Keep on Keepin' On!

5 years ago

Hey, hey friends! :) Welcome to my last installment of the Inspiration to Fitness series! It's been an adventure and I can't believe it's already been seven weeks since I started this whole, crazy (and mostly new) adventure!


It's been a fun adventure that has stretched me and taught much more than I thought it would.

I can say with absolute certainty, that without this series...I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be exercising regularly.  Pure and simple.  I really needed this structure and accountability to stay on track and to establish something that I have wanted for some time now.

And even though this is my last official journal entry for Blogher and this particular series...I fully intend on keeping up with my new habit.  To help me do that, I have found a real life accountability partner.  I found a friend who is also trying to keep up an exercise routine and everyday we text each other when we are finished with our workout for the day.   Just a simple text usually, "done".

Seems like a simple thing, but let me tell you, more often than not, getting her text that she is already done, really makes me get my bum in gear and get mine over with as well.  And yes, I meant over with.  While this journey has helped me develop a new routine, I still HATE exercise, at least in the work out form.  Very often you can find me, during a work out, chanting "I can do hard things, I can do hard things, I can do hard things" during my cardio session and there usually isn't a minute of my workout that goes by that I don't want to quit.

But I don't.  Only because I know, that at the end of the workout, I will feel great, both physically and mentally.  It's been worth it for that alone.  The bonus of it all?  I'm being a great example to my boys.  They see their mom being active and taking care of herself and that speaks more to them than just words ever could.

I hope you've been inspired to start a new journey for yourself to better health through exercise and I hope you've learned as much through your journey as I have with mine.

I would love to hear about any progress you've made or journey you have begun!

Be sure to check out Alysa and all the great info she has to get your started or keep you going!

Hang in there and keep on keeping on! :)

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