Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year Fitness Challenge


My gym is so crowded right now.  The exercise room is filled with everyone who usually only uses the pool in the summer.  The classes so full you can barely turn to side kick and yet, I know, in just two short weeks it will thin out and return to optimal breathing room.

Why do many of us make resolutions to get healthy, but never keep them?  For many January 1st signals a call deep inside that this year things will be different.

This week I embarked on a Fitness Challenge with some of my college friends.  It gives points for exercising at least 30 minutes a day and you get points for weight loss.  Two years ago I won this friendly contest and this year isn't going as expected.

First an asthma-like coughing fit threatens to ruin my chances at the prize.  Then there's just a busy life that takes a lot just to get from Point A: school to Point B: work and then back to Point A and then maybe go to Point C and don't even get me started about Point D.

But determination prevails and plans to continue on my quest to kick some booty and lose a little booty are in effect.  Plans to continue to eat whole foods, drink more water less coffee, and exercise everyday are in reach.  (I really love coffee, this could be hard

As parents we owe ourselves and our families a healthy parental unit full of energy and ready to take on what our days of the new year have to offer.

Bring it on 2011! Who's with me?

1 comment:

Mom to 2 Angels said...

We are on the quest, too :)