For the last, way too many weeks, I have vowed to start working out regularly again...but for the last few weeks I have made excuse after excuse. I have had a hard time finding the motivation and time to get started. WHY!? Summer is coming, swim lesson season for Henry...which means mama gets in the pool too. Working out makes my monthly mood swings WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY more tolerable. I sleep better. I feel happier. So why can't I make 20-40 minutes out of my day for me. Because ultimately it will impact my family in only positive ways.
I HAVE gone on some good walks. I did do the 30 Day Shred video yesterday and I am soooo feeling it today. So I am vowing to do it again today, and tomorrow...and even when I travel to my parents this next week I will bring it and be consistent.
But then I have the 2-3 months in the past where I do so great with working out and I see no results...maybe it would have been a fourth month. I don't know. It is just so frustrating. So I now think I need to focus more on working out for my moods and attitudes and less on my pant size. That and the fact that I need to make a few more sacrifices with my diet...less sugar, less carbs, smaller portions...eating breakfast...etc. I am just not a dieter.
So this afternoon Henry is napping and Charley is having a blast at his friends house. I have worked on packing for our trip to my parents. Cleaned up a bit...and now sit here knowing that I should spend the 20-40 minutes working out. My wise friend Kim wrote me an email telling me to enjoy the time this afternoon and ended the email with this line: "Enjoy that hour or so of freedom! That is...freedom with a dash of, "What can I get done?" and a side of, "I should really take advantage of this time!", washed down with, "I really just want to relax, but will regret it later."
So what is a girl to do?
Do you have a mantra that you say to yourself to get your butt in gear? Do you have a trick to fitting it into your day? Do you wave some sort of carrot or reward for yourself?
Can you help me get me started?