So far, so good. I have only missed one day and that was the day after an exceptionally painful chiropractor appointment and literally all of my joints throbbed the entire day, so I feel like I’m ok to have passed up exercise on that day.
I’m figuring out some tips and tricks that really help me want to exercise. On my last check-in I mentioned that H is awesome to work out in front of because he laughs hysterically at me throughout my whole workout. I don’t know if thats a compliment or insult, but its hilarious so I don’t really mind either way. I also finally came to the realization that summer is so close and rumor has it my family is opening up their pool next month and I really want my body to look good for the endless days of swimming suit wearing that are ahead of me!
There are unfortunately even more excuses for me not to work out that float around my head a lot. Its really easy to decide I’m too lazy, decide H needs some extra snuggles (thats the hardest factor), choose to watch tv instead, etc, etc. But I’ve been doing great at kicking those temptations to the curb and pressing on.
I’m still getting in 45 minutes to an hour every day and I’ve noticed already my energy, endurance and stamina is increasing! In only 16 days! Thats exhilarating for me. I keep telling myself I have to keep this up because I’d hate to get out of the habit again and lose this momentum I have going.
You hear all the time that exercise brings about the most results if its paired with healthy eating. I’m good at drinking lots of water, but I struggle in the health food department. I will eat healthy food, I’m not against that, the problem is I just really, really like sugary food way more than any other food. I have an especially large sweet tooth at night so I’ve tried to have a bowl of fruit at night to curb the craving and it doesn’t help as much as I’d like it to, but I hope the more I do it the more my body will want that instead of a handful of jellybeans or some chocolate chips.
I have found the last couple days that my very biggest motivating factor is my son and the fact that I breastfeed. He eats what I eat (basically) and I don’t want to fill his cute little body with garbage and tons of Diet Coke. I want my milk to be healthy and in turn, keep him healthy and strong. I’ve decided to commit even more, because of him, to eating healthier and making sure I’m drinking lots and lots of water.
There are five days left of this 21 day experiment and I love knowing that I’m going to finish strong! I haven’t given up on this goal and I have been strict in making sure I exercise and really push myself each day! There really are no excuses. I swear thats one of the biggest phrases you hear when it comes to fitness, but its so true. There really are no excuses and there is always time for exercise even if its just a couple minutes throughout the day and while nine times out of ten its uncomfortable and far from enjoyable (with the exception of yoga ❤ ) its so worth it and your body will thank you.