Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ho, hum....

Sweat it out:
45 Minutes Elliptical

Being a stay at home mom sometimes leaves me with days that I don't have a ton of stuff to get done.  Today was not one of those days.  I had to get supplies to do tie-dye shirts for an activity, and then make Hanna some baby food.  I know, it doesn't sound like a lot, but it takes orchestrating when you're making baby food.  I've got it down to a science.  I usually take two days out of the month and those are the days that I make all of the upcoming fruits and vegetables puree's for little Hanna-bear.  Plus, I can only run the blender at certain times during the day so that Hanna doesn't wake up from her nap.

The point is that I can always find a reason to not workout.  Hanna slept in until 8 which throws my whole day off because then her naps are messed up.  I thought to myself that maybe I shouldn't go to the gym because I need to keep her schedule, but then I read this article about having no excuses for not working out.

I will workout if I plan it into my schedule.  After I read that article I immediately put my gym clothes on and went to the gym.  I had a good sweaty workout too.  And it didn't throw Hanna's schedule off at all. I need to just not think and go.  I could probably apply that philosophy to a lot of different areas of my life.

Did you workout today?
Have you ever tie-dyed?  


  1. I took a workout day off today....I probably should have done a little something but I was bad and didn't. Tomorrow I will be putting my body to work! Great job getting the motivation to get up and go to the gym! Keep up!

  2. Okay, okay--I needed the reminder that there should be no excuses!! My car has been at the dealership, issues with the battery, but 'HELLO' I live 4 blocks from the gym and don't have little Hanna for an excuse. Tomorrow morning I'm so there!! Thanks for the gentle nudge--and great article. Love you, Mom

  3. i'm a new mom and struggling with this too. i feel like i have to rely on others to get in my workouts. sometimes i can take my baby to the gym with me, but that's not a guarantee.

    great job getting the workout in though!!

  4. Just found your blog via some other blog (can't even remember what it was).

    I just wanted to say that I think it's great that you're doing what you're doing and sharing it with the blog world.

    Congrats, I know you can do it!

    Jessica @ FitTalker

  5. Runner26, fortunately, they have an affordable kids club at my gym so that makes it way easier to stay on track. One more reason to not have an excuse to not workout ;)
    Jessica, Glad you found me! Thanks for the comment I really appreciate it when people I don't know leave comments. it helps to know there are poeple out there reading, I'll check out your blog too! (same with you runner26!)