Working Out…Why is it so Hard?
—No I don’t wear necklaces when I work out, I just forgot to take them off when we shot this post after shooting a bunch of outfits ha—
Why is getting started with working out and in a routine so hard? I tell Zach all the time I wish that somehow I could get my endurance and strength back, then I could keep it up easily. However, if that was the case then I don’t think I would work as hard to keep it because I didn’t have to work to have it. I grew up snow ski racing, power tumbling, cheerleading, etc. Short endurance was my jam. Give me 2 minutes and 30 seconds and I can do whatever you want. Working out for 30-45 minutes, that is what is hard for me… I haven’t worked out consistantly since high school honestly. King was a high risk pregnancy and so I wasn’t able to work out when I was pregnant with him, then he was an acid reflux baby, I ran/run a business from home, want to be a mom, etc. so working out is just always on the back burner… Should it be though? Should I be jeopardizing my health, being able to run and play with my kids outside and not being out of breath, and taking care of my body for all it does for me? NO! I need to make myself a priority here sometime, I need to take care of me or there won’t be a me to take care of anyone anymore…
Why as women is it so hard for us to put ourselves as a priority? Why is it considered taboo? Selfish? Or anything else? If our cup isn’t full, or bodies taken care of, etc. then we aren’t giving others our full potential. I have recently started counting my macros (there will be another whole post on that) and it has been game changing for the way I feel. The week of Momday I just couldn’t handle everything that was on my plate so I resorted a lot to fast food and not caring what I was eating, because well, at least I was eating. I had the adrenaline of Momday so I didn’t notice until after how sluggish I felt, bloated, and just all together nasty. I was so tired, like so tired and it wasn’t fun at all. It has been really hard to get back on the bandwagon, but I am making myself a priority and taking care of myself.
I feel like I can’t give myself too many changes in my life at once or I overwhelm myself and just quit. So I have started with eating healthier and next will come consistantly working out. I bought iHeartMacros WHIPP at home program and have done Kayla BBG in the past. What are your go to work out programs? I need to stay home to work out just because I work out while King naps generally or he is running like a crazy man through the house ha.
Let’s help each other, cheer each other on, and make ourselves a priority. How does that sound? Pretty amazing right?