Rethinking the New Year's Fitness Resolution

Tis the season to eat and drink all the things, scale back your gym time (or stop completely) and just keep telling yourself you'll get back at it January 1 (well let's be real, January 2). Or there's those of you who fell off the fitness wagon months ago...maybe last March after the initial buzz for the new year's resolution wore off and shit got real. I have my off days—hell my off weeks—I'm not here to write a rant about new people crowding the gym early January (I LOVE to see people inspired to get started again), but rather to say: let's pause and think about this....

How many times have you resolved to getting back to working out or eating right?
And how many times has that worked out (no pun intended)?
How long did it last? And if it didn't last, how did you feel about that?

Hey, no judgement here, just setting out some things to think about. The reality is many of us jump in with both feet, hands, and head – ready to rock. And we do. Until it becomes too much for us and something has to give...which is usually that massive undertaking we took on without really making room for it in our lives, physically and emotionally. You see, habits aren't built on a 30-day food challenge or 21-day workout plan. If habits are to become a REAL part of our everyday lives they are built slowly and consistently, with intention, over time. As humans, we CAN'T do it all! We can do anything, but we can't do everything. 

I write this NOT to discourage you from starting again as a new year's resolution, but to suggest you go in slowly, eyes wide open – with great intention to make changes, one small step at a time. Join that new year's challenge if it inspires you to make change, just don't expect IT to be the change. A healthier lifestyle takes a lifetime commitment, but it can begin slowly...it SHOULD begin slowly. 

Wishing you sweat and stretches...and a giddy new year,

Lisa XO

My Fit Week in Review: August 8-14

My Fit Week in Review: August 8-14

Last week I decided to work on personal accountability by posting a weekly review of my workouts and nutrition. The goal is to do this throughout August, helping me stay motivated during a busy and HOT month! Check out week one here first. Read on for HIIT overload and meal delivery.... 

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My Fit Week in Review: August 1-7

My Fit Week in Review: August 1-7

Accountability is key. It's why I share workouts and meals on my social accounts, and also why I use those same sites to announce alcohol free weeks (or months.. god forbid), and challenges I'm adding to my own workout schedule. When I put it out there I work harder for it. Maybe you don't like to share, that's cool too. But WRITE IT DOWN or track it privately - just find a way to hold yourself accountable and repeat it. Repeat it...and did I say repeat it?

In an effort to amp up my own level of activity and kick out of a recent (minor) slump I'm planning to keep a training and nutrition diary for the month of August - and maybe longer if it's a useful tool! Here's my activity recap and some nutritional insights from this past week. 

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10 TRX SUSPENSION MOVES FOR A SUMMER SWEAT

10 TRX SUSPENSION MOVES FOR A SUMMER SWEAT

This light, portable tool is a must-have for any fitness pro or enthusiast. A staple in military training programs and lockers rooms of major sporting leagues, it can be set-up anywhere to deliver a fast and highly effective workout. The hubs, Lee Zawacki, a Qualified TRX Coach, demonstrates 10 basic moves to get you started. 

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PILATES PROWORKS OPENS IN ALEXANDRIA - COME SWEAT WITH ME!

PILATES PROWORKS OPENS IN ALEXANDRIA - COME SWEAT WITH ME!

When opportunity knocks, you answer the door (or, you know, the email). When Skipp, the Director of Education for Pilates ProWorks, reached out to me via my website contact form I was in New York visiting family. I remember telling my husband, excitedly...and then taking three days to respond to Skipp. Why? In a nutshell - self doubt.

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