I used to work out regularly. I would go through periods of stopping and starting, but I was pretty active. Then I had kids. My fitness routine got up-ended, but I tried various methods to work around it.
After the birth of my middle child, I got back into a great routine. I dropped weight, slimmed down and felt great. Then I got pregnant again.
My third child is 9 months this week and today was the first day I did any form of activity in about 18 months. Pathetic, but at least it’s a start.
My dear friend, Denise, and I have very similar goals, namely to get in shape and drop weight so we can be healthy and just plain feel better. So today Denise and I went on an 8-mile bike ride. This was a tad ambitious for us, as we acknowledged around mile 2. I tend to think of the Midwest as flat, flat, flat, but by God, someone went and put a few hills in on the bike trail. There was much sputtering, sweating and cursing to be had. But we made it! It’s a start!
We have committed to making a bike ride a regular thing and I hope we stick to it.
The pathetic thing? I have a very nice treadmill in my basement that I haven’t been on in a year and a half. I simply MUST get back into a routine. I find it’s so much harder to set a routine with three kids age 4 and under, but I know it can be done. I just have to figure out how.