Just me, just you … trying to survive life

As I mentioned last week, I recently attended my 20-year high school reunion in my beautiful hometown.

As a Badger alumni I had the option to be a sponsor for the reunion. So Go Fit Girl! was a sponsor along with a few others.

With my sponsorship I received an acknowledgement on a banner, in the pamphlet in the goodie bag, my business card in the goodie bag and a mention at the dinner/dance that Saturday night.

There were four Badger business owners who sponsored and a few other local business who also sponsored.

During Pat’s shout out (she was the head of the Reunion Planning Committee) to those who sponsored the reunion she mentioned Go Fit Girl! and that everyone should read the blog for tips, like the one where  you can drink good beer and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.

My goal for myself is to maintain the healthiest and most realistic lifestyle I can for me. I believe in moderation. I like to eat and I like to drink. But I also want to be, look and feel healthy.

I am not a Denise Austin, Jillian Michaels or that P90X dude. I am Ann (aka Go … Continue reading

Tackling stairs and storage unit at once

I am taking an extra long weekend for myself and just to get some stuff done.

I went to our storage unit yesterday to continue with my de-cluttering project.

When I first arrived it appeared worse than I thought. But once I started working on it I realized it really wasn’t that bad. For some reason we had a lot of empty boxes sitting in the unit.

I was only at the storage place for about an hour. I took a bunch of stuff home with me: including some stuff to go through at home and many boxes to break down and recycle.

As I was going up and down the stair ladder I realized I was getting some extra exercise in.

As I have mentioned before we have a new wellness program at work. Each participant makes goals and takes on challenges.

One of the challenges is to get 25 minutes of stairs in a week. There is also an extra 10 challenge. I initially didn’t take on this challenge as I already exercise so much I couldn’t possibly add 10 more minutes to my already aggressive routine.

But with the stair challenge I am also tackling the extra … Continue reading

Riding 100 miles and then some

My company recently launched a wellness program. We first started with biometric testing.

Our results were input into a web portal.

After that there was a wellness assessment in which I answered questions about my mental and physical health, fitness and exercise, work and personal situations, etc. From there my strengths were identified and areas I could work on–such as getting consistent sleep.

I can set up goals and challenges. One of the challenges I am participating in is to have 64 ounces of water for at least five days in a week. I am pretty good with my water intake. But Fridays and Sundays are challenging for me. Now with an incentive I am more proactive on those days as well.

And while doing this points are rewarded, levels achieved and prizes awarded.

One of the challenges is the Century Mile. At first I didn’t sign up for it because I thought it was about running. And I don’t run.

Then I realized you could bike, hike, walk, run (probably even Zumba) your way to 100 miles. The challenge started in mid-March and ends mid-May. The challenge spelled out: Track 100 miles of exercise–walk, run, bike, hike, dance, or whatever … Continue reading