At five weeks post-partum I thought I’d be so much further along in my journey back to fit. Last post-pregnancy I’d walked 100 miles with my son and had ran 2-3 miles at a time on a few occasions at this point. Each pregnancy has it’s own healing timeline, but I’m still bummed.
Other than what feels like a longer recovery, my biggest challenges have been having two little people to care for and one of them always needing something, cold winter temps making it hard to get the smallest one out on walks as of late (Getting out isn’t hard, it’s the what if she wakes up and needs to eat or wants to be held and it’s so cold. She is kind of unpredictable and doesn’t love her car seat.) and feeling frustrated with not running more because my body isn’t completely ready yet. Getting motivated to run is much easier for me than walking since running is what I love. Trying to make myself be excited to walk inside on a treadmill…even harder for me.
Anyway enough with the “reasons.” I really want to have a great fitness month in December and I’m sure some of you would too. With holiday treats and events there is even more reason to stay active. Plus I love working out to some rockin’ holiday tunes and getting in a run (or walk) that takes me past holidays lights.
So here is my challenge! I’m challenging myself (and you) to get in 30 minutes of physical activity everyday through New Years Day. What counts? Anything that is physical activity. I will be walking, hopefully running, 21 Day Fixing, doing post-partum workouts, and hopefully attending a class or two. There are no mileage requirements, paces to reach, weight limits to break, just doing an active activity you like. Why wait until the New Year to get in shape and feel good about yourself?
Of course accountability is a must. I want to do this, but it’s not enough just to want it. I’ll be posting a photo a day on Instagram (sneaksandstilettos) to hold myself accountable. Join me if you need some accountability. I will be using the hashtag #heseesyouwhenyourerunning since that is my true love and my ultimate goal to reach. I know on New Year’s Day I won’t regret my challenge and it is a great way to kick off any 2017 fitness goals you might have. Let’s hashtag away!