Thank you all SO much for your comments yesterday. Obviously guilt isn’t exclusive to stay at home moms or working moms, it’s women in general. Finding support certainly lightens the load, so thank you all for your feedback!
Another thing I forgot to mention yesterday is gym time.
I do count this as me time, as I can choose what to do while sweet ladies play (and often have to hold) Hailey. Usually I hit it hard because the sweat session feels so good, but I’ve also sat and read for 20 or so minutes before, too, just to have a mini-break. Shh… don’t tell the gym daycare ladies!! (I’m kidding- they actually suggested the idea.)
I haven’t talked much about workouts lately, but I am doing them. I’m averaging 4 days a week, while shooting for 5.
I’ve lost some of my drive for running long distances (which to me is anything 3.2+ miles) and am satisfied with 35 minutes wogs, which usually puts me around 2.75 or so miles.
This morning my shoulders and slightly sore, as are my thighs. I LOVE this feeling. With strength, I just feel STRONGER (duh) and can tell a difference in my muscle definition.
Bring on the bathing suit! So for the time being, my workout routine looks a little something like this-
Is it going to get me into a fitness competition? Nope. Is it going to get me to run a marathon? Definitely not. I’ve mentioned I’m not an extremist when it comes to healthy eating, well, it turns out I’m not extreme with exercise either. Surprise, surprise
I hope to switch things up to focus on running more at some point so I can run a 10k this year, but I’m enjoying this routine right now.
I feel silly posting my specific workout because I‘m not a trainer and I don’t know the correct terms, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve been doing. The wonderful Jen helped me out with some pointers and inspiration, and I’ve been feeling a difference. And, let’s be honest, I really wanted to make a cutesy little picture with my workout on it like the pros do.
I usually hold a 10-12 pound weight while doing the strength moves and if you don’t know what a single leg squat is, here is a great video link. To be honest, I didn’t know what it was called and googled “one leg stand up from bench” – all I know is that they WORK. Ouch.
What workouts have you been loving lately?