I don’t know about you, but working out for me is a love/hate relationship. It’s a necessary evil.
Growing up i played soccer all the way into college, so i never experienced having to motivate myself to workout. It was always go to practice, play and be fit. done and done. Now, as an adult it makes me feel guilty if i don’t do it. and when i do, i push really hard, because you know, that’s what ex-athletes do. then im sore for 3 days and do nothing. familiar? super fail.
Recently i have found a very good balance. and im thankful. among the 893565098 blogs that i follow, i came across WorkoutLabs. It has helped me stay motivated by simply building a workout that im comfortable with and sticking to it. I don’t have to think, i just have to follow what i planned. When i feel bored with it or that i have moved on from it, i can go back and build something a little more challenging. I love that you can tailor it to male or female and the options of having equipment, limited equipment or nothing at all. I also love that it has SO many options no matter your level.
Here are some samples of what I have built for myself: workout
I typically start with some high knees to warm up or the stair master, and i mix up the order i do the exercises in depending on my mood.
Maybe this will work for you if your struggling with motivation?
no really. it’s magic.
I recently received lipstick as a gift from my boo thang Jen and its amazing. this Hare Moroccan Lipstick reacts with the pH of your lips and you get your own special hue once applied. It seems to stain your lips as well so it definitely lasts a while without the texture – which is nice i might add. it resembles the texture of chapstick. you can find it here. i suggest you pick it up.
I have also tried Smashbox O-Gloss. meh. i don’t like it as much as this one. same concept i believe. but if you like the glossy look i would suggest that one, but it doesn’t last as long.
mmk that is all.
you know what I love? this circulation of mama appreciation on the internet. Maybe I’m only noticing because now I am a mom. but really, I don’t think you REALLY “get” it until your in that position. which, you know, is totally fine. because it’s special and you can’t explain motherhood. you have to experience it. and it can come in a lot of different forms. whatever it may be to each person is special. and i really am enjoying these articles and moments to share with another mamas that may really need a reminder, or may really need to know they aren’t alone.
and in this mama space where there are a lot of times “taking a moment” doesn’t exist, it’s magic. those hard hard moments. because you look back and you’re like, “how the eff did i get through that?!” and you want to (and ought to!) pat yourself on the back and awkward self high five. i think the only ones who don’t credit our awesome mama-selves are,..well, ourselves. so take a second, a minute, or an hour and instead of thinking of someone else who you think is an amazing mama and celebrate yourself! because your awesome. and you are perfect just as you are. keep up the amazing work.
Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. We had a nice one, even though it was exhausting. We need a vacation from our vacation. you know?
This happened though.
Anywho, CHRISTMAS IS COMING! Usually I’m like “meh, Christmas” but with Liam it seems better? Well, everything seems better with Liam but that’s beside the point. Unless its the mall at this time of year. Nothing makes that better. I digress.
He is just a little tike and doesn’t really get it yet, but I know he will be impressed by the lights. I’m still impressed by the lights. Especially the ones the city puts around the trees, so they are lined down the street. Who votes they stay up all year long? Moi.
but this? stop it.
It’s that time of year when
people turn into lunatics you break out the lights and dress everything up in festive decor. Then stand back and admire it because you know now one is coming over to look at it. Also this.
For Thanksgiving we are headed to see family in Florida and we are pretty excited for it. It’s been long overdue and well, food.
Someone is already preparing for Christmas though…
Yesterday I was able to stay home with Liam and aside from the drool factory he has become, he is developing this little personality that I just can’t get enough of. He is silly and talkative and independent but still loves to snuggle.Oh, I can’t believe he will be 6 months old soon. Cheezus, where does the time go!
Here is another just in case you didn’t see how cute he was above…
Whoa. Hey, remember me? Yah, I don’t either. Truth is, A LOT has changed since last blog sesh. And I’m not entirely sure I’m on board to blog again. But I’m just going with the flow, and also my Dad keeps asking me about it. So, I figured I would throw it out there and see how it goes.
Not much is new accept the most amazing thing happened to Loren and I:
Meet Liam Hudson. He’s awesome. And he’s ALLLL ours. :) He was born June 6, 2013. He is 5 months now and working on his crawling skills. Currently it’s a lot of army crawling and air humping. but it’s cute. He’s cute. We are pretty obsessed. More to come on that.
I have no real plan for the direction of this blog but maybe I should use it as a creative outlet and ways to share what I have been up to with family and friends. Then again, I’m just wingin’ it here.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there. I hope your day is filled with joy and love, you deserve it!
This is my Mama when I was in her belly:
And this is hubby and his Mama hanging out: