When I was single, I had all of the time in the world for everything. And most importantly, I had the time to workout anytime I wanted. I always wanted to work out first thing in the morning, and I did. I was able to get to sleep early most nights, and wake up super early. It worked for me. I loved every single moment of it.
Fast forward to 2016, where I am a full time employee in an office, I have one boo boo in K, and another one in pre-school. I am a full time step-mama, and a wifey. I love to read. I love to write. I love to keep my house clean and organized, and my family fed well. Fed well meaning we don’t eat out, we don’t take out, we just make all of our food – even if ti’s at times processed (pastas, pizzas, pierogies…) But needless to say – we cook or prepare each day.
And so – the amount of time I have available to actually dedicate to my fitness is minimal. My daughter still is not on a regular sleeping schedule, and most nights she has us up in the middle of the night, several times. So instead of committing to a full time workout routine for each day, I’m moving my body by walking & running whenever I get the chance to – and tracking my steps along the way.
Yesterday I hit 10K steps.
I took a walk at lunch, around my office building.
After I picked up my daughter, we walked to my friend’s home. And then we walked to the local high school, where my son had wrestling practice. While at the high school, my daughter rode her Strider bike, and I ran after her – adding more activity & steps to my day.
After the kids were bathed and eating din din, I took a walk/run around my neighborhood. It was just .6 miles, but it put me over the 10K goal, which is just so awesome!!!
I felt so good, and I felt so good waking up this morning. I also ended up having oatmeal for breakfast, two sugary coffees, chocolate cashews and left-over pizza for lunch yesterday. After the pizza, I decided to make myself a hot cup of tea, and put an end to my eating. I did intermittent fasting, and it felt good. I did not eat anything from 2pm yesterday until 9am this morning, which means I fasted for 19 hours.
This is pretty exciting stuff, and I’m psyched for the success.