Last week I had my postpartum checkup and I was looking forward to getting cleared back to normal activity. I reflected back on my pregnancy and how fortunate I was to be able to work out the whole way through, of course modified as time went on and I even ran my first marathon with baby #3 on board who happened to be our first boy!
So, I got cleared last Thursday. Last week, Tuesday I sent Travis a list of my goals, not only physically but my professional goals, my goals with the kids, life goals, date night goals, all goals. I like being held accountable as most of us see better results that way anyway. I sent him what I would do for workouts each week and what my focus was. As I reflect back on these past six weeks. I’m the person guilty of thinking I NEED to workout HARD seven days a week. So, what happened in the six weeks where I just walked, or did some squats, or some pushups but nothing incredibly strenuous. I realized, you don’t have to do it everyday. I also realized there’s days where I need to do crafts, projects, productive play with the kids and make that a major priority too. I’m often guilty of thinking my house is going to be tidy ALL THE TIME. I have three kids, life is busy, there’s going to be small things I can’t control and I’ve learned to be ok with that.
So, with all that. Today, was workout hard day, because I love a big sweat on Monday. Although, during my pregnancy and before I would say I have to do it first thing in the morning and that’s that. I wanted to do some organizing, throwing stuff out and I did that this morning to afternoon. Tucker was sleeping when I finished and in my mind, I kept saying, now I’m going to have to wait until after he wakes up again and eats and I pick Mallorie up from school, I kept running scenarios in my head. Then I was like, put your workout clothes on, he’s still sleeping. So, I did, pushed play on the workout and he slept through my workout and I even had a couple minutes to spare! Makenzie did yell at me telling me I wasn’t allowed to workout for the first couple minutes but she got over it eventually and was even doing it with me but mostly playing with her new obsession, Barbie and Barbie house.
So, my words of advice today are: plan, set goals, do your best to get those workouts in, plan your meals, write it all down, hold yourself accountable or message me and I’ll hold you accountable! If it doesn’t happen because you absolutely can’t do it, don’t stress but don’t make excuses. Excuses are so easy to make, I almost talked myself right out of the best day to kick off releasing those endorphins! Happy Monday, friends! 💪🏼👏🏼💁🏼♀️