Mommy Fitness Blog: workout gifts!

October 5, 2010

It’s Tuesday afternoon – both boys are napping from an early morning wake up and playtime at the park with my mom-me fitness group. I feel so bad because every time it’s time for me to work out with them, I am always so sore. I end up walking most of the time and giving just 50%. Yesterday was my glutes day. I decided that I am going to make Monday and Friday my glute day (since I told myself I would start training them twice a week) – so now as a result, my hamstrings are very, very sore. In fact, for the next couple days I am concentrating on stretching. I have a foam roller at home so I will start using that daily. For those who don’t know what that it is, it is basically a roller made out of foam! You use that to massage your muscles in a deeper way…I have been having some serious issues with my piriformis (a muscle in the butt area). It’s so deep and the only way for me to target it is using that foam roller.

A long time ago I injured my shoulder blade, an area right next to my scapula, and since then, everything on the left side of my body has declined. My left wrist, my left ankle, my left butt – everything just seems to have been effected by that single injury. (yes, this happens to ALL of us. Our whole body is connected to each other.!) Anyways, I really feel it when I run, so it’s sorta compromised my running. My goal IS to run 10 miles total this week so we will have to see!

My nonprofit, before-school, fitness program started this week so it’s been great getting up in the morning and getting my workout in at 5am. I’m really committed to going to sleep early and taking a small nap in the middle of the day with the boys. Just now I took a 30 minute nap until someone called me. I CANNOT WAIT to get my body on a schedule. It sorta already is, but I need to tighten up on my eating times. Before it was 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 7pm. Now it’s still the same but I don’t like waiting so long after I workout in the morning to eat. So I need to figure out a ‘to go’ option in the morning. I think I’m going to start downing a protein shake and a fruit or make some oatmeal before I leave and eat that with the protein shake.

Yesterday David bought me an Ipod Nano. OMG. I knew he was up to something when he collected all my cds from my car. It’s cute but I don’t think it will be used. When mp3’s first came out, my friend bought me one and I never used it. For some reason, I don’t like having a string connecting from my arm to my ear – but most of all, I’ve never desired to have one. I don’t like going into the gym feeling dependent on anything but my water bottle, towel, baseball cap and sneakers. I’ve known people who absolutely cannot train without their Ipod. Ridiculous! I told David that he could have it – but I can tell that he really wanted me to start using one and appreciate what he took time to put together.

Unfortunately, I’m not big on electronics – or change for that matter. He gave me a bluetooth a few months ago and I lost it within a month. He bought my and Android phone, which is awesome – but I had to replace it 3 times now. (and it hasn’t even been a year) A long time ago and exboyfriend got me my first digital camera – and I didn’t use it for years until a preceding boyfriend showed me how to use it and I was hooked!

I am really happy about a recent shoe purchase though! I bought two Nike Shox’s at the mall on Friday with my girlfriend Borina. I’ve been wanting to get an all black color – but also found a cool grey color with blue shox. So I ended up getting them both. I told Borina that I don’t need to spend money on a personal trainer, buying new shoes gets me motivated to workout any day!

And they have so far!

I can see my body definitely leaning up…especially in the ab area (that’s what people have noticed). I’m wearing a lot of my old workout clothes so that’s a sign that things are getting leaner! I’m just focusing on the month of October to be my “kick my butt to get out of this plateau rut month”. My focus is mainly on setting a routine, running and intense training.

Goals this week are:

1) 10 miles

2) stretch daily

3) glute training on mon and fri

4) go to evening classes whenever possible

5) get at least 7 hours a sleep a night

I LOVE my new shoes!


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