40 Before 40 No. 6

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I have an announcement to make. Prepare yourself. I think I’m getting lazy. There, I said it! I have become a shell of my former workout self. I don’t like it, I want to change it. I’m finding it’s easier said than done.  Since “the big push” aka birth I haven’t been able to work exercise back into my schedule. It’s making me sad. Way back in my twenties I used to work out two hours a day, five days a week. Keep in mind I was beyond single and living in a city that seemed to be set up for families – what else was I supposed to do? Fast forward – since living in L.A. I had been pretty consistent with the work out but, not hardcore 2 hours a day!  I still used to get a good workout in three or four times a week. Here’s where I think I’m going wrong – I have too many other things going on. It’s like since I had that period of not being able to work out I filled my time with other things. So many other things that I don’t know where to squeeze in the workout thing. I am getting way too comfortable with the little pooch hanging around. People have suggested jogging with the baby in the stroller to get me back in workout mode. The only issue with that is by the time we all get home, it’s time for dinner and then b-e-d.

Here’s the deal, I’m throwing working out on the 40 before 40 list. It sounds crazy since 40 is more than 5 years away for me but, it’s going on the list. I think it’s a legit goal. By forty I’d like to be back where I used to be. I’d like to be working out five days a week for an hour and be in shape again. It may take me a while to get there so on the list it stays. I’ve made a few steps in the right direction. I have purchased two dance classes to get my butt moving and I’ve cleared some space in our extra bedroom and set up my workout corner.  I’m even thinking of joining the gym at work so I can get my blood pumping during lunch. That seems to be the only real time that I can consistently dedicate to exercise. I’m determined to get it together. Wish me luck and motivation. Mama wants her body back! What baby steps did you take to get back in the workout game?

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10 Responses to 40 Before 40 No. 6
  1. Erica
    June 22, 2011 | 10:36 am

    This is really hard. I still haven’t figured it out. Let me know how it goes.

    • Cam
      June 22, 2011 | 10:27 pm

      i’ll keep you posted. i don’t know why i didn’t expect it to be this hard.

  2. Kristy
    June 22, 2011 | 10:49 am

    I hear ya, lady. Ever since my big push, I can only try to fit “natural” exercise in my daily routine. And, thank goodness for Wii with my son. I might get exercise in here and there, but the “toning” is gone! Yikes.

    • Cam
      June 22, 2011 | 10:26 pm

      yeah… the toning is a distant memory at this point. 🙂

  3. A Mommy in the City
    June 22, 2011 | 11:24 am

    I think it’s a great goal. I usually go to the gym in the morning and I love it. It’s such a great time to get rid of stress and have alone time. Good luck!

    • Cam
      June 22, 2011 | 10:26 pm

      i miss the stress release and feeling my muscles burn!

  4. Natalie
    June 22, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    I joined a local Stroller Strides so that I could bring my little one and work out. It’s so hard when you are working though…I think during lunch is a great idea!

    • Cam
      June 22, 2011 | 10:25 pm

      i started to do that when i was on maternity leave. it seemed like a fun workout.

  5. Jessica
    June 22, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    I need to get my workout on again too. I’ve started running and I have a Twitter pal who goes also. We motivate each other each day and report our run. We’ve just started it but it seems to help.

    • Cam
      June 22, 2011 | 10:25 pm

      i might need to find a workout buddy too… hmmm…

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