What I did last week:
Thursday-30 minutes on a treadmill. I have been keeping a monthly log on my progress. I have increased my mileage for this time by almost a half mile since January. I would say that is progress.
Saturday-We had a kids’ party to attend during our normal gym time so I had to make some adjustments. We walked around the mall for an hour that afternoon. Shopping is a sport people, especially when you are pushing a stroller! Instead of sitting watching the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars, for that entire hour I marched and jumped around the living room with George. It is really hard to keep moving for a whole hour, but I did it! I definitely looked like one of those Leslie “Walk at Home” videos.
Sunday-Another day I didn’t make it to the gym, but have no fear I still made this body move. I did 15 minutes of stairs. My calves are still feeling it days later. I also did an hour of mini squats unintentionally while trying to bounce/rock George to slumber. I think this totally counts as a workout!
Tuesday-30 minutes on a bike.
Seeing how much I have improved on my mileage while running. I would love to be able to run a 30 minute 5K, so this was some positive progress. (My PR for a 5K is 34 minutes.)
Apparently I struggled to work out on Monday and Wednesday. Monday I will be honest I just wanted to watch the Bachelor and enjoy sitting on the couch with Tom for more than 5 minutes in passing. So that is what I did!
Did I meet my goal from last week?
My goal was to be more positive about myself, and I really tried to do this! I started an open note on my phone to help. Whenever I was feeling down about myself, I would challenge myself to think about at least one reason why I love my body and record it there. I wont share all of them but here are a few: “I love my body because it allows me to hold George. I love my body because it allowed me to walk across a graduation stage on two separate occasions for college degrees. I love my body for the ability to carry a child safely into this world through pregnancy and birth. I love my body because it helped me finish 5 half marathons.” These affirmations are a good reminder of what I can do because of the body I was given. It is reminding me how lucky I am, and also how strong I really am as a woman. Seeing and reflecting on these really helps me shift my thought process to a much more positive one and serve as a testament that I do have a choice how I view myself! Also our admin assistant asked me the other day if I had lost weight and complimented me on how great I look. I laughed and said that I had actually gained weight, but it was another reminder to not worry so much about what I see in the mirror. We are all beautiful!
What is my goal for next week?
To tackle the row machine like a beast.
Baby wearing a 6 month old should always be considered a form of exercise. It is no joke.
Anyone else feeling the winter struggle on working out? (My eyes are getting a workout watching the snow right?)