How to Balance Motherhood and Fitness (30 + Fearless Week 5)
Hope every one had a fantastic 4th. I enjoyed mine and like I predicted I ate some very yummy treats. The last few weeks of this journey, I realized that I've talked about life getting in the way. I wanted to address this. One reason I wanted to chronicle these sessions was to show the moms and busy ladies out there that it is possible to do something you're passionate about that fits your schedule. Sometimes you do have to alter your schedule in a small way but you shouldn't have to give up everything to do this. Unless, it is something you are able to do and that's what you want. I'm not that lucky.
My daughter was gone for a few weeks, so getting my workouts in and changing my nightly schedule wasn't so complicated.Now she is back and I have to make sure she is taken care of. We all know that having a child is at times unpredictable. They get sick, have their own activities, and so much more. Then you can't just forget about life changing and when you work full time, you have to get those extra hours in occasionally. This all means that some weeks, you can't
get your training in as often as you want. You might look at this as a set back but lets change that outlook. You have come further than you think. While I was not able to workout I still focused on my nutrition and tried to make sure I was still getting in my steps (Yes, I use a Fitbit and am obsessed with getting over 10,000 steps daily).
This week I wasn't able to get my sweat on as much as I wanted. I did stay busy. Getting a cycling session in Sunday morning and moving tires that afternoon. That in itself was a workout since they weren't as light as I thought. I wanted to touch on nutrition for a moment. I have been doing research on intermittent fasting. It seems like a great way to cutdown fat and as long as you don't go over 12 hours, you can still gain muscle. The last 3 days, I have been sticking
to this. I can say that I have been feeling great during my workouts that I have gotten in. I'm doing this for a week or two to see if it is something that works with me and my lifestyle. I work as a Veterinary Technician.
There are times I barely get to consume anything during my shift. This is a perfect way that will help me consume the calories and nutrients I need to perform my best. What about the nitty gritty? We tackled total body moves with weights and high intensity. I know you've been wondering when some boxing/MMA would come into the mix. Since there's more people in our evening sessions than we have gloves at the moment, I decided to throw in a move that would simulate punching a bag. In between flipping a tire, rowing, and bicep curls, I had us do a squat followed by jabs. I decided that might be too easy. Which prompted me to add some dumbbells
onto this. It seemed like a simply enough move. Every time any of us finished that move, we were exhausted. It is something I do recommend doing if you aren't able to use a punching bag or anything in that nature.
Off to this next week. Unsure what it will hold but I'll keep you updated.