Friday, April 3, 2015

What You Can, When You Can (or, #wycwyc!)

A lot of my health and fitness motivation comes from reading about other bloggers' experiences. I've been a big fan of both Roni Noone and Carla Birnberg for a while, but they just wrote a book that EPITOMIZES my approach to balancing work, family, running a household, etc.
What You Can, When You Can is about making good choices as part of your lifestyle. It's about not letting one missed workout, dessert, etc. derail your health goals. It's about inspiring each other by sharing big and small wins. According to, the idea is:
  1. to do what you can when you can.
  2. to acknowledge that by doing the best you can when you can, it is enough.
  3. seeking out every opportunity to help you reach your goals.
  4. balancing your wants with your goals
  5. A vibrant online community who supports and encourages each other to live a balanced healthy life while achieving their goals.
I've had a couple of #wycwyc moments over the last few days:
  • I stood on the subway on Wednesday instead of taking a seat. I sit way too much at work, and trying to balance while standing (and not holding on because ew) is actually a little bit of a core workout!

  • I didn't have time to workout yesterday, so I did a few sets of squats while I brushed my teeth (for real).

  • Last week, I went to a work event that promised breakfast but, alas, there was no food.  I was starving but instead of grabbing a packaged pastry at a deli (the only option) I waited until it was over and had an early lunch - a huge salad!

My favorite part about this is that Roni and Carla use the #wycwyc hashtag as a way to promote their approach. Head to Twitter and search for #wycwyc to celebrate others' good choices and share your own. You might also check out their blog and podcast on their website.

You can pre-order the book here, just like I did!
What #wycwyc moments have you had lately?


  1. Gratitude gratitude gratitude.
    And today? No school? Solo parenting? I am one big WICK WICK moment.


  2. God, love this concept so much. As I get older (and busier!), it keeps me in check!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Roni! My copy arrived last night and I'm already 40 pages in - #wycwyc is such a powerful tool. Can't wait to share more of what I learn here on The Z Beat. :)

  4. I really think I could incorporate this into my daily life....which is NOT easy to do! Single mom, two kids, FT job and teach Zumba® PT (4 classes a week) but THIS seems like a no brainer.....