Monday, August 15, 2011

Motivation Monday!


I got a big shock last night. It shouldn't have been a shock. I knew it was there. I was just ignoring it. It's called my growing belly and thighs. Now here's the thing. I would be happy if those areas were growing because there was a baby in there but no! They are growing because I eat way too much and I'm not being active enough.

When did I realize that things were getting out of control? TODAY! I was having my daughter take a picture of me for a blog post and every picture was awful. First I chalked it up to her only being 3 years old...but alas, it's just that I have a fat butt and I really need to do something about it!

According to height and weight charts I'm about 2 lbs overweight. However, according to me I'm about 17 lbs overweight! I've never ever been this big except for when I was pregnant. So here's where I need help. I need motivation! I don't mind working out. I actually like to work out but I need peace and quiet when I do it. Now how do you do that with a two year old and a three year old running around!?! I just haven't figured it out yet. So HELP! What do I do? I know lots of you moms out there still work out, have a job, cook and are in great shape! How do you do it? Do you wake up super early, do you stay up super late?

All I know is that I have to get in better shape before my hubby gets back. I figure I should set some goals and if I write them down then I'll hold myself more accountable. I'm starting small and each week I will try to increase.

Goal 1: Run 1 mile on the treadmill at least 5 times this week.

Goal 2: Eat out only 1 time this week.

Goal 3: Do pilates or Zumba or maybe even Dance Central for 20 minutes at least 1 time this week.

That's it for now. I'll let you know how it goes. BUT don't forget I'm looking for other motivational ideas and help. So leave some comments. I would love to hear your advice, personal stories, or tips!

4 comments:

  1. You can do it!!! I hear you - boy do I hear you. I started incorporating high intensity in to my workouts and it is a great way to burn fat. Good luck!

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  2. My belly is growing for all the wrong reasons as well! You have some great goals. Good luck!!

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  3. You could try getting those kids fit dvds or a wii sports/fitness program. We have started using the EA Sports 2 and my 3 year old son LOVES to follow along with us.

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  4. You can do it! I need to work on reducing my belly size as well - I've packed on a few pounds lately! I recently joined the Y and go a couple of times a week, but apparently I need to go more than that!

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