Don’t turn into a pumpkin!

The title says it all. I’m pretty sure everyone goes into hibernation mode during the holidays. Who can say no to the salted carmel mochas or 7-layer bars? I know I can’t. However, as the new year approaches us, let’s make a changeĀ beforeĀ 2013. I pledge to exercise more and resist those caloric treats that taunt me in candy stores. Hike after a heavy rainstorm, take a bikram yoga class when it’s cold, work on your core strength in the mornings; there’s so much you can do to stay in shape. And eating healthy helps you maintain that fabulous bod. Of course, don’t deprive yourself! Eat that piece of pie if you need to!

MEAN ABS JUNE

While browsing some blogs on WordPress, I came upon the “Mean Abs June” calendar. I am so up for the challenge. Every day of the month, except for Sundays, the calendar has you increasing the number of crunches, sit-ups, and push ups you do every day. I am not one to be anal about my body image; media has heavily influenced girls to freak out about the smallest rolls on their body and I find it absolutely ridiculous. But I am one to want to stay fit and strong, especially for ballet, so why not? Who’s with me?