Re-evaluation and “Don’t Stop” Total Body Workout

I realized today is my 6 month blog-versary! Wo-hoo! I don’t have any champagne but I do have iced coffee!


When I started HFM 6 months ago, it was the end of 2011. Perfect time for New Year’s Resolutions and to start the year off with big goals. Here are the goals I made for 2012 back then. I’ve accomplished quite of few of them but I’ve been slacking on others(Reading a book a month? That happened twice). I think I just lost interest maybe? I even stopped tracking my progress at the end of the month. I decided I needed to make new goals for the remaining 6 months of 2012(that just made me really sick to write that, by the way).

Mid Year Re-evaluation Goals for 2012

  • Finish Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon – no time expectations! I just want to finish in one piece.
  • Date nights – Ron and I have never hired a babysitter for the kids. I think it’s time. We need some alone time away from the house. I’d be happy if we had a date night at least 1 time in the next 6 months!
  • Unplug and Be Present – Step away from the computer and phone while I’m with my family. Real life is way better. I like this Mama’s idea of setting office hours.
  • Go on a REAL vacation. I’m not talking stay-cation or taking time off from work because relatives are visiting. I’m talking the real deal. I feel like I haven’t gone anywhere in the past 2 years.

The “Don’t Stop” Workout

While I was putting together this workout I thought of Anna Kournikova when she was a trainer on the “Biggest Loser.” Her favorite motivational phrase was “Don’t stop! Keep going! C’mon!” It was the same every single week and for every contestant. So that’s where the title for this lovely total body workout came about. It’s a killer that will have you repeating Anna’s phrase for the entire 30 minutes!

*Before you begin, as with any workout, make sure to do a proper warm up of at least 5-10 minutes of light activity to get the blood flowing and slowly increase your heart rate. Cool down after completing the workout with stretches for all the major muscle groups. Click HERE for some of my favorite stretches.

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33 comments on “Re-evaluation and “Don’t Stop” Total Body Workout

  1. Your goals for the rest of the year sound an awful lot like mine, except for the marathon of course. My husband and I never used to hire a babysitter. Either we didn’t go out or we relied on family to watch our kids. But lately, we’ve been taking advantage more and it’s so nice. And, while great for our kids to spend time with family, it’s also good for them to build relationships with others who they can trust to spend time with them. And we were literally talking about the need for a real vacation vs this staycation stuff. Here’s to us both accomplishing our goals!!

    1. If we had family close by we would totally take advantage of it but they are all far, far away. We’ve got a few leads on babysitters so hopefully we’ll take the leap soon.

      Good luck to you! Let’s vacation together! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Happy 6th month blogversary!

    We are trying to figure out what we are going to do for our holidays in about two weeks time! lol I can’t wait to go wherever it is we end up ๐Ÿ™‚

    I want to finish the Spartan Race tomorrow in one piece! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I’m glad to hear it when people re-evaluate their goals…it inspires me to take a look at mine. It’s all about progress, and I hope you do get a chance to take a date! Happy 6-month blogiversary!

    1. This is the first year I’ve actually written down my goals for the year and it’s helped a lot. Mid year re-evaluation gives me an extra little kick to follow through and make new goals.

    2. Exercise acts as a temporary diversion to daily stresses and it improves self-esteem. Increased core temperature during exercise may lead to reduced muscle tension and favourable alterations in brain neurotransmitters.

  4. Love your goals! There’s a site that we use called where you can find sitters. Many of them are background checked etc. and then you can interview them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love the idea of office hours!! I’ve been working on that, too. We’ve had only family babysitters or babysitters after she was asleep until this past year. We were so nervous to have someone else put her to bed… but it worked! Go for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Welcome to Fitness Friday! I say iced coffee is better then champagne ayntime, happy anniversary! Great goals ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I think those are great goals. Taking care of yourself, your husband, and your family. What could be better? I like the vacation goal, too. I’m in the same boat, haven’t taken anything beyond a long weekend here and there. Think I’ll add that to my “to do” list!

    1. I’m not a planner so that’s always the hard part of vacations. But once you are to your destination, it’s so worth it. I’ve got to remember that!

  8. Those are awesome goals. Most of those are ones I too could be better at! Especially the date nights! Congrats on your 6 months of blogging. Your workout for sure looks like a good one!

  9. It’s so good to evaluate goals mid year – I should do that! And, we have been doing regular date nights for the past couple of years. I highly recommend them. Happy blog-o-versary!

  10. Happy six months! I like your mid year goals, what a great idea! Date nights are a must. Luckily Mark and I have lots of family around and are able to get out at least every other week. It is so essential for us, I can really tell when we don’t do it. Good luck in finding a great babysitter!

  11. My husband and I haven’t used a sitter either. We also don’t have family near by, so we never get to go on dates. We’ve been talking about looking for someone, but it’s kind of scary. Love the goals and workout. Happy 6 months.

    1. When there is tension in the body and mind, your intuition gets buried and your body switches to survival mode. Your yoga practice makes space in your body physically, releases tension, and calms your mind, making room for your intuition to float to the surface and guide you.

  12. Each time you exercise, your muscles are trained with resistance, which helps them to grow strong and stable, allowing everyday movements and activities to be performed with less effort and for longer periods. As your body continues to grow stronger, more balanced and better coordinated through regular physical exercise, you will be able to move around with less stress on your joints and ligaments.

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