I feel incredible today as I finally realize that I am normal (well, take that in context). I just read an article titled "Promiscuous Fitness" stating that driven women are continually pushing themselves to the max on workouts and divorcing them just as swiftly, just to have another fitness fling soon after. The normal part, which I could never figure out, is to set small attainable goals that we can hit in short bursts of time and energy, not maximum depletion. This thought process agreed upon by two psychologists, promises us that we won't burn out when applying this theory. Since we all have had our love affairs with: Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda, Suzanne Somers and Billy Banks, perhaps they are right. My philosophy, and apparently that of many other women, is that if I can't hit the gym for at least an hour - why bother? Further research shows that when watching strong animals like lions and gorillas, they spend most of their day resting and spend minimal time expending great energy. So the deal now is to act more like the big cats; quick bursts of high intensity and you may just find that you don't loathe your workouts quite as much.
Oh Hear Thine Roar
I am a working entrepreneur who has run a successful staffing business for 25 years. I manage 50 people daily, and I am the visionary for the company. At the end of the day, everything ultimately falls on me. This business has defined who I am and has been my greatest love for a quarter of a century. It has also provided me with a deep sense of purpose, gratification, and a great amount of humor. Some of my funniest and greatest stories come from the years I have spent in this business climate engaging with a diversity of people from all levels of the corporate world. I am also a mother and wife. I believe that I hold three full time jobs, each having different demands with never ending to-do lists while laughing and crying along the way.
Oh Hear Thine Roar
Posted on November 02, 2012