For those of you who don’t know, earlier this year I set out on a journey to get healthy and fit.
I have always believed in going to a gym over working out from home.
I told myself that I couldn’t stay motivated on my own at home.
Except then, you know what happened? I couldn’t find the time to go to the gym. Because going to the gym took me at least an hour and half by the time I drove there, worked out, and drove home. I didn’t have an extra hour and a half a day.
I told myself that I didn’t need to workout because there was just not time.
You know what happens when you begin to let your body and health go? You become depressed about how you look and feel, which affects how you parent, how you love your husband, how you approach your friends, how you treat your family…it affects every aspect of your life.
That’s when I decided I was going to try out an at-home workout program. I guess you can say, the rest is history.
You might look at my before pictures and think, geez, I’d be okay with those before pictures (I’ve heard that several times after posting these pictures).
It never fails, as soon as we open the pool…the boys want to be in it.
It doesn’t matter what the water temperature is, what the outdoor temperature is, whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring or whether it’s even been cleaned…they will argue “you should let us swimmmmmmm!” until I finally say yes.
One of the things I absolutely love about working from home and running my own business is that my kids see a strong work ethic in me.
On the flip side, one thing that I despise about working from home and running my own business is that my kids see me working. A LOT.
My work day doesn’t always end at 5:00 PM. Sometimes I am squeezing in things when I can because, let’s be honest, when you’re work is AT home…it never goes away.
It seems like lately, life has been flashing right before my eyes.
I am genuinely so good about capturing memories of the boys (maybe too good) and really bad about taking the time to post about them. It seems like with Marriage More and Happy Mommy Box, I have less and less time to write here. But, I am going to do my best to make it more of a priority.
I love both of my other businesses, but THIS? This is what I will look back on in 20 years and read.
And wish I could rewind time. Haha! (more…)
Just ask my husband, I used to proclaim that I would absolutely NEVER like protein shakes.
Ewww. Gross. Puke. No way.
Pretty much how in college I claimed I would never drive a minivan. Like never ever ever. (—> Andddddd then I had kids).
Proud minivan owner since 2011. What what.
When I started doing the fit challenges I forced myself to try the shakes that go with it. I honestly thought I would take one sip, say “heck-no” and move on.
But, I was shocked when I actually took a drink? AND LIKED IT.