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Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? The Fourth of July fell on a Wednesday this year and some of us took a five day weekend! It has been so much fun but wow…talk about eating!!!!
After five days of chicharrones, carne asada, tortillas, and cerveza…it’s time to go back to the regular and healthy routine. I am also eight weeks postpartum and more than ready to start working out again. The question is: how do I start my regular workouts with three little boys at home this summer?
First thing first, I will be using my backyard and inviting my friend and trainer Jackie to work out with me. My only free time is lunch time/nap time when 2 out of the 3 munchkins are having a little nap. In an ideal world, I would do this five times a week. Honestly, this isn’t possible. Remember my rant on not having enough hours in a day? Well, there are not enough hours in a day. But I’m not going to be hard on myself. Reality is I still have to cook, clean, do laundry and spend quality time with my boys. I also love writing and reading so exercise will have to be fast and effective. I don’t mind my new weight either (I’m embracing the curves!) which is about ten pounds heavier than my good old pre-children days. So I’m going to focus on having exercise give me a clear mind, a strong body and being a good example for my boys. Plus, it will help me continue to feed everyone as fresh and clean as possible because truly, after a hard workout, who wants to feed a body a bad diet?
I’ll keep you posted and it will keep me honest!!
When do you squeeze your workout time? Do you feel that you have to give up things to hit the gym? Would love to hear about it!
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UPDATE 12-12-12: I have been working out 5 times a week for the past 3-4 weeks!!! Yay!!! Jackie still comes over twice a week and the other 3- I have to figure out on my own.