Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Eye of the Tiger

Here's the thing: Every year, winter gets the absolute best of me.  I am less active, I miss more workouts due to sick kids & snowstorms, I get less cardio because.......

 I AIN'T a winter runner y'all....

I am hungrier and in the house more and that means more food consumption.
I  feel like I EXIST in the winter, rather than LIVE.
The FIGHT goes out of me......

 I live in sweat pants, my thighs expand, then I don't EVER wanna put jeans on......and before I know it I have not gone out of the house in almost a week (yes, literally) and have myseriously gained 15 to 20 pounds by the time spring decides to show up.

Winter & ME.....

SO not pals.

So, this year my biggest New Year's Resolution is to not let winter get the best of me.
I'm fighting back.
Eye of the Tiger. (:D)

In times past I have made resolutions, but not really ever come up with a plan as to how to help myself achieve whatever goals I have set. I can "resolve" all I want, but if I don't have a way to make it happen...then what?

I decided to set some things in motion. I have a very hard time stepping out of my comfort zone but I need to grow up. So, I have taken two big steps in helping me........well, help me :) 

First, and the lesser of the 2, I have signed up for a spinning class 2 mornings a week to compensate for the runs I am missing due to winter.  Which means I'll be burning the fitness "candle" at both ends some days (becasue I weight train in the evenings), but it is really what my body needs to combat how much more sedentary I am in winter.

Second, and this is the one that makes me really nervous.....I signed up for an adult jewelry class!!  It has been almost 15 years since I have been a student of anything but life and it makes me nervous.  It will be not only good for my business, but good for my personal growth on so many levels.

OK, so there you have it. When you see me around Cyberspace ask me how it's going. Hold me accountable......pretty please?
Or just toss out: "Twillypop. Eye of the Tiger" to remind me to keep fighting.

Here's what I am wondering....did you make any major resolutions for the coming year? Have you made changes to set them in motion.....?


  1. Good for you! I saw the info. on that jewelry class,and I thought of you. You can do it-workout and jewelry. You'll be a better, more energized Mom/wife/business woman by taking time to take care of yourself. Eye of the Tiger Twillypop! Eye of the tiger. I'm rooting for you :o)

  2. Bless you!! I know the feeling ... Over Christmas alone I've gained 6kg. It was horrible to try to get back into work clothes again (so tight now!!!), I'm, right at this minute, sucking my belly in so that the buttons don't strain too much :D

    I really need to get my arse in gear too and do some (ANY) exercise.

    Be assured you are not alone, I fight the winter with you.

  3. Good plan, Sara! You'll be working your mind, body and spirit :)

    I have a very similar relationship with Winter. I just started my "good carbs only" change of menu and I feel terrific so far! I've also added a 3rd day of tennis. So here's to you, me and all the other readers who don't get along with Winter and who are going to out-smart the Winter Blahs this year!

    Cheers :)
    God Bless.

  4. I'll eye the tiger right outta ya! I did make some resolutions, but if I put them in print then I have to act on them, right? :?

  5. Don't even open the door for me to get on ya.... I KNOW you can do it! :O)

  6. Hey girlie! I think you are way too hard on yourself... A little weight gain does not change the person you are !!!!!!!!! It never will!

    And if it makes you feel any better - I have been trying to lose my pregnancy gain for 16 years now ! HA HA HA!

    But congrats on facing something that bothers you and also "growing" in another facet of your life! I wish you the best no matter what you do and I think you know that.

    My watch Ellen every day because no matter what day I have had - she makes me SMILE and HAPPY! AND, to lose this freakin baby weight! My son is a junior so I think I have waited long enough, don't you?

    Oh, and to be less critical. I am very critical - especially to those that I love most. I have to stop! Not everyone can be perfect like me, can they?



  7. Praying for you & your journey! You can do it!

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