When I began blogging I set some personal goals. I was even bold enough to publish many of those goals and I am here to tell you that I have been very successful in progressing toward some of the ambitions I set out to accomplish. Well, in most areas. I’ve found in reality that when you make something a priority that it usually comes with a trade-off be that time or costs. Recently, as I’m sure you can gather I have tried to intentionally stay focused on reading and writing. Literature is a love and passion of mine and so I have fervently been working to write and read more regularly. It’s been great and I’ve really enjoyed some of the doors that have opened for me because of my pursuit of these things in my life.
However, the trade-off in my circumstance has been my fitness. I’ve been lucky to complete two workouts a week over the past month or so. I’ve shifted my gaze and spent time elsewhere and I can definitely feel that decision wearing on my body. I feel the bloating reality that I need to get in better shape and pay more attention to the foods that I eat and the exercise regimens I complete. I am bothered with the aches and pains associated with not stretching properly and becoming weak. If only I could have a personal trainer show up at my house everyday and take me through a series of workouts while also cleaning my house, feeding my daughter, and doing the laundry…one day. (Hey, a girl can dream!)
The decision to make my fitness an obsolete idea was not a conscious one. I really do desire to be the healthiest me that I can be, but as a mother with a full-time job beyond motherhood I am learning that you always overestimate the time in a day. I always tell myself I’ll workout after… and then never get around to it.
“I’ll run a couple miles after my daughter falls asleep.”
“I’ll do a thirty minute workout on the treadmill once I do the laundry.”
“I’ll complete a Jillian Michaels routine after I read a couple of chapters.”
I am the queen of excuses these days. Even right now I’m thinking, “I’ll do a quick workout once I blog about how I haven’t been working out.” The irony!
That being said, I think it is high time to lace up my abandoned trainers and motivate myself with a color coordinated workout outfit. I’m all about being the best me I can be and neglecting my fitness is never going to help me attain that goal.
Who’s with me?
And…how do you motivate yourself?!?