When we moved this past July, I’m ashamed to admit that two important Momover Lady health habits bit the dust and have, thus far, stayed bitten: Keeping my little fitness log and meditating.
Of the two lapses, the not-meditating bidness is huge, MASSIVE. I’m not remotely psyched about losing the thread on that, because at a certain point, before we moved, I was on such a good roll. So I need to get back to it, stat. Yesterday I took part in a guided meditation, which was so, so, so, so great. But it’s imperative that I maintain a regular practice, for so many reasons.
Project of all projects.
Dropping my fitness log hasn’t been such a big deal, for this simple fact: After so many years, I just don’t need it for motivation anymore. I work out CONSTANTLY. I have to, or my brain would crack open from stress. (I’m a just a leetle high-strung.) In fact, as soon as I hit “publish” on this here itty bitty blog post, I’m heading right to the gym. And the current time is…5:47. I’ve slurped my java, gulped down my SeroVital, and now I wanna squeeze in a quick blast of fitness before the Wee Lass pries open her big blue eyes and starts demanding toast with Nutella.
I have to say, tho, that I miss my tattered, scribbled-on little buddy. Over the years it’s been incredibly useful. Faithful Momoverettes might remember my 2010 goal to exercise 200 times. OMG, that was NOT easy. And, sadly, I only made it to 195 sessions. But if I didn’t have my little log, how would I possibly have kept track? I have the attention span of fruit fly.
And don’t say: “With an app. Duh.”
Have you met me? I’m super-duper techno-phobic.
I gotta jet to the weight room, but before I scoot off, I just have to do a mini infomercial for fitness logs, which I heartily endorse – ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A NEW MOM:
If you start keeping a fitness log as soon as your OB / GYN gives you the green light to start exercising again, you’ll be sending a WILDLY IMPORTANT message to yourself that “Mommy Matters” – that taking excellent care of yourself is the starting point for taking excellent care of your baby. Think of your log your “you” space – and consider weaving in all the other healthy stuff you’re doing to recover from delivery. That could mean water intake, supplements you’re taking, meals and anything spiritual / meditation-y that you’re managing to squeeze into your day to stay sane and rested. Start flexing this Mommy Matters muscle early, and it will stick.
Okay, I have some Nutella to slather. Speak soon.