Sadly, I haven’t had much “wellness” being played out in my own life the past few weeks. With Halloween, the funeral, wrapping up basketball season, Thanksgiving and just being a mom, it was a whirlwind of a month!
I cringe as I say this, but, we visited the big golden “M” (McDonald’s) more times than I’d like to admit-with the excuse of it currently having Pokemon toys in the kids meals when, in reality, I just didn’t want to cook! The kids played off of this and convinced me quite easily it was a good choice.
But, I am happy to say, TODAY was the day I jumped back in!
I started off my morning drinking a protein shake before my coffee. In fact, would you believe me if I told you, I only got in 2 big gulps of coffee as I rushed out the door this morning!?!!?
I got my daughter dropped off at pre-k (she is Star Student this week, so it was a special morning drop off!) I headed to spin class for the first time since Halloween! YIKES! (During this chaotic month, the kids also had days off from school which meant I had two kids at home and couldn’t do spin class with them)
I was so excited to get back to spin class this morning!
I really missed it!
Over the past crazy month, I bought myself some spin shoes which clip into the pedals. I’ve been SO READY to go back and test them out! Let me tell you, they were a game changer today! I felt like I had so much more control! I was a little nervous to literally be strapped to the bike. But, once I got used to it, I loved it! I can’t wait for Thursday’s class!
Afterwards, I came home and enjoyed a little post-workout snack and showered up before it was time to pick up ladybug from school. I debated on replacing my sweaty yoga pants from class with a fresh clean pair. But, then I reminded myself how much better I feel when I wear my “mom jeans” instead. So, I opted for some fun distressed mom jeans and a silly Santa baseball T that says, “Don’t stop believin!” #coolmom
I ran some errands and then, by dinner time I decided to keep the ball a rolling and tried a new recipe! Now, I could wait and share this on the next Tasty Tuesday. But, that’s a whole week a way, so I’m going to give you a bonus and share this today! You may have tried this already but for me, it was a first.
I have heard of this so many times. And, yet, I was scared to make it myself! Had I known how easy it was to make, I would’ve done this so much sooner. It was so easy to do and the kids and I really liked it! I topped it with some jar spaghetti sauce mixed with ground turkey. I sprinkled a little garlic powder on it too which added a little more flavor. I’m already looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!
That’s just a snippet of my day. But, overall, it was a great day! I feel proud that I was able to jump back in on my healthy journey and am excited to get back on track.
Friends, I’m sharing this with you to hopefully encourage you.
No matter where you are at in your fitness or health journey, it’s never too late to start (or restart.)
I like to think of fitness like my faith. It’s always there for me no matter how many times I fall. I can start it at any time no matter what condition me or my life is in. It’s also like my faith in that, the more I give, the more benefits I see reciprocated!
I can’t hardly mention faith and health and not mention how important starting my day off with time with God is. It sets my mood for the entire day. Even if I don’t have time for a workout, I can still have a healthy mind by spending a few moments in prayer or reading my Bible. If that’s not part of your routine already, I encourage you to add it and see how it changes you!
So, I sit here watching my day come to an end and I feel like I NAILED IT! (well, except for that leftover sweet potato pie I had after dinner-did I leave out that part? haha) I feel good about my food choices (even the piece of pie). And, I’m proud I got a good workout in!
Tomorrow is a new day.
I know I will have that same choice as I did today. How am I going to spend my day? Am I going to show respect towards myself and my body by making healthy food choices? Or, am I going to give into the big golden “M”?
I tell you what…I feel much better right now after the choices I made today than I did when I gave into those McDonald’s fries. I think I’ll stick with the healthy choices and keep reaping these benefits!
It may be more difficult during these holiday months. But, I’m confident I can do it. How about you?
Anyone want to be accountability partners with me?
Let’s keep each other on track both physically and spiritually as we journey through these holiday months!
Comment below with your favorite workout activity or where you are in your health journey!
I love spin class and hiking! My mom enjoys nature walks. My kids like to play basketball. My husband is a triathlete and enjoys swimming, biking and running. What is it for you?
I’m excited to hear from you. So, please leave a comment 🙂
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