Not Easy

I think people tend to presume that because I’m in the field of health and fitness and I teach pilates that being healthy comes easily to me. But that isn’t true. I’m human. As I’ve mentioned, I really like to eat. And I really like to work out, but somedays I don’t feel like it, which I’m sure you will discover as the year continues. But just so you know that I’m not always a freak of nature who bounds out of bed saying, “Let’s do pilates, followed by a brisk jaunt through the countryside and a poached egg with a side of plain yogurt,” here is a sampling of how the healthy lifestyle has gone so far. I’ve been keeping a journal.
Friday, Dec 3, 2010

Not a good day for the healthy lifestyle—no exercise to speak of. Matt suggested we go out to breakfast (never good for a healthy lifestyle) and I was easily persuaded. Now dinner at Puerto Vallarta’s. I love it here. I am not making healthy choices today. Let’s see if my weekend makes up for it. Damn, Maggie—this will not get you into the best shape of your life.

Wed, Dec 22, 2010

Advanced Tae Bo and Pilates Foam Roller workout–overall about an hour of exercise. Felt like it ticked by. Then I ate terribly. Snacked on Christmas cookies all day which I really didn’t want to do this week (saving myself for Christmas.) We tried a new Portuguese restaurant that came recommended, but it was all fried and didn’t settle well with me, so it seemed I thought ice cream would settle my stomach. It actually seemed to help, but I didn’t feel very healthy today, especially with Christmas right around the corner.

Matt wasn’t a big help. He suggested there is no point in being healthy this week. But I have found as I’ve gotten older that there is always an excuse.

(If you find the good days as interesting as the bad, come back tomorrow.)


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 10:58 am - Reply

    LOLOLOL…’re human – that’s a good sign and a good start. Loved reading about the difficulty found it funny, and still believe you should write comedy, but that’s another resolution (mine for you LOL)…..anyway, this week began my “healthy” lifestyle: monday locked myself out of the house for two hours in nothing but robe and slippers and therefore decided it was OK to warm myself up with carbs and most of the last of my mother’s Italian cookies (the best!!!!) exercised back for 5 minutes. Tuesday: ate everything all day. you name it; I ate it. exercised back for 5 minutes. Wednesday: was doing ever so fine until Mom brought out the Milette bread (3 slices with butter later) I declined dessert. Didn’t get home until 7:15 p.m. so was tempted to stop at MickeyD’s for a Big Mac with special sauce, but opted to heat up roasted chicken with a side dish of baby spinach salad and baked potato topped with Mom’s pasta vazuel (sp). Thursday so far doing ever so well since the dentist told me not to eat. LOLOLOL I’m still with you, Maggie, with every good intention. Going for some back exercises right now. 🙂

  2. Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s blog.

  3. Maggie Downie January 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Pasta vazuel = Pasta fagioli

    Not phonetic.

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