Hello and happy hump day, all! It’s a rainy day here and the baby is napping, so I thought it was a perfect time for a post.
Fitness has always been a priority in my life, but I am used to having all the time in the world to take classes, write up workouts, and go to the gym as I please. These days it is much harder, as my number one priority is my little girl. I do, however, find the time to stay active, weather that be between naps, while she plays, or when I have someone to watch her for a while.
I thought today I would share some things that motivate me, in hopes to motivate others.
1) My Daughter
I stay healthy for her. I stay active not only to keep up with her, but also to instill a love of health within her.
Fitness has always been important to me, and helps relive stress and anxiety. Now that I have my daughter, it is important to find time for myself. I am a better mommy to her when I take care of my body.
HOW DO I FIND WORKOUTS?
1) First off, I had to ease back into working out after my daughter was born. I started out walking, then did barre workouts.
Once I felt 100 percent, I moved on to more intense workouts.
2) I love to take classes at the gym (spinning, lifting, yoga, etc.)
3) Running-hiit style treadmill workouts (I also do this on the elliptical at home).
4) Babywearing workouts (These were amazing when my little one was colicky)
5) Fitness Bloggers
I started this blog because I was inspired by other fitness bloggers. What a great community to learn from each other.
I want to feature a blog that I recently started following….
Cooper is a former college athlete (like myself) who shares a passion for health and fitness.
His blog includes workouts (which is awesome for me since I don’t always have time to write my own), nutrition and fitness information, videos (super helpful to actually see the excercises in proper form), supplements, and a podcast (which I started yesterday)!
Check him out here…
I did this workout yesterday and my abs are paying for it… https://cooperbrunnerblog.com/wwod-10-cardio-abs/
I hope to try this workout with my sister-in-law this week! She is living here for the summer. HIIT style workouts are my favorite.
I hope to feature more in the future! Please share your favorite fitness bloggers or workouts with me in the comments!
Stay inspired, friends!