I guess it takes a bit of a health scare to make me start taking care of myself. Actually, it was a combination of getting less than glowing heart stress test plus an invitation from my sister.
Those close to me know I've been complaining about my lack of physical activity and blaming it on my jam packed work schedule combined with family time. I know, I know, that's the reality of most women with kids!
I'm not an early riser like some go-getters who do their workouts done first thing in the morning while the kids sleep. And I loathe pulling myself away from the computer when there's work to be done.
Luckily, my sister called with an offer I couldn't refuse...work out with her on Saturdays during the time my daughter is at her acting class. It's the perfect solution for a multi-tasking mom who finally ran out of excuses!
So last week we started at The Motion Room, a little gem of a workout studio in the Junction area of Toronto. James agreed to train my sister, who's very fit, and me, who isn't, simultaneously.
Luckily he started me off slowly, putting my body through a series of very specific exercises.
At the end of the hour, soaked in sweat and exhausted, I felt good. In a way.
I'm back next Saturday. My heart thanks me."