Friday, July 01, 2011
“Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” is a quote from Jim Rohn, who was a motivational speaker and entrepreneur.
I have often neglected myself because I've worked so hard on my job throughout my career.
For the past six months, I've tracked my eating and exercise on SparkPeople, exercised regularly, lost about 15 pounds to get to a healthy BMI, and completed two SparkPeople bootcamp challenges. I am particularly happy that my body is much stronger than it was six months ago.
Today I began another bootcamp challenge and look forward to keeping my health on the forefront for the next six months.
SparkPeople is a wonderful resource for people like me who had a hard time finding time to exercise. I especially appreciate Coach Nicole's strength-training videos. I don't have to go to the gym to get into shape. I log into SparkPeople to complete a strength-training video, pop in a Leslie Sansone or similar video in order to "walk" for two or more miles, hit the shower, and go to work knowing that I've taken care of myself that day. While many would prefer to vary their exercise routine a bit more, my approach is simple and helps me maintain my new exercise habit on hectic days.
My new goal is to be able to say six months from now that I'm still exercising and eating right!