I've spent a lifetime chasing quick fixes and looking for the easy way out. I'm finally putting my big girl panties on and taking accountability for my health. So I will be exercising each and every day of 2013. Even if it kills me.
It’s official! At
46 47 (as of Oct 16, 2013) years old I’m making my first ever New Year’s Resolution. And …it’s a real doozy!
I guess it really started in November with my made-on-a-whim-but-it-was-the-best-decision-of-my-life trip to Malibu for a week-long stay at Fitness Ridge, a Biggest Loser Resort. Check out How a Groupon Changed My Life for that back-story.
I’ve been pretty committed to making better food, fitness and life choices since then (although the holidays were definitely not shining moments of success…). And so I found myself waking up Jan 1, 2013, slightly hungover, and feeling a little soft from several gym-free days over the holidays. So I decided to hike in Red Rock Canyon (Las Vegas). 2.5 strenuous hours later, I reached the peak [gasping for breath and a tad woozy], and was rewarded with a fantastic unobstructed view of The Strip on a gorgeous clear day.
And that’s when I made my New Year’s Resolution: I resolve to make 2013 the year of 365 Days of Sweat!
This resolution is about focusing on health and wellness. It’s about getting off the blood pressure medication I’ve been on for 4+ years. It’s about being able to climb a few flights of stairs without huffing and puffing. And yeah, if I can tighten up my flabby bits in the process, then that’s all goodness.
So the plan is this: rain or shine, sick or healthy, on the road or at home, working or on vacation, I will work up an intense sweat each and every day of this calendar year. At least that’s the plan. And hey…so far so good. Haven’t missed a day yet!
This blog will certainly motivate me to track my progress, but – hey, who am I kidding – it’s really about keeping me fully accountable, now that I have an audience.
Here’s to dri-fit clothing everyone! LET’S DO THIS!!!!
Get moving y’all!