Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Years Resolutions Reloaded

Today is the first of February.

I think it is only fitting to reassess any New Years Resolutions we may have had.

The gym is already thinning out from those of us who set resolutions to be fitter this year and I don't want you (or I) to become one of the statistics.

How are you doing with your resolution? Are you staying motivated AND determined?

If you are struggling, it may be time to modify those goals we all set for ourselves. Instead of looking at the big picture, set mini goals for ourselves throughout the year. If eating healthy is a goal, start with cutting out caffeine. Once that is done, move onto incorporating more fresh fruits and veggies (as an example). Sometimes a huge change all at once is to much for us to handle and just sets us up for failure.

For me, my New Years Resolution was to get as fit as I can in 6 months to try to avoid needing a tummy tuck. I don't know if this will be possible. I think after carrying a lot of extra weight for a long time plus having two children and lots of stretch marks has just wiped the elasticity in my stomach skin. HOWEVER I do think I can reduce my body fat percentage and get my stomach to an acceptable look for me- at least for this summer. I think I need to change my resolution from 6 months to a good year to get the best results. After that, I will readdress the need for cosmetic surgery.

Also, you may be finding that with your resolution that you made it too broad and not specific enough. You may have said that you wanted to get fit this year. Well what does that really mean? Working out? Changing your diet? You may need to get more specific. "This year I want to start Clean Eating" for example.

I am finding with my goal that I am adding things onto it as I am learning about how to get the best results possible. I started with joining a gym, then I added P90X dvd's into the mix. Now I am starting a new lifestyle of Clean Eating. Plus I have been slathering myself with lotion trying to stimulate collagen elastin in my stomach to firm the skin.

I am also finding that this new lifestyle is giving me goals for the future. Things I never in my past would have dreamed I would do. I am now considering becoming a personal trainer, a nutritionist or fitness instructor (or all three!). I am sure the old me would have said "say what?!?" But this is something to talk about another day.

Now to recap my workout yesterday...

Last night I went to the gym and did 2.16 miles on the treadmill. I did it in 30 minutes on the fatburn mode. I started at 5.0mph and then the treadmill took me eventually down to 4.0mph to keep my heart rate on the low side of my "Range".

Then I did CXWorx and Body Flow. Total time at the gym was 2 hours, 39 minutes and I burned 739 calories.

Yesterday morning (as a reminder) I did P90X Core and burned 365 calories making the total burned for the day from exercise 1,104. Not bad!

Today is just a P90X day. It will be Kenpo tonight after the kids go to bed. I love Kenpo so I am looking forward to it.

Tip of the day: Thought this was fitting with Superbowl indulgences coming this weekend so keep this in mind...


  1. Actually, the math is wrong- you have to run 35 minutes! Puts it all in perspective. Did you ever watch Jackie Warner's 'Workout' or 'Thintervention' on Bravo? LOVED those shows. She let people know just how very long you have to workout to burn off one cookie. Sad.

  2. I loved Workout. I never got to see Thintervention but I love her (Jackie)!