I feel like over the years I have struggled to find the time, and gain the momentum, to create a workout routine that I could easily incorporate into my (hectic) lifestyle! I often find myself thinking: am I the only one that struggles with this?!
After my 42nd birthday last year, I realized I needed to take action and that’s when I started making my health a priority. I found myself a personal trainer and was going to the gym multiples times a week at 6 am. And guess what, I truly enjoyed working out (which in the past, I would dread doing). I found what worked best for me was to go first thing in the morning; because let’s face it, I certainly didn’t have the energy after a long day to go at night! Despite not changing my eating habits (sorry, this girl still needs pasta and wine every now and then!), I began to see results – I felt stronger and had a TON more energy! This really helped to motivate me even more!! I was on the right track and feeling GREAT about it. I admit that I wasn’t losing a ton of weight like I had hoped, but regardless, I started to love the way I felt again in my clothes.
This past May, my trainer left the facility I was at... and that’s when things started to unravel. I found myself skipping out on workouts and eventually, not going at all. Life was busy, and fitness was put on the backburner (again).
Now here we are in August and another birthday has passed... I don’t know what it is about “my birthday” but I suddenly feel inclined to get back into a fitness routine – so I went out and bought myself a Fitbit! I know it might sound silly, but I think it’s a great tool to hold me accountable. I like looking at the tracker at the end each day and then challenging myself to do even better the next!! Now I make a conscious effort to go for walks. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes! And I encourage my family to join me – this is truly the best of both worlds because I get to spend time with my husband and kids AND get some exercise!
Overall, I feel like I have my family, work and social life together, but I can’t get a solid grasp on this health & fitness part! With that said, I will keep you posted over the coming months as to where I’m at, how I’m feeling, and certainly share any progress I have made!
So stay tuned for updates on this ‘rollercoaster’ of a journey!