Sunday, September 25, 2011
For the last ten years I have struggled with making my health a life's priority because I favored long hard work, late night fun, alcohol, and cigarettes. There wasn't time to be healthy too. But I found inspiration throughout the years to do things differently although I always returned to my habits.
On August 20th I became a mother. I really felt like I became a mother when I first found out I was pregnant. For the first time my body wasn't just mine. My life had a greater purpose to help my little seed grow healthy and well I can't do that without being healthy myself. I am he and he is me. Being healthy is easier said than done when you are carrying 50 extra pounds. In my last trimester I felt as thought the healthiest work I could do for me besides eating well was sleeping. I slept most of the day and ate the rest.
Now I spend every moment of my life not further than a cry a way from my beautiful baby boy Hollis. I am wanting to get into a healthier physical routine that includes a lot of exercise but I have to get creative. My main form of regular exercise - riding my bike- is not an option at this time because Hollis isn't big enough for his bike trailer and he won't be big enough for 5 more months. Looks like my best option is to take a long walk when possible. Other challenges are obvious. I can not predict when this little boy is going to give me a break, like right now, to plan on working out to a video, if I could find them!
I look forward to next week when I can take Hollis to the Tiny Gym. I will be able to work out three times a week at the gym!