Sticking to a BALANCED Lifestyle including regular exercise, good nutrition, balanced work and rest, quality family time and the rest is never easy. I preach this everyday to my clients: ‘Drink 8 glasses of water a day’, ‘Never skip breakfast’, ‘Do not go more than 3-4 hours without a meal or a snack’, ‘Fit some type of activity in every day’, ‘Work time in for yourself’, ‘Be sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night’, ‘Include prayer or meditation in our weekly regime’…My list of tips goes on and on.Lately I have felt like a hypocrite. Let’s face it. I’m a mom of 2 beautiful boys, aged 2 and 5, I own and run my own business, I work full time in my business. I have a household to maintain. I sit on the Board of Directors of my professional association. I coach Timbit soccer. I’ve just gone back to school. I have various other commitments and responsibilities. I HAVE INCREDIBLE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT at my fingertips any time I want to use it! But…here’s my secret: I have not been working out regularly. I have been finding myself feeding my children and skipping my own breakfast while I get them ready for school and daycare. Some nights I get to bed at 10pm and others midnight and my day starts as early as 5am. Last Wednesday night’s meal was pizza after finishing baseball. Thursday consisted of a drive thru hamburger on the way home from soccer. ‘Me’ time is usually spent cleaning my house as it is the only time I can find to manage this.
Recently I have been living with that feeling that I have too many balls in the air and it’s only a matter of time before I drop some. And guess what? I did and I have. And in the process I have disappointed many-including myself.These are just a few of my confessions. Well, this is NOT me. This is NOT healthy. And this CANNOT continue! I have always stressed that health and fitness is a lifestyle NOT a job. Well, I intend to get control of my healthy lifestyle once again. I know that this will take a lot of effort and planning initially. There will be a process and I would like to share this process with any of you who would like to do this with me. I know that many of you find yourselves in similar situations and I think we can benefit from ‘Doing this Together’.
I would like to invite any of you who are interested in learning from my attempts at new workouts, healthy eating plans, great recipes, workout schedules and general planning to join me in my efforts. You will also hopefully learn from my failures. Let’s motivate each other to exercise, eat right, find time for ourselves, make time for our family, for professional development, to try new things, etc. If you are interested in being part of this group please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost. There is no commitment. This is just me recognizing that my own journey will help others in addition to myself. I will be keeping a private, electronic, web-based journal & blog and will share this with those of you who contact me.For those who are not in need of this type of sharing at this time, let me please remind you that I regularly post great information (workouts, stretching sequences, recipes, stress-busting tips, etc.) on our Core Fitness Blog at http://corefit.acprehab.ca/. This is FREE information. This is my way of extending our services beyond what your time here with us in the clinic/studio includes. Please take advantage and visit our Blog and You Tube pages regularly to reap the benefits.
Yours in Health and Fitness,