Don’t put off til tomorrow what you can do today.
It may seem a little excessive 3 weeks post pregnancy to be talking about fitness goals already. But having already gone through the weight gain yo-yo post pregnancy with Monkey #1, I know how important it is to be in the right mindset now.
I was thinking of joining the Mamavation group in the new year, but I realized putting it off til then would allow me to make excuses all through the holidays. Excuses that would be the basis of bad habits all through 2012. Excuses that would start me on the upward path of that weight gain yo-yo. Instead, I’m going to start small. I’m going to make time for walking, then in the new year I’ll be ready to start the Couch to 5K, working back up to my pre pregnancy half marathon distance.
I know how weight loss works. I understand you have to eat less calories and increase your fitness. I know that a healthy life is a mixture of mindset, physical activity and nutrition. I even have a Bachelors in Education with a specialization in Physical Education and English. So this healthy living thing should be easy for me right? Wrong. Without the proper peer support it it still difficult.
I’ve moved around a fair bit in the last couple of years, each time losing a favorite Bikram yoga studio and teachers, a running buddy, Zumba with workmates or some other motivator. I’m looking forward to the support of the Sistahood while I find my ground in my new home and with my new baby girl.
I’m a good sounding board and I have some good knowledge around fitness that I love to share with others. I hope to connect with others on the same path to feeling strong and healthy, to offer what knowledge I have as well as an injection of humor. If I can’t enjoy what I’m doing, I might as well give up now.
So this week while we move into our new permanent house (yeah!) and continue to heal as a family from the events of the past few weeks, my main goal is to take time out from everything and get out for a walk everyday. I also have to work on the crazy sugar cravings I get from breastfeeding – that one’s gonna be hard!
I will update every Monday to let you know how it’s going.