bootcamp.

And really who wouldn't want to engage in some circuit training, indulge in fabulous fresh caught fish, and unwind in fabulous beaches. Le sigh . . .

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go and dream of warm Tulum days.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Watching Now

One thing and one thing only - The Biggest Loser

And all I have to say is "GO MICHELLE!" This is what she looked like at the beginning. And I can't wait to see what she looks like now!