True Love Thursday is a weekly post series on the subject of love. I’ll talk about loving yourself and others to ways to making yourself a better person.
Have you told yourself the excuse – I don’t have time to exercise? We’ve probably said it lots of times. We may be super busy as Moms or at a job and can’t find the time to exercise. Plus, who wants to exercise after having a long day and all worn out?
But the thing is, sometimes we have to tell ourselves that we just need to put our foot down and exercise. There may not be a ‘perfect’ time, but we can still do it.
I’ve told myself that I didn’t have enough time to exercise. I’m busy with my two girls all day and by the end of the day, I just wanted to relax. Plus I couldn’t get away to go to the gym.
Below are 4 ways to turn the excuse to an actually reality.
- Get motivated. At the end of year, I was motivated to start exercising in my own home.
- Make a goal. I made a goal to lose 15-20 pounds (the last baby weight hanging around).
- Create a plan. I created a plan to workout 3 times per week.
- Get started. I started exercising at the new year.
My first workout (10 minutes each) consisted of abs, arms, and cardio exercises. My second workout (10 minutes each) consisted of leg and cardio exercises. My third workout (10 minutes each) consisted of butt and cardio exercises.
At 9 weeks, I started doing yoga for 30-45 minutes on my husband’s P90X dvds. I am currently on my 3rd week of doing yoga. I love how the yoga is making me feel. I am strengthening my core and the positions helps stretch my muscles.
I kept track of my workouts to help me stay motivated. I removed sweets from my diet and watched how much I ate. I ate until I was satisfied not full. I ate protein and fruit for an after workout snack. Below is an example of my protein shake for my after workout snack.
After 10 weeks of working out, I have made it to my 15 pounds weight loss. Yay me! Below are few before and after pictures of my weight loss journey.
What’s your excuse? What’s stopping you from exercising and starting your own workout routine? You can do it. I know you can. I did.
And so did my friend Carrie. Next week, check out her weight loss journey while being a Mom.