i’d hoped to get back into some sort of an exercise regimen by now. who’d've thought a baby would take so much TIME and EFFORT?! well, duh, they take a lot of both, but they’re SO worth it!
anyways, i’ve been hoping to go jogging again. actually, i’d planned on restarting the couch-to-5k program with my new vibrams to sort of ease into them. but i cant’ leave the Little One home alone during the day, she’s not old enough or strong enough to handle being jostled in a jogging stroller yet, and Hubs usually has his own ideas of how to spend his off-work time. not to mention the heat and humidity that is a hellish constant of FL summers. at least we’ve got the stroller already ($40 garage sale find!) for that magical day when she’s got enough head control to ride in it! it’s just sad and lonely sitting all folded up in the garage:
my vibrams look pretty sad and lonely too, shoved down in the lower right of our shoe pile (those are hubby’s at the top left):
i’d love to take my mother’s day gift (new bike!) out for a spin, but we don’t have a bike trailer for babies. even if we did, they usually say recommended for 6 months old and up and we’ve got another 4 months before we reach that milestone!
luckily, there ARE some things i can do at home, while still taking care of the Little One. Hubs got a door-gym thing for christmas last year, so i’ve been thinking of using that for pull-ups, leg-lifts, and push-ups (taking it down for that of course). we’ve also got an exercise ball, a pair of 25lb weights, and a pair of 3lb weights.
and Women’s Health magazine has a free workout app that i’ve loaded onto our iPod Touch. haven’t used that yet though.
but mainly, i’m planning on using our Wii Active game. i did a pre-planned workout on it yesterday, and i’m definitely feeling my legs today! (stupid lunges!) it’s got goals i can set for myself, pre-designed workouts for certain muscle groups or for a full-body workout, a journal function where you can record other activities as well as nutrition information (pizza doesn’t rank as high as carrots, who’d've thought?!), and it’s got a very encouraging voice that makes working out by myself almost as fun as working out with a personal trainer (not that i’ve ever done that).
we’ll see how well i stick to it though. since it has that journal ability, i was able to scroll back through time and see when i used it last: more than 2 years ago. and i used it for about a week before letting it sit in the video game basket to collect dust. hopefully i can do better this time around!
what hurdles are you facing and how are you jumping over them to reach your goals?