stacie bike picI guess getting fit and staying fit is not supposed to be easy…or fun, unless of course, you are one of those people who has fun getting fit. I know there are a lot of you out there. I am not one of you. I wish I was born fit and could eat anything I wanted and stay fit, but alas, it is not to be. As we get older the task becomes that much more of a discipline. Paleo and Cardio! Why can’t it be Ice Cream and Meditation?! Why??

Well, I started a new fitness regimen with our new personal trainer, Stacey Schimke, and I have to say, I LOVE it. (And her). I don’t feel judged or bossed around. There is a nice challenge but one that fits my capacity and the best part is that it only lasts 30 minutes! I can do just about anything for 30 minutes. Well, maybe not, but I can do this. Three times a week.

We use our own body for cardio and resistance, so there is not a lot of complicated weight management, just my own weight management! I feel stronger and leaner already and with the addition of keeping a food journal which she monitors, we will manage my intake to maximize results. There is just something to be said for being accountable and supported.

It’s hard for us avid helpers to help ourselves. You know who you are. But it is so worth the attention because when I am happy and healthy, I am happier and healthier in all my relationships. Win-Win!

So even though the workouts provide a challenge, it’s not a feeling of dread or defeat that precedes or follows, but one of success and confidence. Now that’s an easy feeling I can support and promote.