Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Get Out of the Way, Life!

This whole week is a "Making Fit Happen" post in the making! Daddy had to go out of town for work and won't be back until the end of the weekend. Do you know what this means?? No running for Mommy!! Aaaahhh! Running is my sanity. It's my time to be alone with my thoughts. Oh, and it burns a crap-ton of calories too.

When I found out yesterday that Daddy would be taking off this afternoon, I thought, "I'll just get up at 5 and squeeze in a run before work." Not only did I not get up when my alarm went off, but I overslept and didn't get out of bed until 6:15. (Trust me, 6:15 is late in this house.) Once upon a time, I did all of my training in the morning. I used to get up at 4:30 am even on Saturdays, bust out a 10-miler and back home before anyone else was awake. But that was when I only had 1 kid. Now I have 2. Something about adding a second child to the house took away my ability to get out of bed before I absolutely have to...

I inhaled this tasty bowl of chia oats with almond butter immediately after getting out of bed. That's how I roll.
I spent the entire day beating myself up over not getting up to run, and thinking (ok, obsessing) about how I can squeeze in some running later this week. I finally just had to get over the fact that running wasn't happening today, and just focus on the things that I could make happen. Like today's scheduled Focus T25 Speed 1.0 workout which I completed in between bath time and bedtime for the littlest munchkin.

Boom - done by 7:45.
In between 1 year old bedtime and 5 year old bedtime, I hopped on the spin bike for half an hour. I don't ride often anymore, but this thing is always a lifesaver when life or the weather prevents me from running. (Fun fact: I used to be a certified Spinning instructor and teach several classes per week. Pre-kids of course. No time for that anymore...)


After the second round of bedtime, I even decided to throw in some 21 Day Fix Upper Fix for good measure. Overcompensate much? Clearly still mad about not running. I even thought about hiring a babysitter for an hour tomorrow to go for a run. Too much?? Sigh...

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On a more positive note, I have finally decided that it's time to stop talking and start doing - I'm finally going to be studying to become a certified personal trainer!Something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. It's an investment (both money and time) and will only be a side job / hobby, but I'm really excited about it. I hope to train some clients in-person and also eventually start training clients online. And it's about damn time I started investing some time in pursuing my interests. I tend to get lost in the daily grind and obligations.

Do you have other interests that you invest in?

Would you ever consider hiring an online personal trainer?

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