Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Exercise Confessions

I feel like I haven't talked exercise in a while, and it's on my mind so... I'm going to talk about it. I have a few confessions....

Confession #1: I hate the treadmill right now!

I have been in Vernal for about two weeks now, and for some reason I cannot for the life of me bring myself to run on my mom's treadmill. It is small and old, and I just don't like it one bit haha. It also doesn't accurately track my distance, which is super irritating as well. I think I have ran on it like once since we moved here, and that was tough haha. However, I have been running outdoors. I love running outside when the weather is nice, and it is so good for me to get used to running in the thinner air since I am used to running indoors. I also have my little brother Collin to run with me, which is awesome! I have been taking Rosalie on several walks as well, and I have even ran with her stroller, but it isn't a jogging stroller, so I have to be careful ha. I am going to get a jogging stroller really soon though, and I am super excited! I can't wait to run with my baby girl more often! 

Confession #2: I am really struggling with finding the motivation to do weight training/abs

As far as weight training goes, I am working on it ha! I always struggle with this, and I need to be better. My sister actually took me to one of her Pump classes before I moved to Vernal, and I really liked it! I was super sore afterwards, and I worked muscles that I didn't even know that I had. My sister was a beast, and motivated me to work harder haha. She exercises harder than anyone I know. Hopefully in the fall I can't take some classes with her because they motivate me a ton! I am also working on getting my stomach back into shape, and it is hard ha. Once again, I am trying though, and I just need to stay motivated to do ab workouts more often! Twice a week is most definitely not going to give me the results that I want ha. I would love any advice or tips on how to get more motivated about weight training! I know that it is super important, but I need help haha!

Confession #3: I am still unhappy with my body at times

I have talked about my different workouts, but I haven't really said much about how I feel about myself physically. I am learning to accept my "new" body, but at times it is still hard. I feel like I need to say that I wouldn't trade my baby girl for the entire world, and I am so grateful that I was able to conceive and carry her, BUT that doesn't mean that I don't get down on myself and the way my body has changed. I honestly am at a point where I feel like I am making more progress, and I am glad. I also realize that my body is never going to be the same again. I really don't know if I will weigh what I weighed before I got pregnant, and that's okay with me. I just want to be healthy and feel good about myself.  I am being totally transparent when I say these things because I feel like other moms or just other women may need to hear it.  Chanse and I have also been working hard on eating healthy, and while he is way more strict than I am, I am still doing really good. I am also super creative with our meals so that they are healthy and tasty, or at least I think I'm creative hehe.

Confession #4: Goals are what keep me going

I have a 5 mile race this next weekend that I am doing with my little brother, and I also have my half marathon planned for the fall. Both should be a lot of fun, and I'm excited for them :) I am a slow runner, but I love running, so this makes it easier for me to set running goals. I also love the feeling that you have of accomplishment after a good run, it's seriously addicting! Overall though I need to do better. I have been running only about 3 or 4 days a week vs. my usual 5, so that is going to be another goal for me :)

So now that I have talked about myself plenty, I'll show off some pictures of my sweet Rose and my amazing hubby! I adore these two so much!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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