When Life Gets in the Way

January 12, 2016


The Obstacles Continue . . .


I realized that my last blog was over a month ago.  Thank you to those of you who have asked about my status and wondering when I would be writing about my “baby-weight loss” experience.  I am so happy to hear that you are interested and following my success (and challenges).  Thanks again for all of your support.


Since my last blog, life got a little crazy.  My nanny of two years gave her notice, so I had to stop everything to hire a new nanny.  My 8-month old started teething again.  Needless-to-say, there has been very little sleep in the Bobos household.  I got sick with the same crazy bug that everyone else had, and then of course, we had the holidays.  Enjoy these pics of my girls from the holidays, worth every pound… but I still want to boot the pounds!


The good news is that I am still committed to my program.  Adherence is always my first goal when I am working with a new exerciser.  I am finding that I cannot ALWAYS commit to my full planned workout, so I try to hit the gym everyday, regardless of how long.  My gym is just downstairs, so it isn’t too difficult, although you would be surprised (or not as most people in this world experience the challenge of fitting exercise in their schedule even if they have a room full of exercise equipment in their house, also known as really good coat racks. . .  unfortunately.)  Somedays, I will do cardio for 30-minutes, and then my fabulous post-baby bladder starts screaming at me twenty minutes in and cuts the workout short.  Or somebody that doesn’t exercise their right to wear deodorant decides to workout at the same time that I am in the gym.  Actually, this person wears the same outfit everyday.  Maybe it’s like those athletes that have those lucky socks that they won’t wash.  Wasn’t that on the movie, A League of their Own, with Tom Hanks where one of the women wouldn’t wash her lucky socks.  Soap doesn’t wash off luck people.  Help a mama out who cannot afford to cut her workouts short.


Another motivating factor is my husband’s commitment.  He has worked out practically everyday for the past two months (yes, even during the holidays) and has lost 14lbs.  He is following an exercise prescription that I have him on.  Yay, my exercise programs still work, even though he is my first client since before I had my daighter in 2013.  I kept telling him to avoid training everyday because he will get burned out and quit.  He has NOT quit.  He does have a very commited personality (thank God for our marriage).  I think this also comes with his being an officer in the army.  This is the same man that smoked when we met.  I told him that I didn’t date smokers. He quit right there and then.


But most of us don’t operate like my husband.  So if life seems to keep getting in the way of your workouts, here’s some tips that do work:


1. Create a designated workout time, and write it down in your calendar.  My husband works out every day at 7:30pm, after our girls go to bed.  My time is 2:00pm on weekdays.


2. If you don’t workout today, realize that you have to workout tomorrow.  We need to keep overloading the muscles and keep fatiguing them to progress.


3. Try to write down or journal whatever you can, nutrition and or your workouts.  Studies show that people who record keep are more likely to be successful.


4. Don’t wait until tomorrow or Monday to start over.  Start over right now.



Good luck with those New Year Resolutions!  Try to make yours about what you are hoping to gain vs. what you are hoping to lose.  Positive thoughts lead to positive results.  OK.  It’s 2:00pm.  I am about to go climb all the stairs in my building (19 floors).  I am HOPING to participate in a stair climbing challenge this year (hopefully soon) if I am able to keep practicing and life doesn’t get in the way.

The Author

Karen Bobos, MSed

Karen M. Bobos, MSed, has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and feels her highest accomplishments are those results achieved by her clients through her guidance. She educates clients that there is no trick to being healthy, no magic pills, but rather optimal health is achieved through eating right and moving your body.


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