Mommy Fitness Blog: REST DAYS.

December 21, 2010

“rest day” – that’s what I put on my calendar whenever I fail to workout that day…either I failed or I planned it, but if it shows up more than two times  a week, it was definitely unplanned. Unfortunately, last week I saw four of those REST Days on my calendar. I have just been incredibly busy. I know, I know…it’s the holiday season and I should be the exception when it comes to making excuses, but besides being busy, I have a baby that is teething and keeping me up ALL early morning. If I don’t workout in the morning, it’s rare that I will complete it later in the day.

It’s very frustrating because I have a very needy baby…he ALWAYS wants to be held. ALL THE TIME. He’s on my lap right now. When I put him next to his toys, he turns around every ten seconds to see if I am right next to him. Seriously! And while technically I’m a stay-at-home mom, I do work…which makes me feel like maybe I don’t give him enough attention because I’m either working on the computer, running errands or on the phone.

So right now it is 5:30pm. I have an employee holiday party tonight in two hours. I STILL haven’t worked out because I didn’t get up on time. I want to try to get a run in on the treadmill in the  garage before I leave but I have to wait for my husband to arrive home because otherwise no one is here to watch the boys. Yesterday I was so busy too. I had a meeting in San Francisco and a ton of stuff to do before i left…I ended up running into the gym, doing an intense 2 miles on the treadmill, then leaving straight after –

While I was driving home I realize that when you are short on time and have a lot of errands and responsibilities, you become less of a workout snob…meaning, I used to say, “I don’t like working out at this time” …or “I only perform this amount of cardi0″…etc.

I get it in when I can get it in…I might not be able to do a 1.5 hour routine or take a cool workout class, but I get something in, and that’s all that matters.

Unfortunately/fortunately – I’m at my goals that I posted on my wall six months ago. So while it sucks that I’m not training aggressively hard every day, the fact is…is that I need to set new goals.

So when the New Year arrives adn I have time to sit and think for a bit – I’m going to plan out my fitness year for 2011.

Right now – my goal is to run at least two miles tonight. I also want to do full body circuit training at least three times this week.

Going back to the title of my blog…”REST DAY”…I really wish I could just have a rest day. Seriously. Every day I am so busy…and with the kids, there is no rest. In fact, when I wake up int he morning with them, I don’t stop moving for at least a few hours. I feed them, do the dishes, clean the house, laundry…I can definitely see why mom’s lose weight so easily after giving birth when you are constantly chasing after your kids and cleaning the house. Speaking of having kids…my husband and I recently had a pregnancy scar. Thank God I am not pregnant…my period came 3 days late and usually I’m on the dot with my schedule. We ended up taking the test on my first missed day and I can’t tell you how hard my heart was pumping minutes beforehand. We are planning to have more kids, but not right now (although, it would be nice to have them all in a row, just like me and my siblings.)

Anyways – Happy Holidays everyone. I will try to post as much as I can this week…

If you need some advice on how to maintain a routine throughout this week – here is my tip: JUST DO IT.


at the Governor’s Wrap party

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