This is that time where people have fallen off the new year resolution train. I know I have. Not when it comes to fitness, however, because I learned how to make it my priority and to never use excuses. But I’ve faltered in my creative writing goals.
One of my writing goals this year was to get back to blogging, build my blogger community, and yadda yadda. Well, it didn’t take long for my busy schedule to overwhelm me and I stopped blogging for almost two months.
At one time, I allowed that to happen with my fitness. I’d say, “I’m just too busy,” or “I don’t have time,” or “I’m too tired.”
Regardless of the goals, we tend to do that. In fact, the year I started my weight loss journey, I actually quit in the same way, at the same time, and restarted that goal in May after my 40th birthday. Thanks to all the many trainers I work out to and follow, I no longer allow myself to make excuses. They remind me daily that I can’t say, “I think I’ll work out tomorrow at 8.” Instead, I have to say, “I’ll work out to so and so at 8 p.m.” They also reminded me to surround myself around people who have similar goals, and to get my family on board with this change in my life, which I did.
In other words, to accomplish something, I simply had to just do it.
Admittedly, this has been another tough week, so it’s not as simple as I make it sound–as many of you know. It’s not always easy making time for ourselves when we work, have families, and tons of other obligations. For me, I’ve been averaging three hours of sleep a night for the last few months because of a bad round of insomnia, so just keeping straight on my fitness path has been challenging, much less keeping up with writing that doesn’t pay the bills.
I had to remind myself this week that this blog may not pay the bills, but I have a purpose for it. Not only am I sharing my writing on this site, but I’m also trying to be that person others need to be around so they can stand firm in making that important life change–a change that has made such a difference in my own life.
So with that being said, I say we jump back in together. We get back on track, and I encourage you to do a workout that I really enjoy, the Slim in 6 Series.
The Slim in 6 series is low impact, but very effective. You will work out every part of your body. Now, when some people see the time of these workouts, they may say, “No way do I have 60 – 80 minutes to workout!” I know I used to. However, because the workout is lower impact, it doesn’t feel long at all. If anything, I always feel great after doing one of the workouts because I work all my body. If time is an issue though, you can break them up and do half one day and the other half the next. No worries.
For some time, I tried to figure out what it was that drew me to this workout. I’m definitely not crazy about the music, and I’m more for the Zumba, Les Mills Combat, and other fast, fun, and intense workouts. But then it hit me. This workout reminds me of the good ol’ Jane Fonda workouts. For those of you my age, you’ll remember those days. I was in junior high when I found my mom’s VHS workout, hit play on the VCR, and fell in love with fitness.
Jane Fonda’s workouts were low impact but effective, and the Slim in 6 Series and Coach Debbie Sieber are both modern versions of that fitness regime so you can’t go wrong.
All you really need to get started are the videos or streaming access to Teambeachbody on Demand, light weights, and a strength training band. Visit teambeachbody.com for the first, and you can find the other two at any sports store.
But I got one better for you. This week, to help you get on track, I will be giving away the Slim in 6 Series, three pound dumbbells, and a box of Shakeology to help re-jumpstart your fitness. To enter into this drawing, you must comment on this post or on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/brandyraeramirez/, and tell me what has been your biggest challenge in keeping with your goal of losing weight.
Not only will your comments help someone else realize they are not alone in their struggle, but your name will be entered into this great giveaway drawing. I will be announcing the winner next Saturday afternoon, April 15. I look forward to hearing your responses!
– Posted by Brandy Rae: Copyright 2017
Location:San Angelo, Texas