Embracing What Is.

There is something I need to come to terms with; that my workouts and eating habits are not always perfect.

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When I workout, I have the mindset that I have to “go big or go home”. I have to be able to put 100% into it or it is not… well it is not worth it. This is my biggest problem when I have tried to lose weight in the past and workout. If I don’t feel my best, if the kids are around, if I’m busy, well I just give up and skip it. A crap workout isn’t worth it.

How wrong have I been?!

I’m a stay at home mom. I always have 1-3 kids around me. I am never alone. I am busy, I have a house to take care of, a family to feed, a business to run, a blog to write, a life to live. I will probably never get a “perfect workout”. And that is totally ok.

It is ok when I have to push pause to change a diaper or get someone a snack or drink, it is ok when I don’t feel good and complete a workout, it is even ok when I don’t / can’t give it my 100%, or if I even skip a workout.

Do you know what does matter? That I get up and try. That I give it the best I can in the moment, even if that moment doesn’t last the whole workout dvd.

I have “mom workouts’. My focus isn’t 100% on the workout, but I am still getting up and moving, I am still being active, I am still being healthy, and I am still setting a good example for my kids.

I’ve let go of what I think my workouts should be and embraced what they are. And I am better off for it.

January 1st I started on this journey (yes I know, I’m one of those people that had to wait for January 1st to start something), I made this journey my own! I made up my own Workout Schedule, I didn’t follow what the dvd’s recommend, I did it on my own, the way I wanted, I embraced the good workouts along with the bad. And because of all this I have never felt so good! For the first time I am actually losing weight. I feel better. My clothes fit better. I sleep better (when my daughter gives me the chance). I have less headaches. I’m eating healthy. Most of the time.

When it came to eating healthy I had to take the same approach as my workouts. Take the bad with the good. The apple with the chocolate, the soup and a bowl of chips. I had to let go of the idea of perfection. I eat healthy, but I also eat some not so healthy things. I allow myself to snack and don’t feel guilty about it.

I am embracing what is, and my “mom workouts’ and random snacks, and I am feeling better and better every day.

Follow along on Instagram to see my daily Fitness Journey.

~ Michelle

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