Archive | January, 2012

Do the Switcheroo!

30 Jan

Do you find yourself in an exercise rut? Tired of doing the same old thing and not seeing results? Want to know why???
It’s simple, change-up your routine. Our bodies are amazing “machines” and they adapt to exercise. That’s why in the beginning you feel so sore and tired with the burning feeling in your lungs and feeling like you want to die. Then magically as each week passes it gets easier and easier. Your body is adapting to the demands you are asking of it. Once adapted, it doesn’t take as much energy from your body to perform the exercise so then you start to see less results. What to do? Change machines, change intensity, change reps, change weight and guess what? Results!!!! Magic? Nope, its simple science and how the body functions.
So the next time you decide to do the same old thing, don’t. Choose a different method of cardio, choose heavier sets of weights, change something and above all work hard!!
Heres to change that everyone can benefit from!

Karly Beth

When I Grow Up I Want to Be…

27 Jan

We’ve all said this at what one time or another in our lifetime and as children our hopes and dreams have no limits. So, why is it so many of us find ourselves as adults unhappy with what we have accomplished and doubtful of what we truly want to be?
This has been on my mind since, well, a long time and as I travel along in search for the pursuit of happiness I have realized I have forgotten one major and very important detail in this journey. Me.
I have been so focused on what is best for everyone else in my circle and constantly worried about making everyone around me happy that I have forgotten why I am even traveling down this path. Where did I go? I can argue that by taking care of others needs and wants in return makes me happy but I still end up against a brick wall doing so. I will also admit that while I know exactly what things make me happy, I still can’t tell you what I want to do when I grow up. Do we really ever grow up? And when we finally decide, what happens when we change our minds again?
What I do know is I need to decide for myself what I want to do, for me and not for anyone else. Easier said than done but I love a challenge so here goes nothing!

Happy Friday to everyone.

Karly Beth