Afternoon lovely readers…if you are reading this, I thank you. I have been absent from many pre-baby things in my life and blogging is one of those. With renewed spirit, I hope to blog more and keep everyone updated with what is happening my life, especially when it comes to running and working out.
Since my last post last June, these has been a lot of movement in my life. My husband and I bought our first house in May and since we received the keys, we’ve been renovating (cleaning, painting, refinishing hardwood floors, etc.). My daughter turned one in August and we are looking forward to her second birthday next month. Itransferred departments as work again. Searching for work/life balance brought me to my new position. I trained for and completed my first marathon- the Colfax in Denver; I PR’ed with an official time of 5:45. I felt like I could have done better, which I probably could have, had I stuck to the training plan better.
This is a reoccurring theme for me. I get really hyped up and excited about a new project/adventure/life-changing event and then as the time drags on, I get bored or I make excuses for not sticking to the plan. The month of April, which included most of my long runs, I barely laced up. I hit snooze too many mornings, I allowed the snow to deter me from getting outside and I put others in front of my needs. This is the story of my life and this version is one that I want to change starting now.
Starting this week.
Starting as soon as I figure out my goals and articulate them, so I can celebrate making them come true.
I recently watched Elle Ip’s documentary titled Beyond Expectations (here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkMJdytTSXU). Elle is pregnant with her second child and after the birth, she undergoes a complete transformation. She changes her diet and exercise plan, to show that normal woman like you and I could achieve the results that celebrities do, without the help of nannies, personal chefs, trainers, etc. Elle’s goal is to participate in a body building/bikini contest and she looks phenomenal. What really stuck with me how she was able to make time to cook and exercise, even with two small children and a sick husband.
After having my daughter, I struggled getting back into a routine that included doing anything for myself. I regularly went 4-5 days without showering. I forgot to shave my legs because I couldn’t remember to buy razors. I enjoyed any sleep I could get, so I never wanted to give that up for a workout. Full disclosure: I still struggle with making time for myself but after doing the marathon, I now realize that my daughter and husband can make it an hour or two (or five) without me.
While I am not signing up for a body-building/bikini contest, I hope to revamp my family’s eating habits and my exercise. I want to be healthy and to do that, I need to actually do something. Thinking about a goal does not make it happen, but it is the first step. So watch this space for information on life transformation. I promise it will be real fun ride 🙂
Off to buy a body composition scale….