Thursday, December 1

December 1st!

Wow! It's so hard to believe it's already December 1st and 2011 is almost over. How are you going to say goodbye to this incredible year we've had? Are you going to be 5lbs heavier at the end of the month and uncomfortable in your otherwise slammin' outfit come New Year's Eve? Or are you going to work hard this month, stay on track, and feel fantastic?!

Temptations to skip the gym and pretend calories don't exist are at an all time high this month. With parties and get-togethers, shopping for presents, and all the delicious treats everywhere you look, it is easy to understand why this month really takes a toll on the average person's waistline! But using the holidays as an excuse to binge on treats and ignore our exercise regime is not only bad for our health, but will make our New Year's Resolutions to "get into shape" that much harder to stick to!

So, I say start now! Set pre-resolutions to keep up with exercise, or start exercise now if you haven't already, and get ready to feel sexy and confident when the clock strikes midnight at the end of the month! Plan and cook meals in advance so you're not tempted to eat out while doing your shopping, move as often as possible, and keep your treats to a minimum! If you know you have a Christmas party on the weekend, eat like a saint all week and try to get in an extra few minutes of exercise each workout to allot for the extra calories you'll likely be consuming at your party.

If you're at a loss when it comes to exercise, let me know! I have a few drop-in classes available each week that would help fire up your metabolism and give you a head start on staying, or becoming, fit for the new year :)

Sunday, November 27

Women Kick Ass!

I'm snuggled up on the couch with a hot cup of green tea (decaf, otherwise I'll be up ALL night!) and found Mulan is on TV! I love this movie :) Movies about women taking charge, getting in shape, and kicking butt are so inspiring! I've always enjoyed watching movies like GI Jane, Enough, and Mulan, and I especially love when it's an unassuming type of character that kicks butt. Transforming from a shy, insecure woman to a strong, independent and confident hottie! Strength is so sexy, isn't it?!

Have you undergone a transformation before? I have changed a lot in the past 10 years, and 5 years! It is important that we always stay challenged and strive to become better versions ourselves. We can always improve, and grow to be better. And we can always get better at kicking ass in our own (non-violent) way ;)

How can one become better? How can you grow and learn and change as an adult? First of all, try something new and get out of your comfort zone at least every 90 days. Join a new type of class or club. Take up painting. Take up photography. Try out a dance class, or take go back to school just for one class a week to become more educated! Learn for the fun of it :) Become your own personal gourmet chef. Keep a gratitude journal. Meditate. Get in touch with old friends or go out once a week and try to meet new ones! Get into shape and move your body every single day.

Decide you want to kick ass, and do something about it! You have all the power to change within you already- you just need to find your motivation and let nothing stand in your way!