I was having a hard time thinking about what to talk about on Tuesday…so I waited until today to link up with Erika and Ashley for their “Tuesday Talk” link up where they invite others to join along and talk about whatever’s on their minds.
Last week, I wrote about Workin’ on My Fitness where I shared about how I was just starting to begin a new fitness program. I have to say, up until last week, I hadn’t worked out more than 4 days in a week in a VERY.LONG.TIME! I’m talking years here people. I was able to squeeze in a workout 5 out of the 7 days last week, which is a huge success for me. The workouts I’m doing are just 30 minutes long and I’m able to do them at home, which makes it much more manageable than having to go somewhere. I am prioritizing my health and wellness, so that means instead of waiting to do my workout at the very end of the day (after everything else has been taken care of) I’m heading downstairs to workout as soon as the kids are in bed. No excuses!
I came across this quote this week and thinking back on it was definitely motivation to get my workouts in!
Last weekend I got off track and didn’t work out at all Saturday or Sunday. On Saturday night, one of my friend’s hosted her 5th Annual Bash for Brains Event to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. A fun night was had by all and a little too much wine was enjoyed, that my friends is why I did not workout Sunday.
Now that I’m recovered from Saturday night’s philanthropic events I’m back to the grind! I’ve decided to give myself a little incentive for working out at least 5 out of 7 days each week over the next month. These Nike shoes will be mine, aren’t they cute?! Okay, that’s all I have to talk about this Tuesday. I need to go pack kids lunches:)
I searched for “fitness motivation” and this came into my feed, I had to laugh. I’m almost certain I won’t be turning into a “badass” anytime soon, but this made me chuckle. In an effort to “find my Mojo”, I’m going to start working hard at getting back into a regular fitness routine. I work professionally as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, so fitness is my jam and it’s what I preach all day long but at the end of the day I rarely make time to incorporate fitness into MY OWN life! The days are so long sometimes when the baby is typically up around 6am and the day DOES. NOT. STOP! until well after 9pm. A full night’s sleep is a luxury for me at this stage in my life but I wouldn’t trade those middle of the night snuggles for the world!
That being said I HAVE to make fitness a larger priority in my life. Being active makes me happy, energizes me and I want to model the benefits and importance of physical activity for my kids.
Before kids, I LOVED going the gym and would often be there at 5:30am before heading off to work. My favorite form of exercise is spinning but I also enjoy yoga and Pilates. I’ve never tried Pilates on a reformer but I would LOVE to!
I’m writing this post today because today is the first day of a fitness challenge group that I joined. It’s 3 weeks long and there are only a few of us in the group. I’m hoping that being a part of a smaller group will help to hold me accountable and I love to support others on their journey! I’ll try to check back in once a week to let you know how big of a badass, or how lazy, I’ve been! Ha!
I’d love to hear what your struggles are with getting yourself to workout or what your favorite types of exercise are! How do you get past the low energy slump and get yourself to the gym?