So, I had a blog post I was going to post on Monday but it didn’t feel right. It talked about how for a couple weeks I wrote a lot of blog posts but none of them felt right and then just as I felt like it was right, we got the orders that things were shutting down.
So, being at home for three full days I finally feel like I can write something again.
So, here I am. I want to take you back to things I’ve experienced and things I feel strongly about, as always. In March of 2015 I became a stay at home mom to Mallorie. I did at home workouts because I wasn’t able to get myself to go workout elsewhere and why would I? I had all the equipment and it was pretty feasible to get my workouts completed with one kid.
October of 2016 I had Makenzie. Still continued at home workouts. I didn’t leave the house much, sometimes we questioned why we had two vehicles and Travis would often say, “you need to get out, just go do something.” I would often say, “I’m fine.” Looking back, I wasn’t fine. I down played that I was ok because I’m strong and I’m mom of the house. Anxiety was what it was. I would just convince myself I’ll do it tomorrow, then that would push it into a whole week without leaving until Travis would take us all out as a family or we’d go on a date. Fast forward to his position change in April 2018 where he became Director of Health and Wellness at the Y and we found out in May I was pregnant. I still didn’t utilize the children’s programs until June when Mallorie started preschool three days a week and I still didn’t bring Makenzie in so I could work out, I was still working out at home and then within a couple weeks Travis was like, it would be really good for you and I was like I’m fine at home. And then finally by August I went in and you know what it really was great for me. His motivation has me always forever grateful. He never quit telling me to just go because he knew I needed it. I went from going three days a week and now I go, sometimes seven days a week but always five. It’s not always for the workout, it’s for the adult interaction, just getting out and the time to be me. I have grown so much as a person because getting out and doing things out of your comfort zone is so empowering.
Well, with all this going on, it makes me realize sometimes I can complain about how busy life is and how hectic it can be. But it has been really hard for me to slow down this week and although I appreciate the time with the kiddos and everything I am looking forward very much to getting back into our routine. The girls are doing a great job, of course they have their moments just like we all do, we are doing our best and we are working out daily and doing many many activities! Tucker is obviously completely fine and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s walking within this next two weeks because we’ve been at home so much. He’s standing up alone!
Also, the meme going around that people will gain 15 pounds in this social distancing. It’s frustrating. People always say they don’t have time to take care of themselves because they’re so busy, well now is your chance. This is a fabulous time to implement healthy habits. Start with a 20 minute workout, switch your lunch from a sandwich to a salad. Be mindful. So many people are stressed and have anxiety right now and exercise and nutrition has been proven to aid with stress levels, give it a try!
As always, thanks for following along. I believe we are going to come out of this stronger than ever. We just have to stay positive and be mindful of our health. With this, I want to let you know, I have cut my workout sessions prices majorly $30 for 50 minutes and $20 for a 25 minute option. I’d love to workout with you! Message me for more details or make a comment on this post and I’ll get in touch with you! Stay healthy!