"Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’ " Peter Maher
Yes, it’s 50 degrees out right now and I need to go run during my lunch here in 45 minutes, so I can spend the evening going to the park with Jeff and the boys. ISAT testing all morning has made me unmotivated, but knowing that I will have 4-5 miles completed by 12:30 will make it all worth it. Here’s to unmotivated days, but knowing you will still get out there and get your run in.
Finding time to exercise while flying solo this week
I came home from New York early Monday, while Jeff stayed for business and wasn’t home till late last night. Being a “Single Parent” for 4 nights still wasn’t going to slow me down. People ask, “How do you find the time?” Well, it’s a priority for me, so I make time in my busy days. Here’s what my week looked like:
Monday-play with kids, head to gym, run 3 miles, take my hour boot camp class, (Down 2 pounds), come home get all three kiddos ready for bed and feeling okay.
Tuesday-work all day and just want to spend the evening with my boys, so I run 4 miles during my lunch. Waste 40 minutes sitting in the teacher’s lounge or 40 minutes outside getting a workout in? You decide!
Wednesday-parent/teacher conferences at work till 5, run another 4 in between teaching and conferences, then sprint to the gym to make my tennis class-two lessons in. I never knew tennis had so many rules.
Thursday-another long day of parent/teacher conferences. Wont be home till almost 7, so run 5 miles in between conferences. In bed at 9pm-exhausting week
Today-I’m off work, so I can make my 9:15 bosu class and then hang out with the boys all day.
Picture of the boys after class-Harrison is ready for a nap, Steele is hanging out, and Michael is happy to steal my crystal light.
Hi! I'm wondering about your age. Mostly because I follow quite a few fitness and healthy eating blogs but the individuals who run them are younger than me (I'm 31) and while I love following them, I'd like to follow someone who is in my age range. Thanks!! P.S. Your family is adorable. :)
I’m 31 as well!!! I’ll be 32 in April, so maybe I’m even a bit older. :) Thanks for the comment about my family and following me too!
Instead of saying, I am going to lose 10 pounds or I am going to quit eating sweets, I decided to write out some goals. These are all things I know I can achieve and plan on checking them off throughout the year!
1. Run a 4:15 marathon
2. Take Michael to Disney World
3. Go to a movie by myself
4. Go to the art museum (I’ve lived here 9 years now and haven’t been!)
5. See a musical
6. Get my blog up and going (no more excuses!)
7. Run a 5k in 25 minutes (25.51 in 2010 has been by best)
8. Take tennis lessons (Jeff and I start lessons next Wednesday)
9. Have confidence in wearing a swimsuit (This will be my hardest one)
“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be. ~George Sheehan”—
Going to the gym today was tough, but I convinced myself I would run a 5k. One mile in and I was focused on just making it to 3 miles, but then I started asking myself what could I blog on?
I couldn’t write about the Chili Chill 5k I was going to run on Saturday-the first race in over 10 years I never made it too!!!! I NEVER have missed a race!!! Too sick to run-didn’t even have an ounce to drink at our Annual Christmas Party that evening!
So I continue running and next thing I know I’m at 4 miles feeling a bit better, so I’l tell myself lets make it a 5 mile run, which then turned into hey I have a bit of time, lets run a full hour and make it 6!!! So there you have it, just getting to the gym on these rainy nights if half the battle!!!
Over the past couple months, I’ve been talking about starting a blog about losing weight after having babies. Well instead of waiting until the New Year or another day as I would normally say, I am here to motivate women after they have had babies.
I have a 3 year old boy named Michael who is my first love and I found losing the 55 pounds with him to be a challenge, but it was off in 6 months. Now, 3 years later and 3 years older, I am working on losing another 55 pounds I put on while having my new loves Harrison and Steele.
I do admit I am a bit obsessed with the scale and losing the weight, and can’t wait to share this journey with you as well.