So I am a procrastinator. Some may say that I work really well under pressure. I usually come up with my best ideas in the wee hours of the night and just before a deadline. So as to not have my personal life feel left out, I carried out my procrastinating self in my “workout” plan. I knew in the fall that our family would be going on vacation to Turks and Caicos in May. There was my deadline. Loose 5-7 lbs that I so graciously gained during the holidays (thanks, Mom!). Not only that, but I needed to tone up my body. It doesn’t help that all my sisters in law are gorgeous, tall and beanpoles. Or maybe it does because that put the good pressure on. January was ok, February- eh…March was pretty good and now we are in April. With a little over 2 weeks to go I am really doing everything in my power to reach my goal.
1. Sick Kids- you can’t bring them anywhere!
2. Sick Me- allergies is my nemesis. And then add a sinus infection. Ugh.
3. Kids don’t like daycare- sometimes they do but sometimes they get bored. I get major mommy guilt sticking them somewhere they don’t like.
4. Laziness- need I explain? I sometimes would rather curl up and read or watch trashy shows on Netflix
5. Work- Late hours fulfilling orders leave my exhausted in the morning and by 6 I am ready to pass out
1. Get over it and just do it. That’s right. Put on your stretchy pants and just go. There is never going to be a good time to go so just go. Nike knows what they are talking about.
2. The only exception is when sickness. I don’t want to spread the illnesses so that one I just had to take and do lunges and stretches as I prepared their lunch.
3. I found the most genius gym that offers classes for your little ones at the same time you work out. I exercise and they exercise and learn new skills. Win win.
I knew my deadline and just am working my butt off (hopefully not literally because I am lacking in that area) to reach my very specific goal. I’ve already lost 4 lbs which may not sound like a lot but I am pretty petite and shouldn’t really lose much. I developed an affection for staying fit. I look forward to working out and my kids look forward to going to the gym and having their class, too. I am happy to know that I am teaching them at a young age to enjoy taking care of their bodies. I’ve realized it really is a lifestyle. And as such, I have been living in my workout clothes. At first it was a “fake it ’til you make it” attitude. I was one step closer to the gym just by wearing my workout clothes. Now, I know this is kind of superficial but who wants to get into grungy workout clothes after you got dressed all cute for the day? No one. So starting the day with those clothes may be a little helpful but again, no one wants to feel and look grungy all day. With Albion Fit’s cute workout clothes I actually like “getting ready” to go to the gym in my cute clothes. I could also go run errands afterwards because I don’t feel grungy. And while it is a bit pricey, it is a good investment. These quality pieces last and in the long run it is makes more financial sense. A plus for all my fellow petite ladies, these leggings fit in the length. I am 5’0 and there is no scrunching at the bottom. And those that are lacking in the rear region- these don’t sag but mold and compress perfectly. I know, it’s a fashion miracle. I can’t even explain how often I struggle with those two things.
So, I will let you know right before I leave if I have reached my goal. Accountability helps and deadlines are the best at being successful. I hate just “getting in shape” without something to hold me accountable. Setting a specific goal with a specific time frame makes your goal attainable and realistic. Deadline: May 2, lose 3 lbs and tone abs.
P.S. My Barre teacher took these and she was felt so bad for making me plank forever! I almost died. Almost. But really it just made me stronger- ha!