Its a NEW DAY…..

Mon Feb 18,2013: A new day is here. A new day of choices. Choose to start your day off with a good attitude. Take a moment when to awaken or while you have that cup of coffee to appreciate what you have and where you are in life. I really do this most mornings. If you are fortunate to be healthy put top dollar value on that! Choose to get out of that bed and take a walk. It’s good exercise plus good “think” time. Choose to go to the gym and pump a few weights, take a cardio class, a pilates class. Choose to put that P90X dvd in. YOGA…Talk about a big ole morning stretch! Call a friend and have them meet you… Exercise makes you feel better, makes you feel alive, helps you get that good “attitude. There is no reason… NONE…to not make exercise part of your day. Here’s to you making a good choice and having a great day today! Let’s get out there and rule the day.

Look “WITHIN” yourself

Thur. Jan 24,2013:  Today I’ll talk about feeling a little tired and not really wanting to go to the gym.  It’s 4 am right now.  I’m up pretty much this time everyday.  I get going pretty easily because my body clock is so programmed.  I get up this early on weekends also.  I use this as my focus and evaluation time.  This is what works for me.

I’m like anyone else though.  Sometimes, I don’t want to work out.  If I have worked out sufficently during the week…I might not, or I’ll just do a little something, or I’ll just do some light streteching.  The point being… I always asses where I’m at for the week, what’s on tap for the weekend, etc.  It’s is so engrained “inside” of me on taking care of my body – which directly is taking care of my health.  Now, this did not just happen over night.  Back in the day I did my share of fast food eating, adult beverage drinking etc.  There was a time when “fun” was the focus.  That being said, I understand when people struggle with commitment to working out and eating right.  It’s much faster, and easier to stay in bed, get fast food, or take a pill to loose the weight.  “EASY” never did get anyone anywhere!

My point from sharing a little bit about myself is to show you anyone can change.  You just have to look “INSIDE” yourself and decide you want to take care of yourself.  Doing things you don’t necessarily want to do, but need to do can be challenging.  I truly believe I need to exercise most days of the week and make good food choices everyday of the week.  It makes me strong, vibrant, energetic, and just plain feel good.  It’s easy for me now.  It’s a HABIT.  It’s a no brainer.  This is my hope for others.  For those who find it hard to believe this is the way to a healthier longer life.  It must come from “INSIDE”… if this article pertains to you…take a minute to get inside that head and ask yourself why you keep” CHOOSING” the “EASY” way?  It is a choice you know?

Ok, enough for today.  I’ll be doing a workout from earlier this week…I’ll lighten it up.  Legs are tired today.  Everyone Have a great day!

Form the “HABIT”

Wed Jan 23, 2013:  Hump day is here again.  If your on the bandwagon about starting a healthy lifestyle I’m fixing to post a workout for you.  We are 3 weeks or so into the new year….hopefully you are carving out a habit of daily exercise.   The first thing that has to be done is get into your mind daily exercise and healthier eating habits has to become a habit.  You have to believe your choices now about diet and exercise do affect your body and health later.

Everyday that alarm goes off we start making choices.  We make choices about are we gonna go to work everyday.  Of course, we’re going to go to work…we want to be paid.  For myself, most every morning I choose to write a little something to you…just for a little boost.  I don’t do it just for you… it also gives me that boost to get my workout in.  I formed this habit of exercise many many years ago.  It’s just automatic for me…it’s pretty much easy!  Once, you believe inside you exercise and better food choices are a must….forming the habit will come.  It can become “easy” for you also….just make that choice: go to the gym, go play tennis, go ride a bike, take a walk, buy fruit instead of chips,drink water and not soda.  The choices are unlimited.  Believe in yourself…you are worth the choices you make.

Warm up:  30 sec of everything:  jump jack, squat, jog in, stick ups.  Repeat 2x

Group 1: Reverse Lunge- 10 ea leg,  spiderman climb.  Repeat 2x

Group2:  Triple Stop Push up- 10,  side to side jumps-10 ea side.  Repeat 2x

Group 3: Plie squat-15 reps.,  DB rows- 15 reps ea side.  Repeat 2x

Group 4:  Jump Jack-20sec – rest 20 sec.  Repeat up to 8 x

Gonna tear you up!!!!  You are responsible for your body!