Making Fitness a Habit

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! One thing I’ve been meaning to talk about for awhile is FITNESS! Last month, a friend of mine joined my gym and it’s definitely helped keep me on track as we pick a couple classes per week to go to. I have another friend who’s been going with me too, and I find the buddy system is amazing for hitting the gym – it’s so much easier to decide not to go when you don’t have someone there waiting for you! I was looking at my calendar and I realized I’ve been working out at least four times a week for the past four weeks, which is AWESOME!

Last week, I burned 515 calories in kickboxing… I just love my pink gloves. Fierce and fashionable!

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Then, I left it all on the floor after an hour of heart pumping bootcamp, complete with resistance bands, weights and ab work.

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Then this morning, I started my Sunday off with an hour of zumba, complete with a song that makes me feel like I’m starring in a rap video.

What’s great about the past few weeks is that despite what the scale says, I can feel and see results; like the tiniest ripple of a bicep muscle or  my stamina when I’m sprinting up the four staircases to my allergist’s office. After my last post about throwing out the scale, after my dietbet ends, I’m going to not weigh in for a whole month – and instead base my success on MEASUREMENTS, STRENGTH and STAMINA. I put too much focus on the number on the scale, when in reality, big changes are happening.

I also have something that should really kick it up a notch – Starting the 20th, I’ll be doing a bootcamp every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 7:15 – 8:15 AM. While I’m not looking forward to getting out of bed to do things like flip tires, I’m feeling better and better the more I make fitness a priority, and I have a friend who will be right by my side cheering me on. So, I’m actually looking forward to continuing my fitness journey.

I’ve made fitness a habit, and it’s a habit I don’t plan to break anytime soon.

How’s your fitness going?


6 thoughts on “Making Fitness a Habit

  1. what a fun post! I find it really motivating to focus on fitness and see how much stronger, faster or athletic you can be. It makes those ominous numbers on the scale less of a priority. Keep moving. ;)

  2. That’s awesome that you’re establishing a habit, and that you’re mixing it up. I think that’s the reason most people fail at keeping up with fitness, they just get bored. :P

  3. I wish you lived closer so we could work out together! Speaking of which–remember that Echo Mountain 6 mile hike out here? (The one with the remains of the hotel.) We should do a double date one of these weekends and go for a big hike!

  4. I just finished my workout, and it’s after midnight. I’m glad I did it anyway, and seeing this post right after made me feel even better.

    Fitness is a great habit, and you’re doing GREAT! I love that April is here too now, though I don’t think I’ve said so yet!

  5. It’s hard not to make fitness our top choice of activity now… well, it’s not my top choice but it’s my reality now. I just gotta do it!

    And THANK YOU, KENLIE! I’m loving the support from here, it’s totally helping me stay motivated! I can’t let you guys down as easily as I can let myself down. ;)

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