Happy New Year!

As we count our way down to 2012 and before the resolutions and have to’s take control, let’s take a moment to reflect what you achieved in 2011 and let that momentum propel you into the new year.

Did you run a race? Lose a few pounds? Organize your closet? Did you try to eat organic?  Did you make one positive change last year?  If so, great job!!  Change is hard and we need to celebrate the itsy bitsy, small changes In order to tackle the biggies.

So instead of beating yourself up for not meeting your master goal this year, pat yourself on the back good what you did right and let’s tackle the New Year!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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Setting the Standard

We are faced with a chance to make the right healthy choices every day.   Hit snooze or go for a run?  Carmel Macchiato or Nonfat Latte?  Ranch dressing or  oil and vinegar?  While you may think you have to make the right choice all the time, the reality is if you make the right choices 80% of the time you are on the right track!

A great way to make this easier is set up some non-negotiable rules.  Creating these rules ahead of time will take the stress out of on-the-spot decisions you may be faced with.  You know exactly what you will do, what you will order, how you will manage the not-so-healthy choices you are faced with each day

Here are a few of mine, to give you an idea of what they look like.

1.  Exercise
2.  Don’t drink  meals or snacks
3.  Just coffee at my favorite coffee places
4.  Bypass the Costco samples
5.  Always take the hill

Let me know what’s on your list!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

 

You are an inspiration!

I love to chat about running and fitness.  Not only with people I know, but also with total strangers.  Have a bumper sticker on your car that touts a race or has a running quote on it and I’ll likely comment to you in the Safeway parking lot.  If you are wearing running clothes in line at Peet’s I’ll ask how your run went.  A lot of people I know through work or my kid’s school are aware of my classes or that I train for races and I love that.   I love spreading the word and I hope that I’ll encourage someone to do something out of their comfort zone or make a healthy fitness choice.

Often times when I talk to people about training or running they will say something along the line of “…well, I only (run, walk, Zumba or ride my bike).  I could never (run a marathon, get up for boot camp class, do a pushup…)”  As if what they are doing can’t compare to training for a marathon or a race.

So here’s a secret…I am inspired by YOU.  When my friends post on Facebook that they went to water Zumba class or went to Bikram yoga, I get motivated.  I love to see Moms dropping off the kids at school with the intention of going on a hike or a run after drop off and when I see someone not in the best shape huffing and puffing up a hill I give them a silent cheer!

We must celebrate our fitness accomplishments!  Go Us!  We rock!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

 

 

A Runner’s Musing

A runner’s musing, courtesy of Runner’s World

Running is tough. It’s tough physically. It’s tough mentally. But once you’ve broken through the “perceived pain” barrier, you’ll find yourself in a new state of mind, body and soul. Your overall well-being will improve tremendously. You just have to experience it.

Keith Combs, Runner’s World Challenger of the Week

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

 

How To Take It Off and Keep It Off

According to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, here are the best ways to not only lose weight and keep it off!

1.  Eat lots of produce.
2.  Control portions.
3.  Weigh yourself.
4.  Plan purchases before grocery shopping.  

To read more about the study and to learn more about the tactics that 1001 successful dieters used to lose weight and keep it off, visit their website (http://www.ajpmonline.org/) to read the abstract or subscribe

Now go run!

Keli 🙂