When making a lifestyle change that you have planned for and thought about a lot, you go into it with enthusiasm and fire that drives you to really get to your goal. The first day you go all in. Making sure you hit everything you wanted to and feel great about it. That was me January 1st. I jogged for 25 minutes (in place in my living room and in little circles around my kitchen), I did 20 minutes of yoga, 20 minutes of dance workout videos, 5 minutes of guided meditation, and got my 9 thousand Fitbit steps. I ate well and got my 64 oz of water drank with no problems and felt really good. Now keep in mind that this is also on top of the everyday momma of 2 stuff and the nonstop cleaning that comes along with that. I ended the day with writing down all I had done and how proud I was in myself for doing it. It was a good day!
Now day 2 didn’t go as well. It started with the baby waking up early and while he did go back to sleep, I stayed up and started my day with a 10 minute meditation, and a 15 minute jog while listening to my favorite Pandora station! I was on a success high with how well my morning was going when my youngest woke up so we went upstairs to take a shower, gave him a bath before waking up my oldest to give him a bath. We were doing great. Had breakfast and cleaned the kitchen when I decided to take all the Christmas stuff down and that was pretty much where my success slowed down a whole lot. But we got everything put away, I got my steps in and wrote before bed so it wasn’t a total loss.
Today I went into it wanting to at least do everything. Well here it is 9 pm and I have jogged. I am going to make sure I meditate, do some yoga, and get my last 2 thousand steps before bed. But the point I want to make is that just because I didn’t do everything yesterday doesn’t mean I am giving up. I still have to take care of my family and unexpected things are going to happen, but I’m not giving up. I have to adjust my life to make it work every day and that takes time. When I woke up this morning I weighed myself and I have lost a pound since starting, so I know it’s going to be worth it. Hard work will always be worth it, so make the adjustments in your life that you need to and and I promise you will be happy with how you feel.
Find peace within yourself today and Namaste.