Monday, 14 November 2011

A Pledge to Health

So I have decided to come out of my fitness hiatus. I should say that I do have a gym membership and I’m not afraid of the gym, my motivation is what sometimes gets in the way of me actually reaching my personal goals. My goals are like many of yours out there, to lose about 10 pounds or so and tighten up in those areas that make your skinny jeans look sexier and let me not forget the return of the bikini body. Which means lots of cardio, weight training and my dear favourite crunches and sit-ups.

So part of the reason for this post is selfish. I know if I put myself on blast out here on the WORLD WIDE WEB, I will make a better effort to stay on track.

The other reason is that through a little research I’ve found out that exercising, drinking lots of water, eating properly and taking a multivitamin are not only good for your health and longevity, but it’s also good for your HAIR. What a concept! When you think of it, it makes so much sense right.

So here is my plan of action:

Go to the gym at least three times a week, maybe four if I’m lucky and can hang.

Eat a healthy balanced diet, which includes three days of the week meat-free (not including fish and seafood). Hey I’m from the East Coast, I can’t give up my fish and seafood, so don’t ask me to.

Lastly drink plenty of water and take a multivitamin. I’m taking the vitamin to leave nothing to chance. I want to make sure I’m getting all the nutrients I need. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

I know many people may decide to wait to get back on track after the holidays, but I prefer to get rid of any access I have beforehand so I won’t feel as guilt about eating a little bit of stuffing, gravy and having a glass of wine. Then continuing my workouts afterward the season of joy, love and eating, won’t be such a chore. This is just my personal philosophy. What is yours?

Is there anyone out there sweating it out at the gym? What are you doing that works for you? Do you have any tips for those of us with motivation issues or need help getting started?

Blessings and Curls,


  1. For me going to the gym is too much of of a chore so I've chosen to give it a go at home with Jillian Michaels workout DVD's. The workouts are 30 minutes and crazy intense. It's hard to believe you will get results in such a short time but you do! For me motivation comes from an accountability buddy. Someone else on the same journey as I but won't let me by with that woe is me crap...I tend to go there. Good luck to us all as we start....or should I say restart....on this path!

  2. Good for you Curlie SciRice, the buddy system is great. Sometimes you need that extra push that won't fall for your excuses. Have fun and good luck to you and your friend as well!

  3. I think that's a great strategy. With it, you'll likely be more conscience of not over-eating during the holidays - so it's a definite win win. And come Jan, you've got a head start on losing the last few pounds.