Before I had kids, I was in the gym at least three times a week and participated in a bootcamp every Saturday morning.
Since having kids, I probably have been in a gym no more than 10 times. In fact, I cancelled my membership to save money.
After I had my daughter I managed to keep my weight in check, but this time I feel like I’ve been really slack with my eating and exercise and it’s time for that to change.
I decided to start my re-entry to a cleaner lifestyle by doing a detox.
I’m onto the third and final week of the detox, which consists of drinking energizing, slimming, detox and matcha green teas at specific times of the day, getting enough water, cutting down or eliminating sugar, eating more whole foods and getting more exercise.
I’ve been doing ok, but I find it challenging to get in all my teas and water, and eating the right amount of veggies.
The other day I decided that I have to sacrifice sleep in order to get in a solid workout like I was used to getting. I borrowed Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred DVD from the library (her style is very similar to my friend/trainer).
While working through the first level on the DVD on Saturday morning I realized how out of shape I am. My core is still pretty strong considering I’ve had two babies and two c-sections, but overall it’s really disappointing.
Overnight, I could feel my muscles getting more and more sore. Each of the two times I went to put Shepherd back down after waking up through the night, it became more difficult to pick up my mini Mac truck because of my sore muscles.
This soreness reminds me of the my old workout days when my trainer would purposely try to cripple me for days. It hurts so good. :)
I just need to stick with it and I know my body will remember how to do this stuff.
Ultimately, I want to be in the best health I can be for me and my kids. I want to set a good example for my kids on how important exercise and eating right is to our health and I want to teach them about moderation.
I’ll keep you posted on how things go over the next two months.