I don’t know about all of you but I am getting a new start on my resolutions this month. For me, the month of January was a lot about rest and getting things back in order after the holidays. The thought of starting all sorts of things that I wanted to for my resolutions was something that just did not happen. Also because it has been so cold and snowy with barley any sunshine it has been tough to get out of the funk that I have been in for the past month. I know that a lot of people feel like if they have not started what they wanted to do in January that the rest of the year is not worth it but that does not have to be the case. What you can do is forgive yourself for not getting started right away. Be kind to yourself, especially if you had a whole month of craziness with the holidays. Maybe you just needed that month to get back into some sort of balance and rest up a bit. Now take this new found energy this month and really get at it!!
I keep finding that the more I think about starting to workout and try to plan and prepare for it the more I just dread it and do not want to do it. This week I said that I wanted to start up a plan again but I did not think about it much after that. So when Monday rolled around I found the time to squeeze in a workout at home. (My whole plan that I am doing is able to be done at home which is all I can do right now.) Then I was able to do my workout Tuesday afternoon when little man was napping. I find that the less I think about what I want to do the more likely I am to just get it done when the time comes. I always seem to think about things so much and think about all the other things that I need to do as well that working out keeps getting put on the back burner.
In reality, a lot of it is just a mindset. You have to want to do it and have to make the time to do it. I thought that after I had Ray that getting back into working out would be no problem, however, I was definitely wrong about that one! Every time I have tried to workout after having a baby it was so much more difficult and my body has not been able to do what I think I am able to do in my head. A lot of that has to do with me training for competitions before I had a baby. I know what I was able to do back then and I have to realize that I have to build back up to that now.
This time around I am really reminding myself of that and making sure I start off easy so that I am not burning myself out in the middle of a workout. I am also trying to make sure that I do not have any injuries. It is good to be a little sore after a workout but before I am pretty sure I pulled a muscle or two because I lifted too heavy and too much all at once. Hopefully this time it will stick and I will be able to start coming up with my own plans and workouts soon. For now I am using a program that was made up by Ashy Bines. If you don’t know who she is definitely check her out on YouTube! I am doing her 28 day booty program (she is not offering this program anymore. I got it about a year ago) I am hoping that this will help me kick start my working out again. For me she is just really inspiring and motivational.
Let me know if you all are starting back up again with some resolutions or what some of you do for workouts!!!