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.....?