Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 4.

Day 4: Friday, February 24

Today's workout: Phase 1, Workout 1. (A repeat day)
I worked out at 10:15 this morning, with my kids awake. Let me tell you. That was an experience. Some of the exercise I did with a 22 pound weight in my arms. (And by that I do mean my son. :)) I did it though! I did the whole thing and I did it better than the first day. It was much easier today. I did absolutely 100% of the squats! I'm sure I'll pay for that in the morning but I don't care. Pain is weakness leaving the body. I'm strong and my body better get used to it. :)

I decided to work out in front of my kids today for an important reason. My oldest is an almost 3 year old girl. I want her to see Mommy making healthy choices. I want her to see me taking care of my body in a positive way. I want her to have that as an example as she grows up. There's a difference between dieting and what I'm doing. What I'm doing is choosing a new, better, healthier, exciting lifestyle. Dieting is a temporary solution to a permanent problem. I have a permanent problem: I love food. I need a permanent solution: daily exercise and daily good choices. Dieting alone would not solve my issue. Diets can't last forever. I refuse to go the rest of my life without french fries, cheeseburgers or apple pie. By making a lifestyle change, I CAN eat those things in moderation, paired with good choices the rest of the time and exercise. That, my friends, is something I can live with.

Oh my! I just realized! It's 11 am. No coffee yet!! I did have a big tall glass of water already and some milk. I also ate breakfast! I'm really trying. Like Jillian says in today's work out: "All that matters is you showed up. You showed up for YOURSELF." And she's right. I did show up for me today. I did it. I completed my workout. I'm committed. I'm doing it for me. Sure, my husband will enjoy the end results (haha!) and my dance students will appreciate me being able to dance with them again, but above all else I'm doing this for me.

I've got my why, I can put up with any how. I can do ANYTHING for 30 minutes. Right, Jillian? :)

4 days down, 86 to go!


  1. Love the reasons behind exercising in front of the kiddos! I love exercising with mine! And we've been talking about healthy. They get it. They really do! Not that they make all the right decisions but we are building a foundation. :)

  2. You are so amazing! I love that you are setting such a positive example, too!

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