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I’m just gonna come straight out and admit that in the past week I have SUCKED at exercising. It started because the Little Mister was sick and I couldn’t get many moments to myself to do some great work outs. Then (of course), I started to fight off his cold too, which made me feel more drained and icky than usual. This did not do wonders for my motivational levels. Add a couple of later-than-usual dinner times (although it is not ideal I try to work out after an early dinner – the only time I can get to exercise daily) and a few bad work outs (endorphins – where the f*ck were you when I needed you?!?) and conditions have been a bit less than satisfactory.
And I never thought I’d say this, but sometimes the cold weather makes me not want to work out. Even though I work out indoors on my treadmill or to a video on YouTube. Lame Excuse Queen right here! I can’t help it! Cold weather makes me want to snuggle down. Not get my kit on and get sweaty. Which goes against logic. Because exercise warms you up.
I am also aware that at this stage of the game, it’s a make or break. This is the point where I make a choice. Give up because it’s hard to sustain new habits or push through. So I’m going to push through. A bad week does not justify me giving up.
I’m feeling a little frustrated because time to myself is at a premium lately. Moreso than usual, that is.
I’ve tried working out with the Little Mister in the room, but it is definitely more challenging!
I have just tried to eat better to compensate (my name is Kez and I haven’t bought
any much junk food for like over a week) and I am going to come back stronger and more motivated than ever!
Until then, I will laugh about it because what can you do? It’s real mum life!
So I shall leave you with this video which made me giggle. This woman has nailed it. Behold the Real Mom Ab Workout.
Can you relate to the video? How do you motivate yourself when time is tight and children are everywhere?