26 May 2011

Fitness Quest - Getting Motivated, Finally!!

Ok, so the past week or so has not gone the way I would have liked. My motivation was not there and the weather certainly did not help. The sun was barely out and it was cold, not really my idea of walking weather. Finally, the sun is out and the warm weather is here, at least for a little while according to the forecast. The sun and spring weather has definitely given me a renewed sense of motivation and energy. When it is gloomy and cold, it makes me feel more tired and the quality of my sleep over the past couple of weeks just was not all that great.

On a positive note, I have been making a conscience effort to drink more water, even when I wasn't really working out. I have been getting better at eating breakfast each morning, a couple of times I got distracted, but am definitely getting there.

The next step is to find time each day to get in some kind of workout, whether it be walking, my workout dvds, my rowing machine, or even running around with the kids in the backyard or at the park. Doing something for at least 30 minutes each day and more most days. With the warmer weather and summer on its way, I am sure this will be a lot easier.

There are definitely times where I am going to need to figure out the priority between doing chores when the kids are napping or getting a workout in. Will I be able to find the time later to workout, if I choose to deal with dishes or laundry, or do I workout and then deal with the other things later? These are the things that I will have to figure out on a daily basis as I manage my time and priorities.

Loving the sun!!