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26 Mar

Another week! Happy Monday everyone!

So, how do you feel at the beginning of a new week? Are you excited? Are you dreading the week ahead? Why? I am a planner. I always have been. I remember getting made fun of in school because I always had my planner attached to me and I would write everything down. I’m still that way. I have to know everything and I have to write it down. I can’t help it. I can’t just “wing” it. Oh, that makes me nervous just to think about it! And my OCD kicks in. Ok, it’s gone. Breathe.

I also remember when I was little I would make to-do lists on my Tweety Bird post-its:
#1 Get up at 6:00 am and help dad feed pigs
#2 Eat breakfast
#3 Play house or school with Jake

Suffice to say my dad fed the pigs by himself. Hey, at least I wrote it down! I was learning!
So, if you have troubles staying committed to your daily workout routine, I highly suggest making a to-do list. You could do this once a week, maybe on a Sunday when your family is home. Or, maybe you can go day by day. Whatever motivates you! Just try it. Don’t overwhelm yourself with a long list that you know deep down won’t get crossed off. That’s just discouraging. Start with one thing.

When you’re done, cross it off. Tell me how good you feel after that! I dare you! Keep doing it every day. Add to it. Spice up your life!

Last week I was crazy and added something to my to-do list. OOH, I was so spontaneous! While doing yoga and staring at the floor I thought, “Boy, Lindsay you should probably vacuum this room.” It looked like I shed a complete head of hair on my floor. I know, that’s gross. I wonder sometimes how I even have all of this dang hair. Anyways! I vacuumed and then rearranged my workout room. Just that tiny change made me want to go downstairs the next day and workout even more. Maybe I’m a little crazy, but change always excites me.

So, what’s my point? My point is: I know how hard it is to stick to something, especially working out daily so I have found ways to make it interesting and exciting for me. To-do lists, calendars, countdowns, re-arranging, new workout clothes, new shoes, etc. This is what has worked for me. I have come a LONG way since last year and I speak from experience. I always say I am here to help and I truly mean that.

Feel free to contact me. I would be honored to help you or answer any of your questions.

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