Already almost a whole month of the new year is gone. It’s not even “new” anymore. How have those “resolutions” come along for you all? Being faithful to the new diet plan and exercise regimen? Have you quit smoking or at least cut back? Have you stuck to your Bible study, turned off the TV, tightened the budget, and gone to bed early? Good for you if you said with great energy, “YES!! I HAVE!!” Try again tomorrow if your answer was, “Well, see, what had happened was….”
That’s the nature of new year’s resolutions right? I have to say I consider it one of the greatest cultural crocks we give in to. (I know that’s not grammatically correct but I do try to appeal to the masses lol) If you have to wait until a whole new year begins to make some kind of important change then it’s likely you won’t really make the change when that year begins. People who want to do new things or reach new goals don’t WAIT!! They get off their butts and DO IT!! It’ s like waiting for Monday to start a diet, or waiting until you “have it together” to accept Christ. (That’s a stretchy comparison I know) But I’m saying, if you wait for the right time to do something, you will waste a lot of usable time in the process.
So what kind of commitments did I make for 2011 you ask? Well, you know me too well if you said it was fitness related. Now I do not have a” lose this many pounds, be this certain size” sort of goal. Mine is just to stay IN IT!! Just keep going at it daily to get into the best shape of my life. Get stronger, leaner, faster, have more endurance, and feel everyday like I know I’m doing ALL I can to make it happen. So for me, it’s not a 2011 thing. It’s a “rest of my life for as long as I’m able never gonna quit” kind of thing. To that end, I’ve gone into the fitness biz!! Now most of you know I am now a fitness instructor. That sounds good, huh? I’ll say it again. I am a fitness instructor. That probably brings up some glorified images of six-pack abs and bulging biceps. Yeah, I’m not THAT fitness instructor. YET!! But the goal is to become that fitness instructor. And so my newest program is …..RevAbs with Brett Hoebel.
I am only three days in and here I was thinking, “Oh yeah, I’m fit, I’m strong. I’m goin’ straight to Phase TWO baby!! I don’t need to build a fitness foundation. I HAVE a fitness foundation!!” POP!! There went my bubble.
He is kicking my butt!! I am sore in places I have not been sore in a long time–and I LOVE IT!! This pain makes me think–RESULTS!! They’re coming, they’re coming!! Stick with it!! Added to the workout I am also partaking of the famous Beachbody Shakeology. Can I just say–YUMMO!! Now I tried it over the summer when a coach sent me some samples and it was OK–but I thought I’ve got this plateau in place for like a year now, I gotta do something…so I went for it and am now hooked. When properly prepared this stuff is GOOOOOOD!!! And I can really feel the effects like, less hunger and cravings, NO bloating, better regularity, and ENERGY through the roof! Wanna feel the same way? I can help you with that too!
I mentioned earlier that I am now in the fitness biz. You know all those infomercials you see–P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, Slim in 6, Body Gospel to name a few–you can buy them from ME!! And why would I be selling these items??? Because I’ve tried most of them and they have CHANGED MY LIFE!! Need I remind you, I am a fitness instructor. Now how did that happen?? Two Words.. TURBO JAM, and two more… CHALENE JOHNSON!! Had it never been for that workout I don’t know what I would be doing, but it wouldn’t be teaching fitness classes. It would probably be more along the lines of perfecting my after-dinner belly rub or making my next excuse for my weight, because…well Avery turns 8 in a couple of months and the “had a baby” excuse does not fly anymore.
So what’s up for me in 2011?? Big stuff people. Getting fit, helping others get fit, doing my part to overcome the obesity epidemic in America. Feeling awesome–and this year REALLY–the Memorial Day bikini is a DEFINITE!! Watch me!!