I have been achieving extraordinary things in my business through the use of accountability coaching, and happened to think: "What about a fitness accountability partner program?"
All it would take is a few willing bodies and minds, our personal stories, and our fitness goals--anyone wishing to participate, join the Active Rain Fit Club (http://activerain.com/groups/fitclub), post your story, post your goal, and we're all off to the finish line!
About 25 years ago I was an aerobics and weight training instructor (this was before there was such a thing as a "Personal Trainer", btw). Over the years, through marriage, childbirth, and congenital spine issues I had battled my wee 5'1" frame into a state of nearly constant pain in addition to the yearly wardrobe revolving door syndrome.
This year, I decided it was time to make a change--a real change, a permanent change, but to make it stick I started slow and small:
- yoga: daily, one-half hour
Immediate results, in mind and body--the back issues which had me groaning each morning as I crawled out of bed gradually dissipated to a rare twinge now, six months later. I was noticibly more flexible, trimmer, and stronger within weeks. I had more energy--now I actually wanted to take the dog for longer and longer walks, which I'm now coaxing into runs (she's pretty out of shape, too!)
Huge bonus: people noticed--both the ones who have known me and even those who don't have commented on my carriage, confidence, and appearance.
Now I've added:
- Cardio: three to four times a week (the dog walks--at least every other day we go 2-3 miles instead of the old 'quickie')
in addition to:
- sports: 1-2 times a week (whatever I can fit in--tennis, kayaking, tossing a frisbee on the beach, biking)
My next goal:
- to lose the last little belly rolls so I can have abs (like Suzanne!), and
- quit smoking (down to only about a pack a week right now)
So...who's next? Be brave--tell all! The moral to this story is: Make ONE Change.
(or, as Nike would say: "Just Do It")
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Loretta J. Buckner
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