Monday, 16 September 2013

My Fitness Journey - Beginning Again

I think I was a fairly active child... and reasonably athletic.  I figure skated competitively for several years, and can probably attribute muscle memory plus a little genetics to my current physique.  I have managed to bounce back from 4 pregnancies.

our first 'house' purchase was this trampoline

Truthfully... I am in horrible shape.  I have very little cardiovascular fitness.  I'm winded climbing a staircase.  My energy levels are not great.  For my age, and lack of consistent exercise... I have decent muscle mass.  I like my body.  I like the way I look in a bathing suit.  But I would like to be fitter, stronger, and have more energy... kinda like the lovely Gabrielle Reece... strong and gorgeous!

Not me.  Gabby Reece

At 40, I believe that I have entered the threshold where if I don't start taking care of myself.... it will truly be downhill from here, and I don't want to go downhill.

I have started many a fitness regime over the last few years and quit every single time.  Some programs I have really enjoyed, like the Thrive 90 program.  Some activities have bored the living snot out of me.

My biggest challenge is how to fit in fitness.  Somehow, in the queue of family life.... I come last.  That is the paradigm that needs to change in order for me to succeed.  I need to put me first.  So for the next month... or so I am going to get up early and do something/ANYTHING active.  It might be a walk... maybe a little weights... maybe the Thrive 90.  I'm going to begin with simply trying to build the habit of putting myself first and doing something active every day for at least 30 minutes per day.

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