For many of you this week marks the first week back to school or maybe work. This may also mean there are going to be some pretty big changes to your schedule, hectic mornings of getting ready before sun rise, and exhausting evenings of collapsing on the couch. All of these factors can really put a damper on that healthy lifestyle you committed to over the summer months. Every fall I see clients fall off the map, their running shoes, and yoga mats collect dust in the corner, only to be brushed away by the motivation New Year’s resolutions force upon us. I’m here to tell you this doesn’t have to be the case my friends!
Although I work in the fitness industry I still find it difficult to schedule my own workouts. I know it may be hard to believe, but often people in this industry push their own fitness goals aside to tend to the needs of their clients and classes, leaving little energy to dedicate to much else. Phewff it’s even hard to put it into a sentence without running on and on. Anyway, I will start by saying, I do not have children, I am what I like to call an “inner city modern-day house wife.” Which means I not only run my own business, working my butt off, but I also run the household.
About a year ago I found myself naturally taking on many of the stereotypical “female” roles in the household like cooking, cleaning, entertaining and such. Much to my chagrin I found I really liked a lot of these activities (except maybe cleaning). My partner and I came to the agreement that I would take responsibility for many of the “house wife” duties so that I could further pursue my career as a Pilates Instructor and Trainer. Although I do love all of my jobs, they are taxing at times. So believe me when I say I can relate.
It’s not always easy to cater to different diets, or to busy schedules when it comes to healthy living, so this week I will be posting my tips on how I attempt to balance my busy life with my fitness goals. I’ll post on everything from how to make him actually like the health foods you eat, packing healthy lunches for yourself or kids, and improving your relationship by being active together. We can’t stop the days from getting shorter, or the weather from getting colder, but we can make it a little bit easier on ourselves.