January 30, 2014

Getting Fit

I've made the decision to get into shape.  I'd love to lose 5-10 pounds, but I'm mostly concerned about just being healthier.  I've made a couple good changes so far.

1.  More water!  One of my friends sister has a fitness page on Facebook and she is so inspiring.  She went out and bought a gallon jug to keep track of how much water she drinks every day.  I loved that idea.  I need something like this to help me not only keep track, but motivate me.  I make it my goal every day to finish that entire thing.  Before this, I bet I drank like 3 glasses of water a day.  It's something I've always been bad about.  I'm still not quite finishing the gallon jug every day, but definitely doing it in two days.  The main thing is that it makes me conscious of it.  There's just something really gratifying about getting this big ole' thing out and filling my cup.  Plus it's ice cold.  Mmm, never loved water more!

2.  Focus T25.  Granted, this is the first week, but I am loving it.  I have tried workout videos in the past and could just never stick with them.  I love doing boot camp classes at gyms and I did plan on starting that up again.  However, we are trying to save as much as possible for a new house so I don't feel right about spending money each month working out.  Especially since we have a treadmill and everything else you need for a home gym (bench, weights, dumbbells, the whole works).

This 25 minute a day workout is perfect.  Anything longer and I'd probably give up on it, like the previous ones.  Even though it's only 25 minutes, it's an intense workout.  The first day I did it, I did it with the kids playing.  I needed a little break and Kyla said "Do it Mommy, do it!"  Just the motivation I needed :)

I've really been wanting this, but it's expensive.  Lucky for me, my brother bought it and isn't using it.  Hopefully he never decides to :)

I am also doing these two challenges since they are quick things to do each day.

Oh, those push ups are the devil!  My still existent baby belly agrees!

Like I said, I'm only on day two, but I feel great.  Well, other than being extremely sore and it taking a few minutes to get down on the floor to change Kase's diapers.  And the fact that my hip and pelvic bones are screaming at me because they haven't had any intense workout since expanding for an eight pound baby.  Wow, my body was not quite ready for this.  But I will push on because it feels amazing.

Obviously the working out has helped increased the water intake a ton.  I am loving this new, healthier lifestyle.  I don't necessarily have much weight to lose, but I am in some serious need of toning up.  The third part of this is eating healthy.  Meal planning helps with this, but the thing that really got me to eat better is to start working out.  It just makes you want to eat better.  I don't know if I'll ever be the perfect healthy eater, but I think I'm doing great.  I'm back on track and it feels amazing!


  1. The plank challanges! I need to do those. I'm doing T25 as well and I also do the gallon of water a day thing, it's working so far.. but I have to admit, I'm INCREDIBLY out of shape and can't complete 5 full minutes of T25 without taking a break..it's pretty sad. LOL, but the point is, I'm trying! I'm the perfect example that skinny isn't always healthy! I like to read about other moms getting fit! Do you do the Shakes?

  2. Good job! I don't work out just b/c I'm having so many arthritis issues right now, but my new dairy/egg/red meat free diet has made me lose 10 lbs this month lol---I'll take it! ;-)

  3. I finished the plank challenge about a week ago. It was awesome! I am also waiting on my shipment of T25 and Shakeology! Great job getting yourself back on track! I hope to be able to do the same!

  4. I always like my water ice cold too! I've been told you're supposed to drink half your body weight in ounces a day for water... it's hard! I can barely make it through a 32 oz. bottle! That's one of my new goals!