Marching Into Fitness: New Series This Month

I always make March my month to put extra focus on fitness. It’s not one of those “summer’s coming I need to fit into a bathing suit/shorts” thing. No, it’s that I know the weather is going to warm up and the kids and I will be playing outside more and that will require extra conditioning to keep up with them! I tend to get a little bit lazier in the winter months. :)

Also, when the weather starts hitting those 40-50 degree temperatures here in Chicago, I’m going to break out my running shoes and make another attempt to train for that 5K. There’s just something magnificent about running in that kind of weather. You start off a little cold but when your run is over, you just walk and relax and join the cold winter breeze that cools you off.

Last year, I started off OK but hit some knee pain issues, which I hope will not happen again this year. I’ve got a new gameplan and if all else fails, I guess I’ll have to hire an (inexpensive) personal running coach. I’ve convinced my hubby that this is the year. He’s even agreed to run the 5K with me. My goal? There’s a Susan G Komen Race for the Cure here in Chicago in September that I’d love to be involved in.

So for this month, I have some little fitness tidbits planned. I even have some giveaways for some Wii fitness items and something that Weight Watchers gave me at Blissdom. The goal of the series is not to share lots of nutritional/fitness advice with you. I’m not an expert in either of those areas. But I hope that you will find a little inspiration to carve some time out of your week to put a little more focus on your health and fitting in some exercise and healthy eating habits.

So stay tuned and keep an open mind. The best thing you can give your family/kids is yourself—time playing and a long healthy life!

Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first.

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  1. Cindy says

    I recently went to It will link you to other sites for recipes.
    You can put in your age, weight & activity level & it will give you your pyramid.

    I recently worked out to Jillian Michaels DVD, 30 Day Shred. My legs ached for 2 days. The DVD was fun & I love Jillian workouts.

  2. says

    i actually just signed myself up for the maine cancer society 5k this june! i haven’t run in over a year, but i know exactly what you mean about running in springtime and how amazing it feels at the end (i actually have dreams about it during the snowy months). i also love that march is your “buckle down and exercise” month. sometimes when i don’t manage to pull the trigger in january, i get discouraged. maybe this year march can be my month as well. thanks for the inspiration!

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