Currently- and a 5k

I had a baby about 9 months ago and man that is a life-changer  As well as a body changer. I’ve never really struggled with weight to be honest. In high school I swam and ran track and in turn was very fit. Then college came and I joined the swim team as well as swim classes. Then my last couple years of college, I got married, had harder classes, had a busier schedule, and had a job. The last thing on my mind was fitness since it was already a part of my daily routine because I had made it that way it didn’t even cross my mind when I got too busy for it and in turn gained a few pounds here and there.

Now I have graduated, had a baby (gaining a few more pounds), and I am a stay at home mom. First I’ll say I LOVE this job, BUT no one ever tells you how emotionally draining it can be. I have a fussy kid. I love her, but, man, she is high maintenance, as we like to call her. So since I’ve had her I have found it really hard to leave her, even with my husband. I’m not the type of mom that just can’t leave my kid but I can’t leave her because I feel bad for whoever I would be leaving her with because of how fussy she is. Finally my husband told me I needed to take some time for myself, and what a better opportunity than to get back into shape. So when my husband would get home from work he would take her for 40-60 minutes while I hit the gym. I would often come home to find him swinging her softly in a blanket, usually for the whole time I was gone. And even then sometimes he would text me halfway through my workout and he would ask me to come home because of little miss.

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Doesn’t she just melt your heart? Fussy but worth it.

Anyway this was the beginning of my journey back to where I was before. I had realized that I was stressing myself out over a LOT of things. I hadn’t taken the time for myself. I was drained emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

So slowly I’m taking back over, but in a whole new light. I’m a mom now and as much as my little one comes first, part of that is putting me first sometimes so that I can be a better person for her.

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So physically I wanted a goal to start with and that was to run a 5k! I know a 5k really isn’t that much, although for some it is, but maybe that can be your goal, to run a 5k. So like I said before I wasn’t sure about leaving my kid with someone so I found a 5k that would allow strollers. It was a fun run, they didn’t time it, although I timed myself. But let me tell you it was a blast! Color in Motion 5k and we had so much fun!

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I think that this will be the family tradition each year, in hopes that it’ll help teach my girl (and possible future kids) the importance of fitness.

Now that I have conquered my 5k goal, next stop is 10k! yay!

 

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