So, it’s been a while since I could call myself “fit”
Healthy? yes. But fit? Not so much.
Why I love Working Out:
- I love the endorphin release after exercising – so I mostly work out first thing in the morning.
- Working out sets up my day in a positive way
- I have more energy
- I’m proud of myself for doing something GOOD for me
- I know I’m setting a good example for my kids – showing them that fitness is fun!
What I’m Working On, Workout Wise:
When we were stationed in Maine/New Hampshire, I had the amazing blessing of a local YMCA with a KidsZone day care area. This particular KidsZone was staffed with ladies that I came to know well, and trusted with the care of my children, and my children loved playing there! So, I had the opportunity to have a full, relaxed workout for at least an hour if not an hour and a half. I would shower, and then pick up the kids and we’d start our day!
Here on Kodiak Island, AK, that is not the case. I have been struggling with the lack of a gym with a day care. Finally, I decided, my environment could not dictate my activity level, because putting myself first with regard to what I need to feel good was something that I needed to do to survive here. I thrive on stability in exercise, whether or not I am trying to lose weight. Exercise just makes me feel good, and its something that I need to do to be balanced and healthy.
For now, I am working on keeping to my schedule and making sure that I am exercising my body 6 days a week, like I used to. The biggest challenge for me has been exercising with the kids around. They distract me so much. But, I’m working on it!
How do you feel about fitness?
Is it something that you work into your daily routine?
How do you balance family and fitness?