2020 has been a helluva year, but it has helped me in so many ways. I needed this time to be still. I’m always on the go, and I rarely get opportunities to be still. Being home for almost four months has helped me to be a better mother, wife and most importantly, it’s helped me be better to myself.
Your girl has been working out! Yes, you read that correctly. In the last 63 days, I have worked out 48 days and lost 10 lbs. I’m so freaking proud of myself. I haven’t been this consistent since my wedding in 2016. I actually used to enjoy working out a lot, but then there was love, then came marriage, then came the baby in the baby carriage lol. But seriously, my commute to work is an hour each way. By the time Karter goes to bed for the night, I am exhausted, and I am not an early morning person, so working out before work wasn’t something I could get into.
I’ve been much more conscience about my food intake, and even started paying more attention to the calories I’m consuming in my adult beverages. Yea, eliminating alcohol was not happening, so I had to figure out ways to lose weight without sacrificing my mommy juice. I kicked the sweet mixers and have been sticking to either Rose’ wine or a low calorie vodka and soda (seltzer). My meals haven’t been boring either. I’ve been tracking them with the MyFitnessPal app, and counting my macronutrients. It allows me to stay within a certain carb, protein and fats range per day. So yes, pizza is still being had!
My good girlfriends have also been using this time to get fit. I’m on my third workout challenge, and the accountability has been super helpful with staying on track. In May, I did a 21 day challenge, which really kickstarted my new lifestyle. In June, we did a 50 mile Nike Run Challenge, which helped the weight come off. This month is all about toning and shedding some more pounds in the process. If you’re finding it hard to do on your own, get some accountability partners!
What I love most about being able to workout from home, is that Karter watches me and wants to imitate everything I do. He loves a good squat or downward dog! I even use him as weights sometimes. I’ve been very intentional about putting on my workout clothes first thing in the morning, so that I can get my workouts done in between meetings or when Karter is napping. I will literally hang up when a call is over, and just run out the door for a 3-4 mile run. Getting it done, by any means necessary!
I’m enjoying this new journey I’m on, and feeling good about myself. Have you been putting off your health or exercise? What has been your biggest blocker?