Monthly Archives: December 2014

Living Fit Mommy: Ease on Out of The Holidaze

I don’t know about you but, from the time Halloween exited stage left until this very day, I have been on fast forward. Thanksgiving was a blur, Christmas is already a distant memory, and the coming New Year is has become my subtle reminder that it’s time to get down to the business of getting back into the fit groove.

Lucky for me, I managed to maintain a somewhat regular workout routine throughout the holidays—even with a seasonal job cutting into my precious minutes—but a lot of my workout sessions were abbreviated or tailored around an increase in plyometric activity because I needed to get as much bang for my buck as possible; again, time was short and any opportunity I had for getting in the gym was precious. I made the most of every workout because I didn’t want to be sitting here on December 31 talking about the holiday pounds I gained from all the eating and not working out I did.

That said, with the tree already packed away and my focus turning towards new goals (I don’t do resolutions), I am ready to further challenge my mental and physical self to see if I can reach a new level.I still have a long way to go to get to where I want to be and I know I can still build more strength in a few areas.

It’s important to keep yourself motivated this time of year. No matter where you are in your journey, you have to be mindful of what you want for yourself so that you don’t fall victim to complacency or laziness.

So, if you’ve fallen off the proverbial wagon, dust yourself off and get back in the game, and if you’ve stayed on track, pat yourself on the back and then set a new goal to get that much better.

Bottom line: a new year is just a new opportunity to do big things.

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Living Fit Mommy: Be Yourself Because, Why Not?

I think a lot of folks have wasted/are wasting a good bit of their lives chasing an unattainable image; an image that’s based on another person (or entity’s) idea of what perfection looks and acts like, and that time that’s being wasted is not able to be recouped, it’s gone forever, so my new theory is pretty simple: screw what everyone else thinks and do you. Period.

Living Fit Mommy: Resolutions Suck, Try Creating Good Habits and Being Consistent

I’m not much for making “resolutions”, but a fair majority of people are still into making them and you can rest assured there will be plenty of the “I’m gonna lose (insert pounds here) this year!”. Unfortunately, a fair number of that population will give up on their good intentions long before Easter Sunday rolls around.

The thing about resolutions is they are faddish in nature. Everyone makes one on January 1 because it’s a New Year and, supposedly, a new opportunity to start over and do things differently than the year before.

The concept is wonderful, but when you attach something like a “resolution” to it, then you make something that should be about goals into something that everyone can point to as a failure should you decide not to follow through.

It’s way too much pressure to start with and who needs that type of burden? Not me, I can tell you that much…keep your stinkin’ resolutions and stick with personal goals that don’t have an end date.

Where weight loss and good health are concerned, there simply isn’t a time table. A new year might offer a good starting point for recording progress, but in the end consistency is what will get you to your goal the quickest—and that can begin at any point you’re ready to really make a commitment to living fit.