Work out #6 With Elizabeth

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Note from Elizabeth: Brie showed up this week ultra-ready to work out, and she did a great job with some new tough moves like this stability ball side leg lift!  She has been making so many great changes in her eating and activity habits, and I think it helps that she can already see some awesome results (I mean, can’t you, too?!).

It’s not always easy to incorporate more activity, even walking, into your days, because it often means giving up some other activity (even if that activity is just sitting on the couch reading Facebook.) If you look for the small windows of opportunity and don’t plan yourself into a corner you will get your workouts done.  The perfect is the enemy of the good, so remember that even 10 minutes a day is better than 0 minutes a day…and those 10 minutes start to add up and grow over time!

Can you believe it’s been six weeks? I have always said that I would never be one of those “fitness nuts” or “health nuts,” but slowly and surely it is happening. The cool part is that it is happening gradually, which is good for a person like myself. It is difficult for me to just turn off a 15 years of inactivity and poor eating.

IMG_7530.JPGThis week, when I walked into the studio, I was super excited to share something with Elizabeth. Although I had not completed all of my homework, I had exceeded my 120 minute walking assignment by 57 minutes (I think, it may have been more). The point is that I was so proud of myself. I completed the assignment and went beyond what was asked of me. In my opinion, Elizabeth wasn’t excited enough (I expected cartwheels and jazz hands), but she was happy with my progress. I actually walked twice a day on three days!

I had thought that asking me to walk 120 minutes was unreasonable – at first. I made up my mind – “Brie, Do the best you can. That’s all you can do.” So, that is what I did – my best AND it was enough. I am slowly realizing that if I just do my best and be consistent, I will see results. I am doing my best and I am enough!

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