This morning I read a post on Mama Dweeb. She discussed a Polar Link watch watch that tracks your activity during the day. As I read her article I realized that although she was promoting the product, she was saying something very important. She wants to make her day better for herself.
What do I mean?
Well, what I’m saying is that she probably feels the way that many of us, moms, feel. We often do so much for other people, that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. I know I did.
If you don’t know, I’ve just had my fourth child. With birthing this beauty over here into this world, I have put on more weight that I ever have in my life. No, I’m not overweight, but I’m not used to carring all this weight around, so there are times when I feel sluggish.
As I continued to feel this way for a few weeks, she’s almost 5 months now, I decided that I wanted to work out, drink more water, and eat healthier. This does not mean that I won’t eat things like this chocolate cake that I made the other night.
I work out to feel good about me. I don’t want to sit around all day feeling like one of the slugs from Disney’s movie Epic.
That’s how I used to feel. Like the one on the left. I want to feel more like the one on the right. Yet, instead of looking at another slug-feeling lady like she’s crazy, I want to encourage her that she can feel good too.
I saw that movie, Epic, and those slugs did not know that they were slugs. They were pretty encouraging. They tried to move around like everyone else, but their nature just kept holding them back.
I found that I was kinda sluggish in nature. I wanted that to change. That’s why I work out. I either do 20 minutes of Zumba or I lug my beautiful children to the nearest gym and walk for 20 minutes on the treadmill. (It’s too cold outside to walk with my kids)
Recently my husband told me that the elliptical gives a full body workout. It’s hard, but it feels good in the end.
So to all you slug-feeling women out there…you can feel good too. It just going to take you doing something about it. 😉