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Finding Time for Fitness Class


My nutritionist, Keri Gans, read me this quote the other day: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

Then we started talking about my journal where I log my daily food and exercise. While Keri noted that I could make a few small changes to my diet, she said my eating regimen looks pretty good overall.

Rather than focus on diet, Keri advised me to change my workouts by taking more fitness classes instead of my standard treadmill routine. My personal trainer, Stephanie Pipia, has given me similar advice, but I told them both that I couldn’t seem to fit them into my daily schedule. Then I remembered the quote that Keri mentioned above. I realized if I really wanted to take a class, I could. It may be a pain, but I can wake up earlier to make the 6:30 a.m. sessions or attend various classes on weekend mornings, all of which I’ve been somewhat resistant to.

Last Friday I squeezed in a class after work and made it to another one Saturday morning. Finally, I feel like I’ve broken out of my comfort zone and am looking forward to taking more group fitness classes in the future!

Our 2012 Weight Loss Diary writer, Yasmin, is a 33-year-old web content producer who is looking to get healthy and love her body! Follow along on her year-long weight loss journey!

Who’s helping Yasmin? Tiara Coaching Life coach Alison Miller, Ph.D, nutritionist Keri Gans, R.D, and Equinox personal trainer Stephanie Pipia.



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