One of my goals for this year is to get in better physical shape. I have what I consider to be a “milestone” birthday coming up this year and I would really like to lose some weight and get fit by then. I want to have more energy, more stamina and more overall strength. I’m happy to report that I have started getting my act together and have been exercising regularly starting this week. I know, I know…we are only four days into this week. But, I have exercised every day this week (twice on Tuesday) and that’s a great start for me. I’m excited! I’m pumped and I am feeling great about continuing this wellness and fitness trend!! Please, wish me luck.
One cool thing is that I am not in this fitness quest alone. Mickey has been able to start running again and so far this year he has logged over 50 miles in running. (He had shin surgery last fall and has just been able to start running again this year) He is doing SO great! Also, my best friend Terri is working out each day (well, night) as well. She and I text each other when we are just about to start our work-outs and/or when we have just finished. That way we are sending encouragement to the other. And, that is awesome. Even though we are 200 miles apart, I know we’re in this together. We are uplifting and encouraging one another every step of the way. Neither one of us wants to see the other fail, so we are holding up our own end of things so that it helps the other to remain strong. It’s just incredible, really.
The work-outs I am doing most often right now are Biggest Loser Boot Camp and Biggest Loser Weight-Loss Yoga. Both of those are GREAT work-outs. If you think that yoga can’t be a great work out, try this dvd and you’ll know differently. Granted, the Boot Camp is more intense in some ways, but I will say that I break a sweat and feel the muscles working in yoga as well. I highly recommend these two dvds!! I have also done the first segment of Jillian Michaels’ Body Shred and – WHEW- that was tough. It was a great work out, but I did it on Tuesday evening after I had done yoga in the afternoon and it just about flattened me. I guess it’s obvious that I am desperately in need of getting into better shape, right? Well, I’m on my way!! I’m doing it!! And, it feels GREAT!!