This should have posted Thursday- #FAIL but better late than never! 😉
Well y’all we are officially on week back into workouts and let’s keep it real here- my everything hurts. My hips and legs are especially upset with me. I had built up such a great base after the little came and I am kicking myself for basically hanging out for 2 months like I don’t have 100 pounds to lose or anything. Ahem. But, that is where we are. For what it is worth it never takes long for me to remember why regular workouts are so beneficial. Even though I am walking around old lady style right now I already feel 100 times better than I did this time last week.
But that is not what today’s blog is about. Today I am talking about something new we are trying at my house; The weekly family workout. Did that make you roll your eyes? I get it, for real. But keep reading anyway. 😉 I wasn’t 100% sold on this idea myself- and it was my idea. Heh. You see, my husband is an ultra-marathoner so we aren’t exactly at the same fitness level (what?!?) BUT we thought it was important to have at least one night per week that fitness was addressed as a family. Basically, we want to make sure we bring baby A up understanding the importance of working out and just health in general. While he is currently on the trail with me a lot we know that won’t always be the case so we are trying to start some health friendly habits we can grow into as a group.
Anywho, for now we are starting slow (umm real slow). So slow in fact that we did more
arguing discussing what we wanted to do than actual doing last night. Turns out when one family member is mid ultra marathon training, one is pretty much at a beginner level, and one has a narrow window before his bottle is due there isn’t a lot of overlap for what activities might be good for the group. BUT, you have to start somewhere so we headed downtown to one of the riverside trails.
We decided the hubs and the little would take off for some speed work together while I got a little alone time to go at my own pace. About mid-trail we would meet back up, go off road (yes with a stoller- it was a gentle flat trail with plenty of space), and hike back to the pavement.
I can admit it wasn’t the best workout in the world. I was exhausted, the baby was crabby, and the husband was itching for a long run (and literally itching for a run in with poison ivy) BUT we got out there together. And next week, we will be out there together again. One day I envision the 3 of us hiking or cycling together but, for now, we are laying the foundation for what we hope will become a healthy habit for our crew.
And speaking of healthy habits, the little and I are off for our last workout of the work week- woohoo! Ready to give it 110% since I know the oh so elusive rest day is coming my way tomorrow!
Until Next Time!!
#MyWhy -Because I want to be able to wear shorts on a 100 degree run instead of stupid capri length pants!