Christie O.

PiYo, here I come.

The wonderful thing about having gone back to work is that I LOVE IT. I am approaching two years back and it has gone by in a flash.

My job has somehow miraculously melded the work I did before kids with what I did when I worked from home after the kids. I don’t know how it happened, but it has and I feel like literally the luckiest person in the world to have the best of both worlds.

However. There is a downside and it is all my fault.

The bad thing about going back to work is that it turns out I had some pretty serious bad health habits back when I was working before the kids came along, (which would explain the yoyo dieting). Like for instance partaking in the newsroom food (breaking news or election night pizza, goodies, treat night and well, cupcakes. I am a sucker for all things cupcakes, especially when they have an edible LEGO on them and they’re from someone who won Cupcake Wars!)


I also have a tendency to be a bit of a workaholic and so when I am not working I am with the kids and I have some degree of guilt if I am doing anything aside from either of those things, like for instance, working out (and as you also well know by now, cleaning.) 

So I’ve gotten a little puffy. Or fluffy. Whatever you want to call it things are tight right now.

(Oh yeah I have a race this weekend that I have not trained for too! Oh well, 2014 is my year of triathlons for FUN!)

The reason I am telling you all of this is that right when I was feeling pretty yucky about my rising scale numbers, my friend Callie over at The Wannabe Athlete issued a workout challenge that starts today! And it’s doing PiYo, which combines strength training-fat burning pilates with yoga. Somehow I have to build my workouts back into my schedule because I am completely out of control right now and since I cannot be trusted on my own, I’m doing this as part of a group. REEL IT IN, CHRISTIE.

Ironically, I used the Amazon gift card that I got for Employee of the Month to pay for the DVD set! I am going to get them today. I’m going to post my workouts on social media of course because that’s what we do. Sweaty selfies galore! Get ready for them. I have 15 pounds to lose.

Which brings me to that age old question…

workout social media


…is what I often wonder.

It is like a tree falling in the woods.

So anyways, this is the part where I try to dedicate myself to something for 30 days. Really, anything will be better than what’s been happening over the past two years with my lack of physical activity. Ps. if you see me on the Tweeter or on the Facepage, will you yell at me to get up from my desk and walk around? Pleaseandthankyou. Because the other thing I am doing way too much of is the sitting.

So wish me luck! And fingers crossed the PiYo DVDs will be sitting on my doorstep when I get home because I put a rush on them. I have a workout to do when the kids go to sleep.


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