Getting fit: starting tomorrow
One of the toughest things, for me at least, is keeping fit while juggling the other, many demands on my time. I know fitness is important, but a recent dose of flu has really knocked me to the mat. Having had my kids sick one after the other, and often all at the same time has made it a very long, cold winter!
I know in order for me to be able to cope better, I really do need to focus on building up my fitness again. It’s a bit depressing to get out of breath just doing the school run, when I was able to comfortably run a 14km fun run earlier this year. I am not great with gyms and right now it’s not within my budget. And truthfully, I like exercising on my own. Often it is the only time I get to myself!
However my husband often works away so I usually exercise with a stroller and a sometimes stroppy toddler in tow. I’ve become an expert at ensuring I have a couple of healthy distraction snacks to keep him munching. I figure it’s good resistance training.
I guess that’s the thing, it’s like healthy eating, I constantly have to work on making sure I am doing it. So as of tomorrow I’m starting here. I think I need to build up slowly and this way at least I can bring my toddler along with me.
Once I’ve been doing this for a few weeks I’m going to start proper jogging again. I have heard a lot of people talking about a Couch to 5km programme lately which I think sounds quite doable. Making time for jogging is a pain but I know from past experience it helps me manage my stress levels really well.
This week the weather has started to get warmer. The honeysuckle on the trellis is starting to flower. I am excited that spring is coming. I’m looking forward to starting to recover and regain my fitness. Are you working on your fitness? Do you have any advice or tips?