Flying pigs and my fitness routine

by Melody on October 25, 2012

It’s been quite some time since I posted about anything relating to fitness.  As most of you know, we had quite the crazy, crazy time selling our old house and moving into our new house.  We were essentially homeless for over 3 weeks, living with my parents out of town, commuting into town for preschool, living out of a suitcase with all of our belongings packed away in a trailer.  I could have easily let my fitness regime slip far, far away with weak excuses.

Both my husband and I had started the 60-day Insanity workout (Amazon) before we sold our house and were doing well.  Insanity is straight up cardio and seriously lives up to its name.  While I wasn’t gaining as much muscle as I had been during P90X, I was slimming down and working on my stamina.

Enter the sheer madness of buying a new home.  We had very little time throughout the day, ours kids weren’t napping or sleeping as well.  The blog took a seat on the back burner for awhile.  The hour that I needed to put into a workout just wasn’t there.  The hours slipped away.  The days slipped away.

This was when I realized how integral fitness and exercise had become to my life.  I squeezed in 15 minute workouts when I could.  I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to work out.  I went running with my brother after my kids went to bed (I think I saw some pigs flying by as we ran).  I could barely stand to go a day without doing something.

A few years ago, exercise would have been the absolute first thing to go.  Why is it so easy to talk ourselves out of breaking a sweat, but so dang hard to talk ourselves into it?  We know that working out is good for us, we know all the health benefits, we know we will feel better, but somehow we still find ways to avoid it.  Although I did gain a few pounds living with my parents (they have a plethora of junk food that was hard to avoid), I was able to mostly maintain due to sheer force of will.

Now that we are (semi) settled in our new house, I have started a new round of P90X2 (Amazon).  In a few weeks, my husband and I are starting a 24-day herbal cleanse.  I am READY to get back into the swing of being healthy and fit.  I count my blessings every day that I was able to get past whatever was holding me back from being the best me I can possibly be.  Life is good and right and back in shape.

I would love to hear from you.  How do you maintain some kind of schedule when things are upside down?  What keeps you motivated?

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