Fit In Exercise/ Fit into my jeans!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

We all think that we are so busy with life, children, spouses, work, and all the other stuff in our lives that we have no time to work out. We make ourselves believe it, we train our brains to believe it. Well, I have trained my brain to believe that I CAN and WILL and I am in CONTROL of my life!

I used to tell myself and my husband that I am too busy all day with the kids that I have absolutely no time to work out. Then when he came home, I would make up more excuses, like that I had to make dinner, or the kids needed a bath. It was always something.

I don't know when it really started to turn around for me but you really need some kind of motivation to get you going. It could have been the remark made several times to me, "When are you due?" or maybe it is the fact that I am going home to see my family that I have not seen in 3 yrs. due to being overseas military. Maybe it was when I decided that I was no longer going to look pregnant since I was not pregnant! Whenever it started, I am not sure but all these things together started the little "Spark" in me to change my lifestyle.

So, now today I am telling myself, "Yes, I am going to work out today" I give myself the choice: Workout or not Workout. I choose Workout! We have the choice. I needed a time to workout w/out the children because they keep my focus off of me. I am working out for me and my children and I love them to death but I cannot workout with them. So, I put them to bed and then clean the house, then off to the gym! Then this started to get old and boring, so I decided it was time for a switcharoo. I decided I was going to work out in the morning. My husband goes to work at 5:30 am so I get up at 4 am and go to work out till about 5:20 then I am back home. For me this is not enough time to workout. So, after my husband goes to work, I have been walking my daughter to school and then walking to the grocery store. All the while pushing a 3 yr old and a 16 month old in a heavy, old, double stroller up and down hills. Woo, it is hard somedays. Then we walk home and if my youngest falls asleep in the stroller I may walk around a bit more. My 3 yr. old is content to sit in the stroller all day! lol Today I worked out in the early morning as usual then I could not walk my daughter today so I felt like I had to make up for it so off to the gym I went with my 2 children in tow. Luckily my youngest fell asleep and I put him into the pack n play the offer at the gym and my 3 yr old played in the little play area. I got another 30 min in of walk/running. Remember every little movement counts. If I find myself being too stuck to the computer on FB or Emails. I get up and start walking around my house. I always find something that needs to be cleaned or wiped or made up. I usually end up back on the computer but after I do something that needed to be done. I tell myself that I want to fit into my skinny jeans that I need to fit in my exercise somehow. I am done making up the excuses and ready to take control of my life and my eating. I am eating healthy but still my portions are a little big. I just love to eat. I am starting to control my portions and eating more often but heathy treats. I can't wait to go home now and show off my new body! I have lost 20+ lbs so far and am on my way! I know that you can do it too! Just take back your life, it is yours to have! emoticon
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  • TIGGER1992
    Good on you! I was in the same kind of dilemma - it took me years (any many pounds) to realize that if I don't take care of myself first, I won't be around to take care of anyone else! emoticon
    4027 days ago
    I joined a gym and would much rather work out there. I have been going every morning. But I do like to sneak in exercise at home when I find myself being lazy or overeating!
    Good luck to you!
    4028 days ago
  • JAYJO64
    Great attitude and commitment! And what a good example you will be setting for your kids, too!

    4028 days ago
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