Another end-of-the-year post talking about another new-years-resolution? It’s enough to make me hurl – and it’s my post! But, here I am again, with the same resolutions as last year. Along with millions of others, I want to get in shape and lose the excess weight. After three kids, I don’t have dreams of a Hollywood body. Come one folks, most of that is put back together under the knife. I just want to feel healthy again and like the girl I see in the mirror.
Yes, I still see myself as a girl. Yes, I’m forty-one years old. So, what?
Last year, I took a little January Jump Start coaching with my friend Stacy, at Center Stage Wellness. I was doing pretty well, until the kids got sick, I got sick, life happened and I was derailed. Never was able to get back into the workout groove.
Confession #1: It is getting easier and easier to derail me as I age. I am dripping and oozing with “Mommy-Guilt.” The notion that there are a gazillion of other things that are more important to do than to take an hour to take care of myself.
Don’t feed me the line, “Your kids need a healthy mommy!”
BLAH! BLAH! BLAH!
I’ve told myself that line for years, but it’s not enough anymore. I won’t bore you with my sob story. I’m saving that for my “results” post – I am optimistic that I will write it in 2013 because I took a jump start in December with my new years resolution.
I started attending classes at the Dailey Method. I was invited by Melissa from My PB + J and I admit, I was intrigued. It’s a cross between pilates and yoga and physical fitness and hell. It’s not cardio. You do small movements to really get to the core of the muscle. The class goes by quickly as we are constantly changing our movements so you don’t get bored. I have developed a love-hate relationship with that little green exercise ball.
The Dailey Method is based on kinesiology and core alignment principles. They promises to strengthen, tone, and lengthen my entire body to produce quick physical results.
Oh, and your butt will be on fire after every single class.
After my first class, I hobbled and prayed I would make it to my car without falling over. I moaned to my husband as I tried to sit down next to him on the couch about how sore I was, only a few hours after my class. I have never felt like this so quickly after a workout. I was hooked. I could feel my body changing.
Confession #2: I barely completed the first month, I have only been able to attend classes 3 times a week and I haven’t been following my diet plan too strictly. Cut me some slack. It was December – the worst month of the year to start a new diet and exercise program. But, I know that January will be awesome! I am motivated by all of the many women I have met who have offered me testimonial after testimonial about the transformations their bodies have taken. I am ready for the ride of my life.
Because it’s not only my body I am hoping to transform, but also my mind set. Quite frankly, I’m not a in a good place mentally. Mom, before you freak out in tears calling me, I’m okay. I’m just stuck in my mommy rut. Picture a deep, dark well and I’m slowly clawing my way out.
I will not be posting many dessert recipes for awhile – for my sake. I just can’t have the sweet stuff within 30 feet of me. I threw out my leftover chocolate cake I baked because I kept nibbling on it every time I walked by it. The hubby is also set on losing a few from his love handles. He’ll probably get it down in one week. Despite him being 8-years older than me, his metabolism is a lot faster than mine.
A message for my dear blogging friends who bake up a storm and make me drool all over my keyboard: I apologize in advance as I avoid your blogs like the plague. I am weak and impulsive and I must disappear for awhile. I still love you and I will be back in a couple months.
So, as a last hurrah, I am posting this classy and silky Poached Pears with Red Wine and Pomegranate. Because 2013 doesn’t start until Tuesday. More importantly, it’s fruit. I will keep you all posted with my progress. Hold me accountable people!! I need your support, your snide comments and bad jokes to keep me going.
Disclosure: The Dailey Method in Rancho Bernardo has offered me two months of free classes. I have truly loved the staff, instructors and the
traumatizing classes. Every week I am getting stronger. They are offering two New Years Specials: For new students: $100 for 6 weeks (an additional 2 weeks for FREE). For new and existing students: $140 for 10 pack (a $40 savings). POM Wonderful also sent me a box of pomegranates to sample. And if you follow my blog, you know how much I adore pomegranates!