NO MORE EXCUSES
No more excuses. It’s time to go hard in the paint with this. Being a full time work-from-home mama plus baking through all hours of the night, I was neglecting the most important person – myself. My excuse was I am too busy but I realize I’m the one who can control that and it’s time for me to make a change. I put my kids needs ahead of mine, which is equally important but so hard to find that balance. I’m still trying to figure it out. I’m also so passionate with baking that I’m putting my clients interest before mine.
YOU’RE THE INSPIRATION
My daughter’s classmate’s mom inspired me. She is the definition of body back. After having her 2nd child, she made this amazing transformation. She also happens to be the instructor for this program. It’s an intimate group of mamas, where for one hour – there’s no work, no kids, no chores, no stress. Just us focusing on bettering us. They are such a supportive group of women and I’m looking forward to getting to know them better for the next 8 weeks.
RUN, ADRI, RUN
I hate running. I always tell people I only run if it’s for my life. LOL. Well, this IS my life. Day 1 was a wake up call. I saw how badly out of shape I am and why I really need to do this. I don’t recall ever struggling this hard with exercise. Oh the woes of getting older. (>_<) LOL. I'm only on day 2 and I'm definitely sore but somehow managed to jump on and biked…HARD…for 30 mins. Hope I can keep up the momentum.
I'm sure with my posts you've seen I'm a foodie…and a drinker. It's what I enjoy. This program uses a strict diet plan to make it the most effective but for the 1st two days, I created my own meals to use the ingredients I already had in my fridge.
I actually started eating better (sort of) before this program. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my red meat but I have parted ways and am starting to embrace chicken and fish a lot lately. That’s huge for me. I also had a love affair with Dr. Pepper. LOL. Well, we have officially broken up. And I don’t plan on seeing him…not going to say forever…but for awhile because I know I’ll bump into my ex somewhere down the line and I’ll need that taste on my lips just to remember the times we had. (I know. Cheesy, right?) And this is probably the hardest thing to do, but I’m going to do my best to stay far from alcohol for awhile. I cringe as I type this. Beer definitely has to go, maybe an occasional whiskey but this will be the biggest challenge for me to control.
A friend of mine recommended the Argus app which tracks your daily steps, water consumption, food and can even measure your heart rate on an iPhone. It also has an option to upload photos of your meals – you know me and my food posts, I was all over that right away. (^_^)
My Mom and one of the moms I’m going through the program with both have a FitBit. The reason why I wanted it so bad, was it tells you how many hours of real sleep you get, which I know isn’t enough as it is. But a good way for me to track and be better about getting some ZzzZzzs.
I feel energized and motivated. Let’s see the transformation I make in 8 weeks. Hopefully I’ve inspired some of you. If you are interested, check out the Fit4Mom website: http://westvalley.fit4mom.com/
For better health,