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??