This Friday’s post is a two birds with one stone scenario. As part of the Love Is In Da Blog challenge I’m participating in, the Friday prompt is spreading a blog you love. So I decided to give you a brief update of my fitness commitment and in turn share a fitness post.
This has been quite a week for me. I had every intention of dedicating myself to starting up a fitness routine and just like that on Tuesday I started to feel under the weather. Back-pain, run down, just feeling terrible. I am proud to say that even though my 1 year old took a nap from 7-10 pm Sunday night and I wasn’t able to nurse her to sleep until 1 am, I still powered through and got up to exercise at 5:45. Beyond that, I did not get up early for the rest of the week because when I don’t feel well, I rest and drink fluids. So while I feel like I failed, I know that it wasn’t because I didn’t want to, it’s because I knew the better choice was to start once I felt better. While I didn’t do anything other than walk (5 miles so far), I did watch my food choices, so it wasn’t a total loss.
This post caught my eye because the baby is so darn cute. It’s also funny that babies have the perfect squatting position! I like this post because so many times I tend to make excuses as to why I can’t do more exercise and this post showed me that it is simply that, an excuse. I can do squats while I cook lunch, brush my teeth, change the baby, brush my daughter’s hair, it really doesn’t take much. So to heck with my excuses, I’m walking until my legs cramp on Saturday and starting my 30 day exercise commitment on Monday (again).
How did you do on your fitness goals this week? Were you consistent? Did you exercise? Are you making good food choices? Drinking plenty of water? Making the effort to burn calories where you can- stairs, parking farther, etc.? Let me know how your fitness journey went this week!