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.)