This weeks post is brought to you by the letter A. A for adaptation.
My initial fitness goal for Inspiration to Fitness was to workout six times a week. And well, that's just not working out for me. At least not a "set of exercises for a set amount of time" sort of exercise six times a week. I am still doing the shred and exercising on a REGULAR basis, but now I know that for me and my family, that looks better at five days a week. More in particular, the days of the week my husband works.
I know this may seem like a set back to some or an excuse to others, but the thing is, I want a long term change and I would rather be adaptable until I find a good balance for myself and my family, than to try to live up to goals that interfere with other goals that are less flexible. Does that make any sense? We have A LOT of balls in the air at the moment and exercise has been a great stress reliever so I don't want it to fall to the way side...so it HAS to be adaptable. I want long term success, not short term...I want to be able to keep this up forever, so I just have to find what works.
I am still having regular dates with Jillian, since she is still in line pretty much with what Alysa has recommended. I have also found an accountability partner to help keep me going. It's a lot easier to make me get up and go if I know that someone is waiting to hear that I have done it!
And the best part, I am seeing results! I FEEL slimmer. ; I feel more energized. If I can get myself to exercise early in the morning, I am left with the feeling that I can accomplish anything and that is something that you just can't buy, stumble upon or borrow, you have to earn it. :)
How are you doing on your New Year's goals? Are you hanging in there? Are you seeing results? Are you staying motivated?
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