What an exciting year for me and my family! Some downs, but some ups and always busy, busy, busy. I started out this year doing P90X and being very focused on my health, and then I lost focus. I became lost in the “busy.” Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
By day, I work at an agency where I manage about eight people and I sit. No movement. By night, I have my own nonprofit, which does keep me busy but mostly just going from meeting to meeting. Recent studies have confirmed what we already know – sitting too much is not good for you.
I noticed that I stopped scheduling in workouts and gained and gained. I and a co-worker looked up and wondered where all of the extra beauty came from! I realized it was finally time to make the change I keep talking about.
What has been very helpful is working out with a trainer three times per week. At 7 a.m., I’m with my trainer and I’m sweating and moving. He talks to me about nutrition and pushing myself through the workouts and to keep my eyes on the prize.
The best thing is really the accountability factor. To have someone send me text messages about drinking enough water and making healthy food choices throughout the day has been great! It has kept me on my toes. It has made me want to push myself. I truly want to be healthier and give a good report to my trainer when I see him. I needed the big ole PUSH!
Something I also like about my trainer is that he shows me how to use what I have at home to workout. Using chairs, stairs, and other household items to get me moving or to help with strength training has been interesting to discover. We also review workout DVDs.
I’ve given myself a year to reach all of my health goals, and it’s a great to have a partner there to help me.
Who are you accountable to?