So clearly this little blog has been neglected as we’ve been busy buying a new home and selling our current home. And right along those same lines my workouts have been few and far between. It’s hard to write a health and fitness blog when you feel like you’ve done nothing healthy or fitness related in months! We are slowly getting to the end of the tunnel on the new house and I can feel myself finally breaking out of the rut I’ve been in. One thing that’s keeping me sane is knowing there is a space for a complete home gym in the new house and once we close I can set it up and get back to work on my fitness.
Yoga practices have been sporadic but much-needed in stress management. I’ve got some 5ks coming up in June so I plan to get some runs back into the schedule and this week I took a giant step back into fitness and signed back up for some of my favorite 5am Tabata classes! I’ve been sore for days but there is a great feeling about knowing I’m getting it at least some kind of workout before the day begins. I didn’t realize until all of the house stuff starting happening how much fitness plays into my mental well-being. There is nothing like a challenging sweat and I develop a certain level of building anxiety when I don’t do something everyday.
The idea of cooking in our new kitchen is also keeping me sane, I didn’t realize how stressful buying and selling a house would be. Or maybe like childbirth your brain just blocks out the bad memories from the last time we did this?! I’m planning a round of strict whole30 in June to celebrate the months of eating on the run and stress eating being over. Woot! Woot! Plus I’m just looking forward to using this kitchen!
We’ve also been busy with little boy hockey which leads to extra calorie consumption:
This Mother’s Day I’m enjoying what will be my last Mother’s day lounging around in our current house. It’s the first day in at least 2 months that we haven’t had a full day of cleaning, painting, or kid plans. It feels great to just lay around. Rest is an important piece of self-care and I’m not feeling guilty at all about a day of nothing. In fact I’m super excited about it.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the great mom’s out there including my own amazing mother who visited us last weekend and helped get out house ready to put on the market! Mom’s RULE!