When people ask what I write about on this blog, I generally sum it up by saying healthy living. Of course, that’s always the day I’ve written an entire post about the obstacles with breastfeeding or shown pictures of myself out late dancing with friends. But I guess those can fall under healthy living, too, right?
Reading through the plethora of healthy living blogs, one thing is evident. Healthy living means different things to different people and everyone has their strength. Some people are marathoners and triathletes. Others can whip up impressive recipes with no formal training. Me? I like to think I have a balanced approach, my strength being in healthy eating.
I can meal plan, go to the farmers market, play in the kitchen and sample new foods all day long. I love the taste of fresh foods. I love the way they make me feel. Yes, eating well is not my problem.
So what is?
Exercise. And lately I’ve been slacking.
Movement for adventure’s sake comes naturally do me. Want to go explore a new hiking trail? Count me in! Ride bikes to the park? Heck yeah. But exercising for just exercising is something I push myself to do strictly because I enjoy the benefits of the afterglow.
No, that’s not sweat. It’s the afterglow.
For this reason, I often feel the need to switch things up. I also thrive on a plan. Remember that 10k I was going to run? That goal kept me driven and focused. Then, as luck would have it, I wasn’t able to run it due to unforeseen circumstances (I had no one to watch my sweet baby girl). So since then, my wogging has tapered quite severely.
I found my way back to yoga and love it. But between the long drive to the studio and the cost ($16/class when full price), it isn’t a viable option for everyday activity.
So, the time has come. NEW PLAN!
This new plan is inspired by my mom who walks for 1 hour everyday…. like every single day of the year. I won’t be committing to that, but Monday-Friday, weather permitting, I’ll walk/wog with Hailey for 1 hour in the morning. I’ll also do yoga (power hour) twice a week.
I’m hoping to add in some strength, too, but I don’t want to overwhelm myself. I’ll start with planks and push ups at home.
With any luck, I’ll regain my wogging strength and hopefully sign up for a 10k this fall. Anyone know of any close to Charlotte?
So there. Now it’s out there which means I have to stick to it.
Do you struggle with exercise?
What motivates you?