Now let’s not get too crazy. We will start small and work our way up. I for one, hate running! I don’t know what I’m thinking but I know that it’s a goal I want to set for myself. Going to the gym five days a week for the past six months has really amped me up for wanting to teach my daughter a way of life, a healthy lifestyle.
I didn’t get a huge dose of watching my parents work out when I was growing up. My dad was athletic and we enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and swimming as a family but it was never a day to day thing and wasn’t ingrained into our lives.
After I had Reagan and my husband and I had made the choice that I would stay home with the baby I needed to find an outlet that would enable me to still have adult time. My girlfriend told me about Stroller Strides and said it had saved her life. I looked up the group closest to me when we lived in Pennsylvania and found the best group of women. Our instructor Rosemary literally turned around my entire perspective on working out and enjoying it!
In six months I had lost 15 pounds and started to tone my body and I enjoyed it! It was fitness for mom and fun for baby. I’ve never worked out so hard in my life! It’s not a bunch of moms pushing and running with a stroller. It’s a full body boot camp and it is tough! Reagan loved it too! She could play with the other kids and we would incorporate the babies into our workouts to make it even tougher.
I made some wonderful friendships and I knew at that moment I was going to survive mommyhood. Not only because I was meeting friends and getting out of the house but because I was doing something for myself that I’d always wanted to do but never knew where to start.
After Brian and I moved back home to California with Reagan I needed to find something that was going to keep me moving. Reagan was getting too big for her stroller or rather decided she didn’t want to sit in it for an hour anymore so I joined a gym! I found classes that I could go to and take advantage of the day care at the gym. For the past six months I fell in love with going to the gym.
I lost another 15 pounds, toned my muscles and fell in love with Pilates! I have really embraced being healthy, eating healthy as a family and I love to work out. So what’s with the latest epiphany? A goal, nothing more.
Something to reach for an attain. Something for me. Something to pass onto my daughter and show her that she can do anything she puts her mind to. My goal is to run a 1/2 marathon in December.
So as I embark on my newly found journey and laugh at myself for hating all things running I smile at my courage and welcome it! If you find yourself in a position that you just need a someone to kick you in the ass and get you started, reach out to me and we will do it together! It will be a journey for all of us!