that i needed to start exercising.
i'll admit it, i'm lazy and i don't like to work out. most of all, i don't like to wake up and get out of a perfectly warm bed either. but, recently i decided that i'm tired of not being in shape. before i got pregnant with ava i was an avid runner and hiker, then i had kids and i don't know what happened. they became my source of exercise i suppose. nevertheless, i don't feel strong. i'm a pretty clumsy person, so when i accidentally hit my shoulder on the wall or trip and land on my feet the wrong way, it always ends with an "ow. that hurt." i want to be able to pick up the kids and twirl ava around without being out of breath later! how sad is that?!
so, here is how it happened...
i was sitting at ava's dance class a couple weeks ago, and watching her 8 1/2 month pregnant ballet teacher bend over and lay her hands flat on the ground. yes, even with a belly! i thought, holy moly. i was pregnant barely five months ago and although i had only gained 30lbs, you wouldn't catch me being able to do that. i could barely get off the couch! i made myself feel a little better saying to myself, "okay jenna, she's a ballet teacher and i'm sure she's been doing this her whole life. give yourself a break." i didn't want to though. i didn't have any excuses not to be in shape. i'm now a stay at home mom and have the ability to go work out if i wanted to.
so then, that's when little ava came running out of the class with a pamphlet in her hand. i didn't pay much attention to it till my OCD kicked in and i got distracted again. i started flipping through it when "adult boot camp" caught my eye. hmm, i thought to myself. a whole mix of yoga, pilates, barre fittness, core and cardio... all things i like to do, and only for six weeks. i can do this! then i looked at the hours, either three days a week at 6am or two days a week at 11am. my husband works, no way i could go at 11am. do i really want to get up at 5:30 to make it to a 6am class? what about the nights when nolan doesn't want to sleep and i'm up with him for a couple hours in the middle of the night? STOP GIVING YOURSELF EXUSES JENNA AND JUST DO IT!
so that's when i pushed myself off of the chair and signed myself up! oh crap, i was committed.
well folks, i've officially survived my first week of boot camp. my butt feels like it's going to crack whenever i sit down and my abs burn every time i bend over, but i ALREADY feel good. the days i have to wake up early i'm able to come home and still have about 45 mins of quiet time to myself. i take that time to drink my coffee and check whatever e-mails i have. then it's mommy time. i'm looking forward to the results after the six weeks are over.
along with the boot camp, clean eating is on the agenda as well. i've always been really picky and precise on what i feed my family but now it's time to get down to business and make it something that we can teach our kids. i want them to be healthy eaters. i must say, i've never really pushed myself (except for when i went on a hike at 9 months pregnant because i was determined to go into labor) to do something like this, so it feels really good once you're accomplished.
i can TOTALLY see myself getting into it and becoming one of those crazy cross fit ladies, hehe. JUUUUUST KIDDING ;)
no i'm not.