Let’s Get Physical

April 12, 2017 Comments Off on Let’s Get Physical

Okay, try not to think of that Olivia Newton-John song, although, I have to admit, that song is now stuck in my head.

Let’s get physical, physical…

However, this blog is not about that song but rather my new mission, to get into shape.

Since March, I’ve logged at least half an hour every day doing some kind of exercise – usually the elliptical and weights. I try to make it to the gym, which is only about a quarter of a mile from my house, but when I can’t get to Club 24, I do floor exercises at home. I just feel that Dr. Lori is making such a huge investment in how my face looks – the least I can do is invest in how my body looks! I want to make sure I look my absolute best for the big reveal on Better Connecticut at the end of May. I also have another motivation: my 45th high school reunion. I just received a notice in the mail that it’s going to be held on May 6th so that also pushed me into gear to lose weight. The timing with all of these treatments couldn’t be better! I get to show up at my reunion feeling – and looking – 10 years younger than my age thanks to Dr. Lori, Amanda, and the amazing staff at Vivesse MedSpa.

Right now, I’m feeling really good about myself because the commitment to my exercise routine is paying off. Even though the scale says I’ve only lost four pounds, I can tell I’ve lost inches. My body feels tighter and I dropped a dress size! I’ve been really dedicated to the daily work out routine for the last month because I haven’t worked at my job at the equipment rental company since January. That’s when the business really slows down. I start working fulltime again this month, so that will be the true test for me. My plan is to start getting up at 5:30 in the morning to work out before I need to show up at my job. We’ll see how that goes. I just feel like that will set me up for success better than trying to workout after my job. It just doesn’t seem possible to get to the gym after a 10-hour day. I guess you really have to know yourself to be successful at a workout routine!

I’ve also tried to be more disciplined about my diet. I’m eating way more fish than I’ve ever had before because it’s so much lower in calories. I’m also making sure I eat more fruits and vegetables with every meal instead of bread and pasta. I’m a big fan of smoothies now- they take away the urge to eat cookies (I’m sort of a self-proclaimed cookie monster!). The bottom line is I’m just trying to be good to myself…and honestly, I think it’s really paying off.

And just so you know, I don’t listen to Olive Newton-John when I am out walking. I prefer Train, Adele, Maroon 5 to get my blood pumping.

Hello? Oh man, now that song is stuck in my head.


Cynthia Washburn