2016 Fit Friday Week 1

I thought I’d spend Friday’s sharing a little update into our new fit family.  If you’ve been following me then you know I had baby #3 thirteen months ago.  I dropped my baby weight from him in about 8 or 9 months, but I still have some weight to loose.  You may also know that I’m a runner though I loose that term loosely.

I own a FitBit and have a group of friends who challenge each other each week.  I wasn’t the winner of the workweek hustle last week, but I did come in second and managed to hit my goal of 10,000 steps each day.  Yay me!  That might not sound like much, but it’s been a while since I accomplished that.  Last week was a BEAUTIFUL week here in southwestern Ontario so that meant that my little man and I could go for a walk after we dropped the other 2 at school.  And with a view like this beside their school, who wouldn’t want to go there?

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Along with my daily walks I also choose to start the Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge (Here’s the very first video in her series).  I love this series because I can do it at home after the kids go to bed.  I don’t have to worry about hubby being home so I can go to a gym, or worry about child care at all.  Let me tell you, this is not an easy workout though.  I had my ass kicked every single day.  It really does prove how out of shape I am.  Do you know what gave me the strength to not give up during those workouts?  It was my 5 year old daughter asking me why I couldn’t do the exercises as fast as Brianna (the woman in the videos), and her asking me why the woman in the video didn’t have a fat belly like I did.  There is NOTHING to get you moving like the honesty of a child.  That and the fact that I want her to see me succeed.  I want her to know that even when you want to quit, you need to keep going – not just with exercising but in many things in life.  I want her to know that things aren’t always as easy as they seem, sometimes you really do need to put your blood, sweat and tears into it.  Literally.

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I mentioned earlier that I’m a runner.  This quote above suites me perfectly.  (I forget where I found it so please excuse the lack of credit for it.)  Well I’d like to be a runner.  I’m more of a jogger.  No let’s change that to a “wogger” – more on the walking end than the jogging end.  I’d really like to change that this year and be able to actually run an entire 5K.  I don’t think I can even run 1K right now.  I have a nice little 5.5K route that I’ll be walking and working on extending how far I can run on it.  I’ll also be completing a few 5K’s this year, at least one 10K, and I may even challenge myself to a half marathon.  We’ll have to see how my training goes.  One of the best things about my runs, is that my kids often want to join me.  I tend to take them on separate runs because of their abilities.  When my 8 year old joins me it means that he pushes me out of my comfort zone to run farther and faster.  When my 5 year old joins me I ensure it’s for a more leisurely day as she isn’t nearly as fast as her brother yet, thought I’m sure with time she will be. Taking them individually is also a great way to get some one on one time with them, something they don’t often get with 3 kids in the house.

 

**Any and all references to any type of exercising are what work for me.  I am in no way a fitness expert or certified for giving any type of advice.**