Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hurdles to Health & Fitness/ AKA Excuses

Do I have excuses hurdles to health and fitness?  Of course!  Who doesn't?!  I would say my biggest is time.  Where can I fit it in?  With time comes, but it will take TIME from my family, who mind you gets ALL of my time as it is.  Really?!  That is the best I can do?  Surely taking 30-45 minutes from my day to escape and do something that is good for me can't be bad for my family.

My initial solution came and went.  I will get up at 6AM! I said.  That happened maybe twice.  I just don't like morning that much.  Plus the kids don't entirely cooperate.  Don't they know that momma needs to get her groove back?  Then I started doing it with them in the playroom too.  That SORT OF worked.  I could do Level 1 of the Shred that way, but it might add a new level of difficulty to the squat thrusts and plank jacks in Level 2.  Workouts have nicely settled into the very start of Rachel's now only 1 nap around 12:15PM.  I try to get ready before I put her down, that way, I can start immediately - just in case the nap fairies aren't good to me that day :).  Over the last few days, I was feeling ambitious and added a 15 minute run at the end.  That felt great!

Back to hurdles though, outside of working out, my healthy eating can take it's toll.  Again, I hate to admit it, but family takes the blame.  It isn't how or what I cook.  I generally cook clean, other than pasta and rice, I buy very little that comes out of a box.  Rather it is remembering to eat.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I forget!  Time gets away from me while playing/running/taking care of the kids.  I feed them breakfast, then maybe we are heading out, and boom I realize no food for me.  By the time you realize it, you need something quick and that is never the best, healthiest choice.  This is where my Advocare Challenge has really straightened me out.  I am following a regimen of eating - not entirely what - as much as when.  Amazingly, when I do, I manage to lose weight too!  Ah, that metabolism is a wonderful thing when you aren't making it think you are starved.

So, how do I get over my hurdles?  I use challenges like these to make me Strong.Fit.Fab.

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