Guest Post: Crazy Healthy

May 24, 2011

While I’m soaking up the sun and hanging out with the family in Sedona, I’ve asked a very special person to write a guest post for What Runs Lori.

I’d like to introduce you to Anne. My best friend, my savior, my faaaaaaaaaaaaavorite person ever, this girl does it all. She’s kinda like a super hero…

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As Lori’s partner in crime and biggest bloggie fan, I am so excited and honored to pop by and guest post today while she’s off having adventures in my home state!

In the past year, I quit my job

got married

moved across the country

started a new life

started my own business



and started two blogs.

Believe you me.  I know stress.

And staying fit and healthy in the midst of all the insanity can be a pain in the ass.  Even when you do it for a living!

Here are a few things that have kept me rolling on my own fitness journey while I’ve been on the road, off the road, sweaty, tired and ready to just give up and live on Diet Coke, Cliff Bars and Netflix (yes.  Trainers feel that way too.)

  • Keep Perspective. Just step back, look at the bigger picture, and realize that everything can be taken in context.

My favorite question to ask when things get really stressful: What’s the worst thing that could POSSIBLY happen?  Most likely… it’s not anything catastrophic.

  • Keep Eating Your Veggies. Live food makes you feel better.  End of story.

It can be difficult to make the time for healthy food when life seems overwhelming… but green food will help you feel lighter, keep your immune system fueled up and your energy levels balanced.

  • Keep Moving. Exercise will increase energy levels, decrease stress and give you an outlet.
  • Now is not the time for crazy fitness or weight-loss goals. Those will only add to your to-do list.  But find the time to sweat regularly to keep yourself sane and help you maintain your current level of fitness.
  • Keep Breathing. The situation won’t last forever and you WILL make it.

When in doubt, take 5 deep breaths, making your exhale one count longer than your inhale.  Go back to step one and take a look at the bigger picture.

Feel free to pop by Zen Pulse for food, fitness and fun

by Chute Assis for a dose of attitude and the odds and ends that make up my life

And remember: You are YOU – and that kicks ass!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle May 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM

This has been a c-razy year for you!! So awesome to see it summed up 🙂

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McKayla @ Green Groats May 24, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Great post! You sound like a pretty awesome person :)I especially like your last sentence – You are YOU – and that kicks ass! So important to remember. LOVE IT.

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Anne May 24, 2011 at 8:55 AM

So blessed to be able to share with Lori’s blog pals and so blessed to know Miss Lori and have her in my life 🙂 and I’m adding a list minute addition to the list! Go buy a super hero shirt. Wear it when you need it most! (I wore mine yesterday)

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Michelle {the lively kitchen} May 24, 2011 at 5:50 AM

I also use the ‘what’s the worst that could happen” approach. It almost always puts things in perspective.

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Alisa Fleming May 24, 2011 at 5:21 AM

Well, anyone who Lori loves that much, is someone I have to know! Great advice Anne. Popping over to read your blogs now …

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Sable@SquatLikeALady May 24, 2011 at 4:55 AM

Love this post! It’s all so true. No need to move mountains with fitness goals but just sweating, no strings attached, will make you feel better!

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christina May 24, 2011 at 4:07 AM

Keep breathing is my favorite. Always remember to stop and relax!

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