|Sorry for the poor quality picture. I thought they were so cute, so I just grabbed my phone.|
I've gone back to it throughout the year, but something would always come up, and I wouldn't make it past day 2. I started back this week, always on a Monday, and it's going really well. I haven't missed a day, and I am able to move around today without the constant ouch remarks. The biggest problem I have with working out is, not wanting to give up time for it. So, I started getting up at 4:00, instead of 5:00, and that gives me 2 hours before I have to get Logan up for school. It wasn't hard for me to wake up at 4:00, but for any of you who have done the first 2 days of P90X, you will understand that painfully, it is hard to get out of bed. Yesterday and today were those mornings, so I popped in the DVD to see what the kids would do. We spend a good bit of the day dancing around the living room, so I figured we would try it. They loved it! Either exercising was the funniest thing, or watching me try to keep up was the funniest. Nevertheless, we all got a great workout.
I believe in learning through play, and it goes the same with exercise. Children really need to learn the importance of exercise, so why not add another good habit to their daily activities. I did have to stop more than I would on my own, but I still felt great afterward.
My point for sharing this is to maybe motivate a mom who would like to workout, but can't figure out the timing. I know that not everyone can get up so early, but if it's important, it can be done. For my own benefit, I choose to continue setting my alarm for 4:00, but it is nice to have a backup plan as well. Who knows, when my kids get a little older, maybe they will want to get up early and pump some iron with me. :)