19 December 2012

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!!  No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT  06514, by January 12, 2013.

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Fitness Quest - Update

So far so good with my Fitness Quest and my goal of incorporating working out back into my daily routine. I have been making a conscientious effort to remind myself to workout and not to slack off. Today I printed out a calendar for December & January so I can actually write in what I actually did for exercise that day. I also started keeping track of my measurements as of today, so that I can track my progress in that department. I figure the more I write things down, the more I will keep myself accountable to following through with my fitness efforts and will actually accomplish my goals.

I would love to hear about your fitness journey and what things you are doing to accomplish your own goals.

12 December 2012

Fitness Quest - Rebooted

I have not been good this past year at sticking to my Fitness Quest - my goal to get back in shape and be healthier in general. I have been fairly good at trying to watch what I eat and not overindulge in sweets and unhealthy snacks, but I have not been sticking to my quest of incorporating a fitness plan into my daily routine. So here it is, my Fitness Quest - Reboot! I think this is the 3rd attempt at getting my Fitness Quest started, but I am determined to start and stick with it. I figure starting before the New Year will give me a jump start on my New Year's resolution. A friend of mine is on a fitness quest of her own, working towards the body she wants by 30. As I am a few years older, I have decided my goal is to be working towards the body I want by 35, which is about 7 months away at this point. I think that is a feasible goal if I start on a steady fitness routine at this point and work my way up towards my goal of losing weight, strengthening my muscles and toning my body. I am not looking to accomplish anything outrageous, but there are definitely areas where I need to trim the fat and strengthen the muscles that have been neglected over the years of having my 3 kids. Time to stop making excuses for not fitting in workouts and find ways to incorporate workouts into my daily life and make the time to do them. The excuse that I am too tired or I ran out of time is getting old. I know if I do workout, I will actually find I have more energy and will accomplish more things in my day. Working out and taking care of my health need to become more of a priority, rather than something that I will do when I have time, it's time to make the time! I have joined a few different groups and pages on Facebook with friends, and they truly are inspiring to see what others are doing and accomplishing. We all are individuals and each of us have different goals for ourselves, but we can help to inspire one another to become the very best that we each can be, both inside and out.

I would love to hear your stories and goals...please share!