I just finished an intense half hour workout and with this sudden burst of energy I figured I would blog. I’m not usually one for late night workouts, but as a busy mom, TV producer and blogger, I’ll take what I can get to #makeithappen.
I’m currently pregnant with my second baby (19 weeks) and I’ve been doing as much as I can to live a healthy, balanced nine months.
With my first son, I gained nearly 50 pounds and felt somewhat out of control of my body. With terrible sickness (throughout the first five months) I crammed back the carbs and packed on the weight.
I felt stressed watching my body morph into something unrecognizable (I would post pictures but by some miraculous act, someone stole my cellphone and I lost all the photos from my first pregnancy…phew) but there wasn’t much I could do about it at the time.
As soon as we found out we were expecting a second time, I was determined to do things differently.
First things first, I’m not a dieter. I consider myself to be a balanced eater and that doesn’t mean appropriate amounts of protein/carbs/fat. It simply means that in any given day I might consume a kale, spinach, apple smoothie alongside a serving of poutine. Cutting carbs or sugar will likely never be my full-time lifestyle so I don’t intend to ever go that route.
I watch my intake of everything but the Italian gal in me strives for moderation as opposed to deprivation.
Instead, my current focus is on fitness — working towards, toned, tight and firm. I don’t expect to lose weight or even maintain a certain physique right now, but what I do strive for is a daily feeling of self-worth and satisfaction.
I signed on with Goodlife Fitness to help achieve my goal.
With their child minding service (the club near my place offers baby sitting while you work out), 24 hour business hours (again, at my club), and trainers who know how to work with pregnant women, the decision to sign up was a no brainer.
My hubby Rick is on board too, to help keep me motivated. We’re pretty pumped about the next five months and hopefully putting it down in writing (on my site) will help keep us accountable.
What do you do to overcome excuses when it comes to working out? Any tips on how to #makeithappen?
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Note: This Blog post was written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own