Balancing Act

Work, home, kids, sleep, exercise, food plans… everything takes planning and needs a balance in your life. However, finding that balance can be rough in the beginning when starting new routines for a healthier you.

Even after years, seasoned veterans can tell you that everyday will be bring a new set of challenges that will throw you off balance but there is a hope!!

If you form habits, it’s easier to find that balance again. It’s also helpful if you can have a “back up” plan for just about everything. If you can’t exercise in the morning see if you can carve out sometime at lunch. If you didn’t prep your lunch the night before make sure you know the places you can go to that have the healthiest options for you.

Making time for a healthier you can take some “work” but you’re worth it.

Have a great Monday!!!

Push a Little More

These last few years for me have been well… rough. Sometime in 2018, I came down with pneumonia and it brought out my long buried Asthma. Then I found out I had sleep apnea.

To say that my exercising went to crap was an understatement. I spent the next 6 months trying to gain control of just my breathing. Exercising on a daily basis was not really an option although I did try. Not always with the best results so I backed off and got lazy. Not a great idea either.

Discouragement became my best friend last year and I spent a lot of time exercising but without a lot of focus or planning and of course had almost no results and a lot of frustration.

This year I made a decision to take it step by step. I wasn’t going “full throttle” like I used to as a kid but I was going to push myself a little bit everyday just a little harder. To make my lungs work, to make myself stronger and hopefully see the results down the road.

So far it’s paying off. In 4 weeks, I’m down 6 pounds and 2 inches and my breathing during the day and night is much better. Yay!!!

So I’ll keep up what I’m doing, keep pushing and maybe by summertime have some of those results I was looking for last year.

Have a great day!!!

Disclaimer: I am an Asthma RN and would not recommend anyone with severe asthma, like myself, start any exercise program without consulting a doctor first.

Power House

Our bodies are a very unique design in so many ways. Muscles that we think are the most important, are maybe not as much, and the ones we ignore the most really need the most attention.

A few months ago I posted (Core Strength). Everyone you knows about the importance of your core and how it protects your back but most people tend to overlook their glutes.

Believe it out not your glutes make up the largest muscle group in your body. They attach to your back, hips, pelvis and legs. So when you exercise without stretching before or after these areas will not only feel it but your body will complain.

So stretching these muscles is not only important but a great tension and stress reliever. I’ve posted a lot of great stretching posts on my site!

Also building these muscles is a great way to burn those calories not only during exercise but continually through the day.

Happy Sunday!!