You see that wagon over there? Yeah, that one. Somewhere between the sweltering summer heat and lazy hazy days, I took a swan dive right off of my fitness wagon. I’d like to throw some blame to summer and a little bit to the lack of a daily schedule, but honestly, the only person I have to blame is me. Now, I’m not going to sit here and moan about my weight or how my clothing fits. That’s not why I made a commitment to be fit.
I made a commitment to be fit because I wanted to live a full and healthy life for ME. And I want to model a healthy lifestyle for my girls. I decided that I deserve to be healthy. Not thin. Not hot n’ sexy. Just healthy. You can’t measure healthy with a scale, or say that healthy is not eating this or not eating that. Okay, maybe you can. But as far as this Chica is concerned, it’s about how you feel.
Now, back to me gazing sadly as my fitness wagon rolls ever further away…
If I’m being completely honest, it’s been coming for a couple of years now. I’m not an athlete or a super fit kid…I’m just a gal who decided that I needed a healthy lifestyle I could maintain. But after I had La Rubia, I never quite recommitted. First, it was adjusting to my new little munchkin and her voracious appetite for dos boobies. Then, it was the inability to get myself in gear. We were running late, I fell off the meal planning, my part-time job became a weight around my neck, and then, AND THEN, the USAF saw fit to surprise PCS us with one month’s notice.
Once we settled into our new duty station, I located the nearest YMCA…decided to I could shell out gym dollars to get child care perks…and signed up. My new passion? Spinning. I kicked our routine in to high gear and we were making it to the gym a two times a week. Once La Grande started Kindergarten in the fall of 2011, I was able to add in a Friday morning spin class, taking, me to three days of spintastic awesomeness.
Spinning allowed me to maintain my healthy weight, but I never regained the muscle tone I lost after I stopped working out after having La Rubia. What I really needed was weight training and a return to 5 days a week of gym time.
Enter summer 2012. My routine crashed and burned. My eating…oh, is that a potato chip? Oh, excuse me, my eating took a bit of a decline too. I was staying up entirely too late, waking entirely too late, meandering through my day, and skipping the gym.
We had a couple of routine thrower-off-ers like a three week visit to my parents’ house…it’s like a black hole for me there…my adult self disappears and I spiral into a teenage version of myself. Also, I added a couple of new job titles to my resume, and found myself strapped for time and doing a crappy job setting boundaries. The gym went on the back burner. And I pretended not to notice. And finally, I had my final endovenous laser treatment, or what I like to call varicose-vein-begone-treatment, which has had me out of commission for two weeks. On Monday, I am clear to resume normal activity and I have ZERO excuses to stop me from hitting the gym hard core.
So, here’s my plan to get started back.
- Monday: Weights & Spin
- Tuesday: Run
- Wednesday: Weights & Spin
- Thursday: Run
- Friday: Spin
I know that fitting a daily work out into your schedule can be a challenge. But consider it an investment in yourself! This is not about how you look…it’s all about how you feel. You deserve to be healthy! Will you join me?
Did you know? Federal guidelines recommend 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, five days per week. Triwest’s Healthy Living Portal has fabulous resources to help you incorporate a healthy routine into your daily routine.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not meant to be medical advice. If you have a health concern, please see a medical professional. All research on this topic was conducted by me and all content and opinions are my own. This is a sponsored post for SargesList.com – Trusted Military Classifieds.
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