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The day we arrived home I was eager to get back into my daily workout routine! However the weather was uncooperative, and my motivation quickly dwindled to the joy of TV. At the start of this New Year  I vowed to run a 10 km this upcoming Sunday but now sadly my unconditioned butt  is dropping down to a 5km. So I must confess that I did not make my 10km goal for March!

'I wonder how many calories are in this piece of foliage?'

However, this is my wake-up call of too much good food, wine, and HBO. I need refocus my priorities  making a serious commitment to my workout routine and diet.

Vacation was fun! But all of my bad vacation habits stuck with me when I returned home.

So to get back on track and rescue my bloated belly from the brink of despair – I have made a basic 10 step plan to wiggle my way back into my skinny jeans and to run a 10 km in May.

Step #1

Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. If I do not fail to run to the bathroom at least five times in the afternoon than I’m not drinking enough…

Step #2

I will limit my caffeine in take to two cups of coffee per day without sugar.  But if you see me begin to detox with shakes back away slowly and run!

Step #3

I will eat a healthy salad or pita sandwich at lunch with a piece of fruit for dessert . Farwell, to my deep love of carbs. We both knew a  day would arrive when our passionate affair would come to an end.

Step #4

I will place a lock on the bread box and throw away the key.

Step #5

I will maintain my weekly workout schedule. If I fail to run, spin, or sweat than you can send Dog the Bounty Hunter after me. But I’m pretty sure I can still out run him…

Step #6

I will limit my sloshy drinking habits to two glasses of wine on the weekend. And I believe my wallet and ass will thank me for it!

Step #7

I will enjoy take-out only once a week; laying off  my deep love for Butter Chicken and the goodness of aloo tiki. I wonder if I should scratch Donairs and poutine off the take-out list as well? Can’t completely deprive myself can I?

Step #8

Every morning must start with an early morning Yoga Routine. It’s all about clearing the mind, rejuvenating the soul, and being all bendy!

Step #9

I will do two Body Rock challenges per week! Have you seen Zuzana? She makes Jane Fonda look like a cupcake! 

Step #10

I will laugh! And laugh until my heart’s content!

It’s time to get back to basics and enjoy the little things in life!  I have a feeling this basic  plan will help  dwindle my muffin top  and make me move!

What is the best lifestyle choice you ever made? What was your plan of action to achieve your goals?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

15 replies

  1. my best lifestyle choice, by far, making exercise a major part of my life….and, I have to thank Marc for that. Before I met him, I didn’t realize the importance of exercise. I assumed since I was thin, I didn’t need to work out. I never gave any thought to my heart. Nor, did I realize that it would be such a great stress reliever. Now, I can’t go a day without some sort of workout, even if it is only for 15 minutes. I even make sure to work out while on vacation….. Good luck with your steps… as for #6, I am bad… we do wine every night with dinner….

    1. It is a great stress reliever! I was pretty diligent over vacation but once we arrived home to the poor weather…My motivation just went caput! But I’m slowly getting back on track 5km race tommorrow and Boot Camp on Monday! I’m pretty sure I will be hurtin’ 🙂 I also think #6 will be tough but it’s for the best 🙂

  2. Last summer I decided to stop letting a midlife baby and menopause get the better of my body and do something about it. I was pleased to find that once I got serious and exercised 5 or 6 days a week and followed a 1400-calorie a day meal plan, I lost 35 pounds and had to buy all new clothes. I was happy I lost my pregnancy weight before the baby became a teenager.

      1. I was on a DVD roll at one time! I should digg out my turbo jam and yoga booty. Just to break the monotony of my routine. Thanks for the link! I’m looking forward to checking out your previous posts 🙂

  3. Honestly – my lifestyle change has probably just been starting my blog! It initially originated to document a challenge I had for myself: workout every day for 30 days. At the end of that 30 days, I felt like I was looking at the world through an entirely new set of eyes! All of my priorities had shifted and I’m still going strong (not every single day, but u know what I mean…) : )

    1. It feels great to be back at again! And I find blogging about it helps to keep me accountable 🙂 I love your 30 day challenge that’s the perfect way to make a great start to a lifestyle change 🙂

    1. Woohoo! I’m finding the 5km easier each time I do it! You will rock it! I figure a 10 km in May is much better just because the snow will be gone and the ice will be melted off the sidewalks. It makes for much easier running 🙂

      Do you have a favorite playlist you like to listen too?

  4. Great blog!!! Woo Hoo!
    You are to be commended and thanx for the inspiration.

    It is always easier to make these things happen in the spring as well.

    You are very brave my friend locking up the bread box!
    I can’t live without one bagel for breakfast-not to mention my “issues” with potatoes, cheese and beer.
    What can I say???
    It is in my genes….Ukrainian genes 😉

    1. Thanks! The no bread rule is tough! I caved in yesterday and had a slice of corn bread. Oops! It’s funny that you mention your genes – I’ve been craving perogies and beer since I wrote that post 🙂

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