I’m not a gym junkie. As a matter of fact, I’ll pretty much do anything to avoid the gym. Not because I don’t love working out. But despite what every gym goer will try to convince me, it’s such a time suck for me. I have to get dressed, get my kiddo dressed, pack us both snacks and water, get there, drop her in the kids area, pray she doesn’t cry when I do so, then go work out, pick her up, get home, shower, get ready…etc etc etc. So, despite my gym membership that I pay $30 a month for, I can honestly say, I haven’t set foot in that place in six months. (Don’t judge me!)
However, I do manage to work out at the very least, three times a week. Usually more like five. I try to make it a point to get at least a half hour of cardio in every morning, then in the afternoon I usually do some sort of stretching or strength training, (try the 7 minute work out.)
You know what finally got me over this fitness hurdle and pushed me to working this into my day? I stopped stressing about changing in and out of gym clothes and just hopped on my elliptical in my pajamas in the morning. Done. Over with. I can go about my day and not feel guilty about not getting a workout in because I couldn’t find a clean sports bra.
I know this sounds crazy, but when you are racing against the clock of your three year old waking up, every second counts. Not to mention, who the heck cares what I’m wearing when I workout in the privacy of my own home? I’m finally doing it regularly and that’s what counts.
Now I realize many folks find it easier to lay their gym clothes out the night before. Not me. I can barely remember to turn a light off when I leave the room. Getting fitness gear out is just not happening.
Don’t get me wrong, when the weather is nice, I never do cardio indoors. Those days, I force my ass outside. Usually with Charlotte, unless she’s at school. But when it’s rainy, or snowy…you can bet, I’m parked on my elliptical, sweating through my pjs and binge watching something on Netflix.
Here’s to fitness!
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