Starting New Years Resolutions Early

As cliche as it is, in 2014 I am going to get healthier. In fact, I’ve already started.

I started the Couch to 5K program (it’s a free app for your smartphone). Like the name says, it takes you from the couch to running a 5K over the course of 9 weeks by alternating between walking and jogging 3 times a week for about 30 minutes a workout until you build up to running a 5K. This very nice calm sounding woman tells you when to run and when to walk. You can play your music while you workout and there are multiple timers so you can countdown your workout. I love it. I’ve never been a runner – mainly because I keep foolishly thinking I am a runner so I try to go out and run 3 miles without any practice or warmup and end up not being able to walk the next day, so this is an amazing program to keep me working harder but at a realistic pace.

We’ve also started eating healthier. I’ve started preparing some fish for dinners. Last night was an epic fail but the idea of a chicken and vegetable stir-fry will definitely be in our rotation again (once I have the right ingredients and actually thoroughly cook it). I used to think a meal wasn’t complete without carbs but I’m starting to be ok without the rice or bread or pasta added – occasionally – I’m not going too extreme.

I’m also in love with vitaminwater zero now that it’s sweetened with truvia. Yum.

VitaminWater zero. Absolutely delish now that it's sweetened with truvia

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Jimmy & I also love doing a BodyPump class at Gold’s, sometimes with Kurt & Kate. Although this has taken a decrease in frequency since I started coaching. However, in 2014, we will be getting back on a group workout schedule to keep it fun and motivating. And I’ll post updates here to keep myself accountable 🙂

Next up in our lives: birthdays (my Mom’s this weekend, then Jimmy’s), basketball season for cheerleading, Christmas, our Disneyland vacation, and New Years Eve. Lots to look forward to in our house.