Today is the Day

Today is the Day that I start blogging on a regular basis.  The day that I decide to put some effort into this hobby that I really enjoy.  I’m going to start putting it out there, so that other people can read, judge, critique or maybe even benefit from the things that are going on in my life.

Last Monday April 27th, I decided to start #Move100days.  That is that I am going to purposefully move every single day for 100 days in a row.  Then on May 1st, I decided to also start #Move100inMay.  It seemed to just go hand in hand with the other promise I had just made to myself.  It is May 4th, and I have moved each of the last 8 days and so far in may I have moved 12.58 Miles.  I love working out, feeling good about myself, but more than that I love challenges.  I simply love just being able to say that I have accomplished specific goals.

I wake up at 5am most workday mornings, so that I can go to the gym for 30 mins before my husband needs to leave for work and I’m home to get the kids ready for the day.  Sometimes it is hard to get out of bed that early, but usually within the first 5 minutes I’m so happy that I did.  I look at going to the gym as a reward.  A reward to myself, 30 minutes of uninterrupted me time.  I listen to music on my phone and read books on my Ipad while moving on the Arc Trainer.  Some of my friends say, “how do you do all of those things at the same time?”, my only response is that I have to.  It is my ME time, time to read books that I want to read (not childrens books), listen to music that I want to listen to (may contain explicit lyrics) and just get into a zone to do good for my body.  When I start a day like this, there is no stopping me.

Working out in the morning gets my whole day off to a great start.  I want to eat better, drink a lot of water, I’m in a much better mood and I just feel fantastic!  All I’m looking for is to get the best performance out of myself.  I want to be the best me that I can for my family.  They are the best part of me and they deserve to have a happy, healthy wife and mama!!

Happy Monday!  I will see you soon.

If I can do it. .. so can you!

Today I want to start blogging here on a regular basis. About my life as a professional, a mother, a runner and someone who loves a good beer!! This old Blog has re-inspired me.

Making Time For Me

People always say there isn’t enough time. Well I find that to be a load of crap. I am 34 with a husband, at any given time 1 to 6 kids in my house and a full time job.
This month I made a choice to change the way I do things. I quit smoking just over a month ago, but that alone wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to make a conscious effort to be healthier.
I started a new job back in June that isn’t nearly as active as my old job. It was definitely starting to take its toll on the scale and how my clothes were fitting.
On October 1st I started setting my alarm an hour earlier. I now wake up at 6 instead of 7. I jump out of bed and put on my workout clothes. I come downstairs and do at least a…

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If I can do it. .. so can you!

People always say there isn’t enough time.   Well I find that to be a load of crap.   I am 34 with a husband, at any given time 1 to 6 kids in my house and a full time job.
This month I made a choice to change the way I do things.   I quit smoking just over a month ago,  but that alone wasn’t enough for me.  I wanted to make a conscious effort to be healthier.
I started a new job back in June that isn’t nearly as active as my old job.   It was definitely starting to take its toll on the scale and how my clothes were fitting.
On October 1st I started setting my alarm an hour earlier.   I now wake up at 6 instead of 7.  I jump out of bed and put on my workout clothes.   I come downstairs and do at least a 30 minute workout using one of my wii fitness games.   Afterward I get myself and my children up and ready for our day.   We are out the door by 8 at the latest.   Sometimes we are even quick enough that we walk to school instead of drive.
I go to work for 8 hours and then i get the kids from school.   When we get home I make a homemade meal.   Sometimes I am tried and I would rather not,  but its the cheapest and healthiest option for my family.  We all sit down at the table to eat dinner as a family.
I then help the kids with homework,  do laundry and  get the kids bathed.  It is only after all this is done that I sit down to unwind from my day. The kids go to bed by 8pm, we read a bedtime story.  After this I may have 2 hours of relaxing with my hubby.  Then usually go to bed around 10pm.  Yes, I get all of that done and still can get 8 hours of sleep a night!
So. .. there are enough hours in the day.   Stop making excuses about why you can’t cook, can’t exercise,  sit down to eat meals with your family or get enough sleep.  If I can do it,  so can you!

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