Monthly Archives: August 2013

I Feel Like This Often…

I say this daily: Fit ain’t easy. I love the benefits, but it’s a tough row to hoe on a daily basis—especially when you have a loaded schedule, kids to transport a million places, and a hubby who needs his wife to be…well…June Cleaver on more than a daily basis (sorry baby, I love you to pieces, but you can be a lot of work).

That said, I teeter-totter on the line between insanity and madness on more than a random basis and, you know what keeps me from tipping one way or the other on my worst day—my regimen. Sometimes it’s that very monotony, the sheer knowledge that this is something I choose to do FOR ME which keeps me from finding the nearest corner, assuming the fetal position, and repeating arbitrary numbers that only I understand the meaning of…okay, well, maybe I wouldn’t go all ‘Huck’ (he’s a character from the television show ‘Scandal’ in case you’re wondering), but you get my drift.

We all walk the tightrope every now and then, that’s okay, the trick isn’t avoiding it, the trick is knowing how to stay on it without losing your balance altogether. If you can do that, you’re halfway to winning the battle.

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Fit, Food, and The Battles in Between

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I won’t speak for anyone else, but I love food! And I’m willing to bet a few bucks that a lot of “fit” people love it too. I can be hella honest when I say the hardest part of my day sometimes is choosing the strawberries over the chips, or the tofu stir fry over the meat lovers pizza (even though I don’t eat meat!).

For me, the battle between my love of food and my love of being fit is one I take on constantly. And though I choose the latter more than the former, that doesn’t mean it’s not hard as hell!

The first rule for anyone undertaking this lifestyle, in my humble opinion, is not to believe it’s going to be a cakewalk. You will be challenged, there will be days you’ll want to quit, and there are certainly going to be moments where your choices won’t mimic your decision to be a healthier individual–it is what it is.

My advice is not to beat yourself up too much because you’re certainly not alone in that regard and nothing about being fit, strong, and healthy implies being perfect, infallible, or free from the pull of over-indulgence.

Fit may be the best life to lead, but don’t think for one minute that it’s all roses because sometimes it can be a real pain in the ass–in my opinion, of course 🙂

The 2-Day Rule of Fitness

Yes, I pretty much follow this rule.

I exercise almost daily during the week—with a planned mid-week rest day to recuperate from ‘Leg Day’ hell—and use the weekend for family fun; that usually involves some level of activity.

In any event, if I actually were to go more than a day or so without moving, I would start arbitrarily smashing things (or hurling inanimate objects at my hubby, whichever came first) so I couldn’t do it if I tried.

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