This is my Mamavation post for Monday, March 7, 2011.
How was your week last week? Did your drink your water? Get your beauty sleep? And eat your 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies? (Remember: fruit and veggies are chock full of fiber!). AND did you get your sweat on for AT LEAST 30min/day?
My week was great – I really moved and grooved because I’ve really gotten into a good routine each day, and the kids have come to expect an hour each morning of chasing mommy & exercising with her. We’re really having fun together. Sure I would love to get up earlier and run before everyone is up, but I find it so hard to run on an empty stomach. My blood sugar feels so low each morning and I feel dehydrated. Plus I’m getting up twice a night to nurse the bambino…
Here’s a summary of what I accomplished:
Monday: Did Nike Training Club Workout (45 min)
Tuesday: Mommy/Baby Bootcamp Class
Wednesday: Did Nike Training Club Workout (45 min)
Friday: Went in to work and worked out with Trainers On Site (60 min)
Saturday: Ran 5K (32 min)
Sunday: 10 min bootcamp workout, then 60 min sledding with my oldest daughter
It feels awesome to be so ACTIVE! I don’t feel anywhere as CLOUDY in my brain as I used to. Some days I don’t feel like working out, but then I remind myself that it’s not about the scale. It’s about LONGEVITY. Living life like it’s a marathon, not a track meet. Taking the time now to prepare for my future. Maintaining my strength, balance, range of motion.. etc. I look at baby Amber and picture myself holding her babies. I had Amber at 35 – if she waits that long to have kids I’ll be 70, so I really need to invest in myself NOW so I can enjoy my grandkids later.
The biggest bonus to this way of thinking is that I’m healthy now. My clothes fit well and I have the energy to keep up with my princesses. My baby weight has fallen off too. I haven’t been constantly worrying about how many calories everything has and whether I should eat it. Instead I’m asking myself – what fuel is this giving me? What vitamins and minerals are in this? It’s taken me a long time to get here and it feels great to be in this mindset.
This week’s blogging prompt is: What are your strategies to fit everything into your busy life? Any areas you need to work on?
I fit everything in by making it part of my regular routine. I also plan ahead. Though I must admit I could be better at making sure I have the actual groceries I need for the food I planned on cooking in the house. I found myself rushing to the grocery store at 7 am on Thursday morning to get food for my daughter’s lunch. I HATE dragging three kids grocery shopping, and the crowds on the weekends are no better.