Sunday, May 29, 2011

Walking and Weights aka "Amber Time"

So, I feel ready to get back into "fitness" and being active. I have to pace myself because doing too much too soon, will just delay the recovery.

While DH was at work last Friday, I created a workout plan for me the following week. I did this to communicate to him that I need to carve out an hour of the day for ME. I think it is important that I take the time to have a break. I definitely agree being a mom is a 24/7 job. If I don't make an effort, I could let it consume me, and lose interest in the activities that make me happy. He agreed, and has been so good the past couple of days in making sure I get out of the house by myself and do something more than shop for groceries.

I am only walking every other day for 30 minutes to an hour, and doing weights or Bodypump on the "other" days. The last time I lifted weights or went to Bodypump was uh, uh, maybe last year? I am a cardio queen, and get bored with the weights even though I know it is good for me. Maybe this is what I need to get into it?

Today is my walking day, and good thing, because the weather is great!

Takeaway message today (when did I get so wise?): Make time for yourself. Read a book. Listen to your Rent Soundtrack. Go for a walk. You deserve it!


  1. This is such a good plan! And i'm impressed that You already work out with weights! And You know what? You Can join mé for pump, cause doing it together with friends makes it easier to get through!! I'm not too fun of weights either, but i know that my body loves it - so i dó it..
    Keep up doing Amber-time! It's important and makes You a happier mum and wife :-)

  2. You are wise! You must get that big dose of common sense from Jaylene! Wesley is precious!

  3. Way to go workout girl! That is great "me" time because it is not only good for your mind but also your body! I hope you are listening to some good music in all of that too! love you!