Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Goal: be a fit mom.... what I get " you're already skinny"

My goal right now is to be a fit and healthy mom.  I've gone back to my running and am slowly increasing the mileage.  Now I have started on the 30 day beach body challenge Piyo to increase my strength.  (I hate the gym and really despise weight training...I get bored).   If I can motivate others while I am at - even better.
Recently I had a conversation with a girlfriend of mine who is also a new mom about my workouts.  She made the comment about how I'm already skinny I don't need to workout anymore.  (To be fair, she is not the only person who has said this to me.  She just happened to say it most recently).  This comment made me stop and think.  Yes I really would love to fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans and still be able to breathe and move.  But that isn't my focus right now.  My focus is to be fit and healthy, not just "skinny".  And how is it we live in a society where that is the first thing we notice when someone is really stepping up their workouts?  I have to remind myself daily that my goals are to set a good example for my family.
As far as being skinny...not a word I love because unfit unhealthy people can be skinny.  I may be thin post-baby and becoming fit.  However I am the size I am because I work hard.  I'm up running before it gets too hot pushing a baby jogger.  I do my strength training often when my daughter is on her activity mat beside me with interruptions.  This is all hard work so yes I do need to keep working out in order to stay fit.  Now if I could just master the healthy eating....

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