_ no more excuses _

Ugh….I absolutely hate working out. I used to love it but now it is one of my least favorite things to do.

Last year I started my first year of teaching. Before then I was a stay at home mom for almost ten years. I loved being able to stay home with my babies. It truly was a blessing and something I will forever be grateful for. During that time I worked out four to five times a week and I loved it. I built relationships with other moms and it was my time to unwind with no kids and get a good workout in. But since starting a full time job I have no ‘want-to’ anymore. With my alarm going off at 5am to get ready, the last thing I want to do is get up before then. Then I come home around 4pm and honestly that’s the second last time I want to work out. I have already showered for the day and I just want to relax with my family and do. nothing.

Man you see all those excuses up there? Geesh I need to get myself together. I was fit. I was healthy. And I want to be there again. I have gained over 10lbs since last August and I know that may not sound like a lot but it is to me. My clothes don’t fit right and I just fell blah. I want to feel good again – so this is why I am writing this blog. The social media/blogging world is like my accountability partner. I am putting this out there because I want you to keep me going, be my support group! I need you guys!


I am tired of making excuses and ready to get back on this train. I have realized that trying to get to an actual gym at this point in time is a miracle. Three kids with homework, cooking dinner and nighttime routines definitely are important in our family – so I had to figure out another way and I think I did!

I love Beachbody workout videos. I used to use them when we couldn’t afford a gym membership and honestly I think I was more fit using those videos than I was at the gym. So I decided to take the plunge and subscribe to their On Demand and I am actually excited to get started! I don’t need to worry about buying any new fancy workout clothes or make sure my Nikes are super clean because I will be in the quiet of my bedroom – so who cares!

And if you are wondering – NO – I will not be getting up at 4am to workout. I have decided that when I get home from work that will be one of the first things I will do. My goal right now is to get it in two to three times a week and I know I will have no problem reaching that goal

Side note – I think that is where some of us fail. We set those unattainable goals and when we don’t reach them, we just give up.

So working moms and dads – we need to do this for ourselves. We need to take care of our temples so that we are able to fully take care of our children. I know working out isn’t the best thing in the world but you know what – its needed. I have made enough excuses over the past year and I am ready to stop that and get started on the road to being fit again!

Who is with me??


One response to _ no more excuses _

  1. Andrea Cooley

    I am! I totally am hearing you and to me that is about pretty much everything! God has so many mighty and powerful ahead and ours time for the excuses to STOP. Love you sister and thoroughly am enjoying your blogs. I pray all is going well for you all in this big transition and new season in your lives. Prayerfully we can get together soon.


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