March 19, 2012

Movement - Not A Model Mantra

While January is the time to make health resolutions, I am in favour of spring.

Good thing this photo is hazy. It's too early
I am fooling myself in January. I know that an extra piece of chocolate cake will never show beneath my favourite double knit cardigan and the permanent imprint of my backside in our futon is completely justifiable.

With spring on its way, I am reluctant to tell my body that the protection of our down-filled puffer jacket will soon be torn off for lighter, brighter and clingier materials. It's this season that reminds me that I haven't been keeping up with my active routine. I can point the blame to many factors like an overly busy schedule and a new irrational love for sea salt and pepper chips from my work's treat drawer, but blame is useless.

As per usual, Not A Model doesn't care if your scale is high or low. She cares about health, confidence and a clear mind. I find that when I'm more active, I'm happier and less focused on the "bad things." I also find that I'm more creative. This week's Not A Model mantra sums it up perfectly:

"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." Carol Welch

This morning, as per the hazy picture above, I started a new running routine with my friend Nisha. We woke up at 6:30 and hit the foggy city streets. I am also going to try and sign up for a race next month with another friend. I usually prefer to workout alone, but sometimes it's nice to have a friend to keep you motivated. I won't hit the snooze button if I know that someone is waiting for me.

So Not A Model asks, how are you staying active this spring? Write, tweet or Facebook me. I love to hear from you! xx 


  1. Indoor soccer is my spring activity! But I'm going to have to start doing something that is more than once a week.

  2. The gym! And a personal trainer to keep me motivated! It's great!

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  4. I joined a spinning gym in downtown Toronto and took my first class this past Saturday! I've also signed up for an outdoor boot camp in the month of May! Seems like we have the same "spring" in our step! :)

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