Let me preface this post by saying that I am not even close to the most fit mom or blogger. There are so many other bloggers that I love to follow who are truly inspirational when it comes to fitness. However, I do get asked how I stay active, what workouts I do, etc. and wanted to write a post on it so that you guys can hopefully look back on it as a resource or encouragement. Most of you know that I have three beautiful babies. If you are new here, I had three babies in three years and ten days. A little crazy and unexpected, but the biggest blessings of my life. Things have been hard at times, but I can’t even imagine our lives any other way. With that being said, because I have three young kids and am trying to run a business on my own, it does not leave a lot of time for exercising.
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Since the start of summer, I have had to completely makeover my morning routine. It’s no longer about getting the kids to school and it’s more about getting some work done before we go play! I have had to implement new strategies into my morning in order to be productive and get things done, but also for my own mental health. Moms need a little time to wake up and get their day started just like everyone else, but we usually don’t have that much grace handed to us. Here is what I’m doing to have productive mornings.
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I’m going to be really honest with y’all. After having Weston, I have tried to start working out again many, many times and it normally only lasts a week or two. Having our third child really turned out world upside down. Finding the time to workout is something I have struggled with for the last year and a half. It’s been hard because I couldn’t work out during the second half of my pregnancy due to complications, and we all know how fast you can lose the ability to run. My babies wake up at 5a.m. and have for a couple of years now. Waking up at 4a.m. to work out is not going to happen. Let’s be real.
But this 8 Minute Workout is seriously a game changer!
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In the new year, I have heard so much about health plans, diets, fitness goals, etc. It’s the same every year, and this year, I have been right there with the rest of the world. Wanting to lose weight but mainly be healthier all around. My diet hasn’t been great since having Weston and I have taken so many months off of exercising that it would be embarrassing to say. I am happy to report that I have gotten back into a routine and already feel so much better! I have a long journey ahead of me and the ever losing swimsuit season is hanging over my head, but it is keeping me motivated.
Keeping New Years Resolutions or staying on track with our goals can be extremely difficult after the new year, new you motivation starts to wear off. For me that is usually around week 3. When that diet starts getting really tough or you are really sore from working out and want just one day off. You know what I’m talking about? This year, I didn’t even start implementing my new year goals until last Monday, so I am still going strong, but I like to think that is in part due to my determination and also to a new yummy protein snack that I will share with you in a bit.
Hey moms! I wanted to talk specifically to you today about a little thing called motivation. Since having Weston, I have really struggled to get motivated. Everyone told me that the third baby is the one that gets you – they were right! This third one has been a lot more difficult in many ways – not the baby, but my body, pregnancy and postpartum. The weight has not come of like it did with the other two, but I think a big reason for that is the simple fact that I have not worked out like I did the other two times. So, I want to encourage you while I try to encourage myself to get motivated and do something about it!
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I am not one of those women who gets pregnant, gains 20 to 25 pounds and looks amazing the second she gives birth. It has taken me a lot of strong will, determination, dieting and exercise to get back to my “normal” after each pregnancy and has also taken several months. Even now, I am almost 7 months postpartum and still have 5 lbs. to lose. It is a process for me, and not an easy one. Because of all the struggles I had during my third pregnancy (placenta previa, a vitamin D deficiency and gallbladder issues) and even some health issues postpartum, I decided it was time to get myself really healthy.
Postpartum weight loss can be really tricky. Getting back in shape this time around has been so much harder than after my first two pregnancies. The weight seemed to come right off in the first couple of months with the exception of those last 5 to 10 pounds that I had to start working to get off. This time my body has been completely different. My pregnancy was harder as far as aches and pains that were pretty much 24/7 towards the end. My aches and pains have not gone away. My body is taking a lot longer to heal this time and so my workouts have been a huge struggle.
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Since Hampton started school and all of our activities and play dates have started back up again, things have been so hectic. As a busy mom who is constantly running, it can be really difficult to stay healthy all the time. Especially with another baby due any day now. Sometimes, I don’t even think about it. One thing that has helped me tremendously since having kids is implementing some simple lifestyle changes that are very easy to squeeze in without noticing – even while pregnant and craving everything in sight.
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In just one short week, we go to orientation for Hampton’s preschool program. I can’t believe he is about to start school. He will only be going a couple of days a week, but he is so excited and I can’t help but think back on my school days. As a mom, my biggest concern is keeping him healthy. He will be exposed to more germs than he is used to and, because of that, he will expose my other babies. Here are a few key strategies I am using to keep my kids healthy during the busy back-to-school season.