Week #6 Workouts-
Tuesday-30 Minute Upper Fix
Thursday-15 minutes of Pilates Fix. My sweet boy did not nap well. Then we had a pool day playdate planned. Mommy had no workout time!
Friday-30 minute Cardio Fix and 3 mile run
Saturday-Consoling and comforting an upset baby who did not want to ride in the car. Yes, this is a workout.
Sunday-Trying to get an over tired child to sleep. Again, this is a workout.
Monday-7.23 mile run
Week 6 Total-13.5 miles
If you follow me on on Instagram, then you noticed a post last night that alluded to a rough workout week. I had been doing so well until Thursday. Missing workouts had nothing to do with making excuses or lack of motivation. Quite the opposite. For the first time in a while I had been back on track. Then life as a new mom sort of just hit. A child that wouldn’t nap on Thursday. An out-of-town wedding and a child that wouldn’t ride well in the car meant lots of stops to console and comfort and no workout time on Saturday. A still over tired child from not napping well and getting up frequently at night over the past couple of weeks and more car riding back home meant no caffeine for mom until the afternoon, a nasty headache and again no time to workout.
Monday I worked a full day at school and came home to cooler temperatures, a well rested boy, and a determination to run and get in a good workout like no other. After the little man went to bed and had been out for a half hour I hit the pavement. I stopped home for what I thought was a quick drink of water after 7.23 miles. I had been feeling stronger than ever and was determined to reach my goal for that day of ten miles. Except upon arriving home I saw a note on the front door rug. Someone had been up and was upset. I felt bad for not being there after being away all day. My husband wanted a break. My run was done.
And I’m learning to be ok with this. My goal was to arrive at the starting line of my next marathon with balance. Working out everyday is not something that is likely to happen for me. Finding 30 minutes in my day for 21 day fix has been easier than I thought it would be, but somedays it just may not happen. I’m learning not to beat myself up about missed runs or workouts. By cross training for the first time ever, I feel stronger on my runs and am hoping this compensates for some missed miles. I would rather miss a workout here or there than feel the mom guilt of not being there for my son. Too much time being mommy and not enough working out isn’t good either as I get more impatient and worked up with my son. Balance. Learning to practice what I preach.
21 Day Fix Finds-
I’m all about pretty documents to stay organized and prepared. I didn’t make these, but found them on Pinterest. Why reinvent the wheel?
Measurement Tracker-It’s all about data! I only did my measurements at the beginning, middle and will at the end. Weight I’m looking at every 7 days.
Container Cheat Sheet -This is on on my refrigerator right now!
Meal Tracker-If you want to be so detailed. I often meal planned in the past so I might use this if I find the time. Could be helpful for others.
Baked Ziti add zucchini to get in some extra veggies.
This week is the last week of my first round of 21 day fix and it
has to be better will be better than last week workout wise.
Stay positive. Keep working on balance. We can do this!