I learned several things this morning. I set my alarm for 5 AM, and finally got up at 5:20 to go for a walk outside.
I told myself that I need to start moving more and doing something to help myself and start to feel better. Since starting my position as a director, I have gained 25 pounds! There is a lot less walking and moving to be a director compared to being an ER nurse! I do a lot of homeopathic wellness things, but when it to comes to activity –>this last year has been the worst on record for me.
Once I turned 30, my metabolism took a huge nosedive, which was also when I started having children. So your body is just going to change right? As a previous director told me, “You will never look the same again”. Side note–> any men reading this, if you’re the boss a female employee, and she is pregnant, like really pregnant, don’t tell her that shes never gonna look the same again. Bad timing bro.
Anyway 🙂 I made the decision in my mind and in my heart that I was going to get up and start moving more. If it doesn’t happen before I go to work it’s just not going to happen. Living in Florida the heat does something to you, for me it literally sucks my entire drive and ability to move after about….. 11 o’clock in the morning. But now that it’s starting to get cooler out, it’s very exciting to be outside in the mornings. It resembles a fall-ish feeling and after what feels like 2 years of heat, it’s time for a little breeze!
So I went out there, in the worst shape of my life literally, and did a little walk/jog routine for about 30 minutes. But in like 30 minutes I learned a lot about myself. I learned that even when I’m feeling my worst I can do something to help myself. I learned that even though I haven’t exercised in well over a year, I am capable of doing it again! I realized that even after exercising just one time my brain already feels skinnier, which does amazing things to my mood. So I encourage you mamas reading this–> don’t ever think it’s too late to start working on yourself. More than anything I want to be a fit mom so that I can play with my kids. I want to be there for them as they get older and I want to participate!!