It’s 2014, and with that comes a whole lot of New Year’s Resolutions. I am certain that eating better, exercising more is one of the most popular resolutions. The bad part is that most of us abandon that resolution about two weeks into the New Year, and I am no exception! But here I am again, making the same resolution and hoping that somehow it will stick this time. Will you go on this journey to better health with me?
I think most people would say, “oh you don’t need to lose weight” because I am not that big. But being ‘not that big’ doesn’t mean healthy or in shape! The problem is that I used to exercise all the time and then got busy with my business and find myself sitting at the computer (which is exactly what I am doing now!) all day! That is not good no matter what your size is! I need to get back to working out and toning up. How many of you out there are in the same boat?
So with the start of the new year, I start again. My plan is to work out first thing in the morning because once I sit down at this computer, its over. I get busy and put off working out, eating, etc. So first thing is working out. I used to go to the gym everyday but I no longer belong to the gym. What I found is that I can work out at home and it takes up less time which is good because I have work to do. If you are a mom like me, you only have so many hours during the day. For me, that is the time my boys are at school, which goes by so quickly. I need something fast and easy.
So I started following the extremely popular Tone It Up girls. They have great, free workouts on their site and let’s face it, they are inspiring. All you have to do is look at them and it’s pretty motivating! I have to admit, I wish I were 20-something like they probably are and this would probably be a little easier but oh well! Another great site for free workouts is bodyrock.tv. Between these two sites and running, I am hoping to get in shape before spring and hopefully by blogging about it I will keep myself accountable!
Helping me get back to running is the fact that my sister is trying to get me to run a half marathon with her. I am not sure I can do it but I am going to try. The longest race I’ve ever run is a 10K. I usually get bored on long distance runs so I am not sure I am going to be able to get through 13.1 miles but at the very least, I am hoping by training I can get in shape, whether I actually run all 13.1 or not! I am going to be using the training schedule from Fitnessmagazine.com via Pinterest. See below.
As far as food goes, well…I LOVE food! And by food, I mean all the food that is bad for you. Anything with sugar, dessert, etc. These are terrible for you obviously! I also think I am somewhat of a foodie, which means I love to try things, make new recipes, etc. On top of that, I’m southern, which totally means I bake and cook and eat for any reason. Oh it’s Wednesday, let me bake some cookies to show my love (when really I just wanted cookies myself)! I love going to dinner at fancy restaurants and I hate to cook on the weekends for some reason so that means lots of Friday and Saturday nights out to eat. All of this is not good for me! So moderation and a better diet is going to have to be part of this resolution.
I read somewhere that a fit person is made up 80% on food and only 20% in the gym! Wow! That means I just need to eat better and work out a little and not vice versus! I’ll take that!
On the quest to eat better, I want to find some inspiration for real food. None of this health nut fake food stuff. REAL! So I stumbled upon a site called The Fit Foodie and it looks like a great resource for recipes and more. I also love Cooking Light Magazine for real recipes but lighter!
So here is to a New Year and a New, fitter and healthier me! I would love for you to join me on this and let’s help each other stick to those New Year’s Resolutions!! Comment below on what your resolution is or how you plan to stick to it or comment on any suggestions you have for fitness and healthy eating.