Motivation is different for everyone

Motivation is different for everyone
19 Jan

Hey squad,

As I am moving forward with building a new platform for Phyllis4fitness, I am crazily perplexed by motivation.  What motivates you to start and to stick to an exercise plan?  Some people are joiners, some are lone wolves. Its definitely not a one plan fits all.

Social media allows you to track your progress and have a cheerleading squad along the way.  I have seen group ideas for the Whole30, dietbet and any variety of 30 day exercise challenges.

But what make it stick?  I think once you stop posting updates, asking for validation and just start living you have made it.

This crystalized for me this week when a fitness coach challenged me in a workout when she said,

Just do it.. your body will follow.

So here is my justice list as a work in progress…

Just make good food choices

Just exercise everyday, physically and mentally

Just have fun

Just listen

If you want to join my justice league and add to the list.. feel free.

Its never JUST enough 🙂

Cheerfully yours,

Phyllis4fitness

Row House coach

18 Jan

There has been an update in my fitness journey . I am a Row House coach in Westport CT. My day job in advertising is super supportive of a work life balance and that allows me the confidence to coach classes three days a week at 5 30 am. My new mantra is ” its ok if you are busy as long as you are happy”. I am both! BUSY and HAPPY

I wanted to re start the blog as I enter my 10th year of my wellness transformation. Time truly does fly when you are having fun!

MileHigh Run club is awesome!

MileHigh Run club is awesome!
11 Feb

Hey Squad,

If you live in the NY area and love to run, you have to check out the MileHigh Run club.  The first class is free so you can see if its the kind of class that you like before committing any boutique class dollars.  My daughter Laura (the wind beneath all my running) went to the class via classpass and told me about it.  She had a great experience.

Truthfully, I had heard of the club before and wasnt all that interested in it. Boy was I wrong.  The class was amazing.  I took the Dash class which was about 30 minutes of running and then full body weight work. ( squats, lunges, planks and kettlebell work)

It has been my quiet goal to along with not getting injured, to gain some speed this year.  I know its tougher at my age, but everything I read said its possible.  I asked the coach afterward if my pace goal was attainable and she said YES!

So, I will be back.  I am going to go at least once a week during my spring marathon training that starts on Monday ( EEK!)

Check it out and let them know I sent you.

Cheerfully yours,

 

Phyllis4fitness

 

Workout to work it all out

Workout to work it all out
22 Jan

Hey Squad,

Last week, our workout was all about sending out positive vibes and this week its about some sweat sessions to work it all out.

lets try to fight this:

Make sure you work at your own pace but challenge yourself !

Warm up 

start with five deep cleansing breaths

move into a plank position and hold it for 45 seconds.

push your hips and go into downward dog. pedal your  feet back and forth 

Now you are ready to pick it up

10 jumping jacks

10 squats

10 pushups ( knees are fine)

10 lunges 

10 arm circles 

repeat 2- 3 times

Cool down with a repeat of the warm up. 

cheerfully yours,

Phyllis4fitness

Resolution by Zodiac sign

Resolution by Zodiac sign
05 Jan

Hey squad,

How do you feel about horoscopes?

I really feel like horoscopes are usually vague and hit or miss but this one is right on for me.

Libra

What resolution to make
As Saturn moves through your 3rd house this year, your most challenging resolution is about communication and learning something new. With Jupiter in your 1st house, your easiest resolution is about expanding and refining your brand—how people see you, how you want to be seen, your personality.

How to accomplish it
Get going right away in January, since Libra is a cardinal sign, and cardinal energy is all about initiative. While new projects are a thrill, you can lose momentum when it comes to long-term goals, so break your resolutions down into three-month plans. As a social air sign, Libras should have accountability buddies to help them stay on course.

Any other Libras out there ? I love that we are social air signs.

Speaking of being social, I have a brand new facebook page and it needs some love.  Pop over and give it a like.  I will be posting more industry news on this page so you just might learn something.

Cheerfully yours,

Phyllis4fitness