Welcome to the ‘other side’; when nutrition and exercise become second nature

On every successful journey towards health and fitness, there seems to be a ‘switch point‘; that morning when you wake up and realize that you’ve been eating well and exercising regularly not because you have to but because you want to. You know longer equate eating with dieting. Exercise is like brushing your teeth; you just do it!

How can you tell when you’ve reached the other side? It’s simple;

  • You own more pairs of black spandex pants/capris/shorts than you do jeans

  • Shopping for new running shoes excites you more than shopping for dress shoes (Fluevogs being the exception)

  • You bypass all the cute clothing stores in the mall and head directly for Lulu
  • Your kids’ activities are planned around your favourite spin class time
  • You get together with your girlfriends over skinny lattes rather than cosmopolitans
  • When there’s not enough time in the day to workout, shower, wash and style your hair and get dressed to go on the field trip you choose the workout and once again show up at school (yet again) in damp exercise clothes, a dirty pony tail and a baseball cap

  • The seasonal return of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte sends you searching through Clean Eating magazine for a recipe for pumpkin pie oats (rather than ordering the high fat, high sugar coffee)
  • Your back-to-school shopping results in another Power Y tank (my absolute favourite workout top in a great new colour) rather than a cute top or cuddly sweater (‘you can’t wear those to the gym’, says the common sense voice in my head)


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Comments

  1. Fitknitchcik's Son says:

    Mum, Talk like a pirate day is on Monday XD

  2. So true! I have toooo many pairs of running/fitness/walking shoes!

  3. Ok, I am almost on the other side, perhaps my big butt is stuck on top of the fence…I need to work on the latte/sugar addiction, obviously need some work in that department!! Thanks for getting me thinking.

    • We’ll get to work on that next week Deanna! I’ve added a page under the ‘Teaching Schedule’ tab for Yes We Can discussion. Feel free to comment there too!

  4. All of these apply to me! I always choose to cut time on showering and getting dressed over cutting time for my workout or run. Gotta love ponytails and hats!

  5. I think you just described me to a T!

  6. You look FABULOUS! I love that top. What an inspiration you are, Tamara.

  7. This is an inspiration Tamara! You look really great and the top! Oh, I love that one!
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