Right vs. Popular

There are those moments in life when following along with others and doing what everyone else is doing seems easy… It’s the “Popular” choice or path.

But what about the “Right” choice or the “Right” path?


I witness this battle each and every day.

In myself, in my family members & friends, in my clients and sometimes in strangers.

I named this blog and my business Realistic Fitness for a reason, what works for one may not work for another. Each of us needs to evaluate our reality and what is “Right” for us as an individual.

For example, I love to run as a part of my fitness routine. I consider myself a fair weather runner and only actively pursue running during the cooler months of the year when my schedule allows more time to meet my girls to hit the trail or local mega-neighborhood. I train for a longer race every couple of years. I run a few 5k races or mud runs here and there. But I don’t pound the pavement or trail daily or even weekly sometimes.

Does this make me less of a “runner” or am I simply modifying my definition of runner to what is “Right” for me?

Some hardcore runners would say I’m not a “runner” based on their definition, but I do what works for me not them.

I follow my own path and encourage others to do the same, especially when it comes to weight loss and fitness!!

Just because some fad diet plan worked for Mary down the street doesn’t mean it will work for Sue.

Just because Joe can run a half marathon without training doesn’t mean Mike should attempt it.

What I am trying to say is don’t feel discouraged if a weight loss plan or exercise routine someone else followed isn’t for you. We all need to follow our own path to reach our goals.

Don’t be afraid of failure, that’s part of the path that’s “Right” for you. Get back up and try something different.

Determine your own path, don’t just do what’s “Popular!”


If you need encouragement in this battle, send me an email or contact me.

I am happy to motivate in any way I can!!



I’m back…

I won’t even give any excuses… I have not made an effort to keep this blog up to date.

That is all about to change. Thanks to a good friend who is posting regularly to her blog, Molly, I will be putting forth some major effort to get this blog off the ground and hopefully be successful with it.

I really do have a lot to say!

My biggest reasons for getting back on the blogging wagon are my goals… I have some big ones set for myself and I am looking forward to accomplishing them.

Let’s start off with a review, shall we?

Goals: The result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.

I like to set goals for myself.

 I need goals to stay motivated.

Sometimes those goals include “Shower before 3:00pm on a Sunday.”

Sometimes they are career related, sometimes they are hobby related and sometimes they aren’t related… to anything!

I also like lists, but that is a post for another day.

The Meat: My 2012 Goals

  1. Earn my Practical Yoga Instructor Certification
  2. Earn my Personal Trainer Certification
  3. Get a J-O-B… Teaching Group Fitness in a gym
  4. Grow my abandoned Real Estate Business
  5. Devote time to this blog
  6. Re-route my Boot camp Business
  7. Enjoy a few vacations with my Husband & Son. And my Mother too.
  8. Continue simplifying my life and reducing clutter. GET RID OF CRAP!!

That’s less than 10 goals to accomplish in a year.

  1. I’ve already completed the online prerequisites for my Yoga Instructor training. I just need to sign up for the one day “live” seminar.
  2. I have the study materials for my Personal Trainer Certification and have cracked them several times. I need to get serious and just plow through the HUGE textbook!
  3. For real… Someone please hire me!! I am trying hard on this one. I even drafted a new resume. I’m a determined gal; hopefully my efforts will pay off soon.
  4. The Real Estate business growth will require some time and devotion on my part but I am 100% committed to making it happen!
  5. Duh… I have some plans. Some ideas. And I will be placing them into action going forward. I even put them on my calendar!
  6. This will take a few meetings and hopefully be in full swing come April/May.
  7. Belize, Disney World and Fort Lauderdale will happen this year! And the beach too, per Bo, we didn’t step foot on an East Coast beach all last summer. L
  8. We have been actively working on this goal since we moved last May. We’ve used that sometimes sleazy yet brilliant online classified that rhymes with Smegslist and it has been successful! We’ve also had a Yard Sale, so 80’s I know, that we made a little chunk of change from and will do again once the weather heats up for good.

All in all I think I have got a solid plan for reaching all my goals this year.

I’ll update my progress come June.

What are some goals you plan to achieve?

Do you have a plan of action?