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The weekends are usually the hardest part for any person on diet. The lack of routine. The amount of opportunities to go out. But in moderation, I find anyway, it can work.

I love wine. This is not news. But another thing I love is baking. I bake all the time. And while I do enjoy eating it, it’s mostly the activity I enjoy. HOWEVER. If I make a big, amazing pan of Buckeye Brownies (like I did this weekend), I’m almost certain that if I leave them at home, I’ll quickly consume them all.

My trick? Bake on a Sunday and take them to the office on a Monday morning. Maybe you need a bit more self-control, but it does usually work. This way you can allow yourself to have a small piece of whatever delicious goody you’ve put together, but then you can get rid of the rest of them without feeling guilty.

So bake, and unleash the carbs & calories on your colleagues. It’s the way forward.


Buckeye Brownies

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Ode to Boot Camp & my PVR

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For the past year, I’ve been going to the gym 4 times a week. I attend boot camp classes right after work, Monday to Friday. While I’ve been doing it for a year and getting stronger, it wasn’t until I adjusted my diet just over a month ago that I started to drop some weight.

My boot camp classes are amazing. They’re varied, the trainers are hilarious & motivating, but not in a crazy “I’m a drill sergeant and want to kill you” kind of way. The classes are at 5:30PM, so I go there straight after work. I find it hard to make an excuse to not go because by the time I’m home, it’s only 6:30. Plenty of time to make dinner, catch up on my PVR and maybe even crack a bottle of vino.

Morning workouts will never work for me. On occasion, I can drag my ass out of bed at 630AM and do a quick at-home-cardio thing before work. But for the most part, I love sleep and hit snooze. Bitch, you’re going to the gym after work, don’t be a hero.

I think what I’m trying to get at is that I am a normal person. I watch more TV than I should and drink more wine than my doctor would recommend. But I’m making fitness work for me. I still have my evenings to do whatever the hell I want (last night it was catching up on The Following, best show on TV..but that’s beside the point) without feeling bad about it. Oh, you wanna sit on the couch all night? That’s cool, you busted your ass for an hour earlier today. 

Fitness isn’t for everyone, and a year ago, I didn’t think I could do it. But now, I go to the gym almost daily. It helps that my trainers are hilarious and I’ve made friends at the classes. Classes tend to go a little faster when you spend most of the workouts gossiping amongst friends. I still come home afterwards and plant myself on the couch or go out for drinks with friends, but it works for me. I enjoy feeling like I still have a life while making these changes to my routines. I needed to make fitness work around the rest of my life. If you’re anything like me, you can make fitness work. And still have your wine, and drink it too.

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