12 Changes: February


Since January I’ve started to eat a lot healthier & I thought fitness would be the perfect way to keep up the momentum. I’ve never been very big on exercise, to be honest. I’d rather stay home and read, watch TV, drink coffee and write.

Last summer I had my first REAL fitness experience when I joined a fitness studio. One of my 101 goals in 1,001 days was to join a gym, but I had come to terms with the fact that I would never be a “join a gym” kind of girl. Until one of my best friends found an amazing deal through Living Social and convinced me to join her for a month of fitness before we left for Greece.

And so my experience with fitness began in July, and thank God I have friends like her because she always knows when to push me to do things that are good for me. I ended up learning to really enjoy fitness classes and, yes, even exercise with Jillian Michaels on the side. When I went to Greece I felt AMAZING, but while I was there I didn’t exercise anymore… so I lost this new found habit of mine. 

Ever since, I’ve wanted to get back into a fitness routine. I let school take over last semester and I made no time for ME to do things for my body. But with the New Year it’s time to MAKE TIME for me and for the things that are good for my well being. 

Writing down my goals on real paper last month really helped me out. It’s like it was really there for me to see, like I had really decided it was going to happen. I looked at my goals up on my wall regularly, and I thought about my “don’t forget” tips all the time. So I decided to stick with it for February and I wrote myself a little pep talk! Hopefully it works for me again. I know that exercise isn’t something that comes easily to me, but luckily I’m surrounded by people who motivate me on a regular basis & I know they’re going to keep me in line after seeing this. 

I started getting back to fitness classes LAST week, but haven’t done any really serious exercise yet. By this weekend I’d like to be back into the 30 Day Shred every single day, or almost. I know I hate that woman when she’s telling me that “300 pound people do jumping jacks, you can too! Keep going!” (Maybe I can’t Jillian! STOP BULLYING ME) but I also know that when the work out is done and the feeling of throwing up/passing out is over, I’m ready to go at it again. I miss the burn of a good work out in my muscles.

I also know that by focusing more on fitness and on a routine, I’ll be more likely to eat even BETTER and not want to cheat (who wants to see their hard work go down the drain?) Ideally, I want to feel really fantastic when I go to Orlando in 3 weeks. I know that’s really pushing it, but if I keep at it, I’ll have a nice post right before I leave about how awesome my work outs have been.

January was really good to me, and I want to keep at it. I think I can do it! 

What does your February look like? If you’re doing 12 Changes, what’s your goal for the month? 


8 responses »

  1. Feeling exactly the same! Very lax at the moment want this cold to shift first then back to the gym as planned.its horrible to look at pics from last year and say ugh at myself!!!

    Good luck you can do it! As for the 300 pounders really!! Where do they do jumping jacks and who watches them as I’ve NEVER seen such a thing!!!

  2. Oh, you sound so dedicated 🙂 I like it! I would really like to get back into a regular exercise routine myself and it’s going to be on my list of goals for 2012.

  3. Oh, yay! I love that this is your February goal! Exercise is something that comes so easy to me, but it was a long, long road to get to where I am. I’ll be checking in on you, girlie, but you have so much motivation that I know you’ll be successful. ❤

  4. Great work Mel! Sounds like you have it all under control with a good plan 🙂 Maybe take some measurements now so that you cans ee the changes from thr 30 day shred? I have a serious love/hate relationship with that dvd!

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