A Note from Kate: Falling Off the Wagon & Recommitting After the Holidays

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After the holidays, we’ve all eaten more than we wanted to and clothes may be a little bit tighter. In my case especially, I go through moments. I can be very disciplined, but I also get really bored if I do the same thing over and over. I always love trying new things and mixing up my workouts, but unless I’m doing something that inspires me and motivates me, I’ll get bored and complacent. For example, the other night, I was driving and I saw these two guys just booking it down the street – you know, full running gear and all. They had the most beautiful bodies and I just looked at them and thought, “God, that must feel good.” Those are the kind of things that help me recommit myself. I also think it’s really terrific when people on Instagram post inspirational quotes because I love hearing little reminders reiterating the idea that everything you do does take a level of discipline and action.

I read this story the other day about this 90-year-old woman, Phyllis Sues. In it she says, “To look good and feel good is work. To look great and feel great is a full-time job. There is no cheating!” When I read about people like this, I say to myself, “I want to be her. I want to be this person when I’m 90.” My friends and my mom and I send each other blogs and articles about these things all the time to remind each other that looking and feeling great takes work. And thankfully, with this understanding also comes a joy for life and a joy for experience. What more could you ask for?