woowoo mama style:
so, here we are on day two of the infamous 30 day shred. did i want to do it this morning? no. but somehow i dragged myself off the computer where i was doing an early morning catch up chat with my bff mellowmama who just returned from a month in china and i made myself do it. here is my biggest trick so far, when i get up in the morning i put on my work out clothes. then i tell myself i have to do it before chickpea’s first nap so i can clean up or get dressed after i put her down. so far that has worked, but it has only been two days. keep your fingers crossed for me.
the workout calls for hand weights which i think we might have somewhere but i can’t find so i had to improvise. campbells to the rescue. nothing like working out with some condensed cream of mushroom soup. i will say that i appreciate the fact that the workout is only twenty minutes long because that is about how long i can hold off the kids from attacking me completely and making me stop. also, the bean likes to present himself as an obstacle so i have learned to do several of the moves in a modified manner that involves him laying under my feet. i wonder if this will lead to faster results or just some strange injury.
even though i am sore and there a muscles in my body staging a revolt for their sudden call to action after years of hibernating i feel good. at the end of the workout i have the nice high you get from a workout. and even after that is gone and i am just all shakey legs walking up the stairs to put the pea to sleep i am still proud of myself. i want to be strong these days. i need to be strong. and something about finding the discipline to work on my physical strength feels deserving of a little self love. go me. go me. get down with your bad self.
day two – body tired ego pleased.