Happy New Year Blitz family!

Blitz Conditioning has asked myself and a couple others to blog about their fitness journey — in hopes of motivating and inspiring the Blitz fold. But really, I’m thinking I need it to motivate and inspire me.

My name is Allison, I’m 28, born-and-raised in Edmonton… and I like many, have once again made a pact to get down with this ‘fitness thing’.

Let me tell you, my journey to fitness hasn’t been a smooth one. Like many, my weight has been up and down, down, then back up again. The last time I was solidly committed to fitness, I lost 22 pounds, 15 inches. But my progress derailed when I broke my foot, and it’s never been the same since.

That was two years ago.

It pains me to say that I’ve gained all of that weight back, and may be even more. I’m thinking at least some of you can relate.

Part of my challenge is that I have two jobs, combined with being a single person, I find nutrition challenging. Actually not necessarily nutrition, but meal planning. This leads to a lack of energy…and a lack of desire to lift — anything.
I know, excuses, excuses. But for me, they end today. I guess we’ll see what tomorrow brings.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure there will be some bumps on the road, like the day I choose sleep over HIIT, but it’s about getting back on the horse when you fall off.

My first HIIT class went well. For someone like me who has a short attention span, this is a great way of training because the routine evolves and changes. Watching and listening to the class, one thing was definitely clear — Blitz is a family. Everyone encouraged each other, and it was clear that it becomes almost a religion for some.

There’s a myth that suggests it takes 21 days to form a new habit. In reality, it takes anywhere from 2-8 months to form a new habit, and I would argue that you can’t nail down a new habit if you don’t really want to. For me, fitness doesn’t come easily. Some people love the gym, love exercise, I wouldn’t put myself in that category. It doesn’t come easy to me, but I’m definitely ready.

For any who have made New Year’s resolutions — good for you. Honestly, the “shaming” that goes into people who make the resolutions is unfortunate. No wonder people don’t stick with them, they feel like the whole world is rooting against them, waiting for them to fail. I’m not calling my journey a resolution, rather a renewed commitment to a lifestyle change.

Lets do it together. Are you with me?

Please say hi if you see me around. Have a good week Blitz family! We’ll talk soon!




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