Don’t Wait for “Monday” to Start Your Diet- Just Start Now!

This is something I have to tell myself. A LOT. So I thought I might share with you all.

Don’t wait for Monday. Don’t wait. Do it NOW. I used to say, “I’m going to start Monday. I’ll start my “diet” then.” Don’t do that. Start now. When you wait you are wasting precious time and it means you probably won’t be as serious with it if you think you can put it off. Once you decide you want to change, THAT is your start. THAT is when you begin. I cannot count the number of “Last meals” I have had.

“Oh yeah, I’ll start on Monday, so this weekend I’m gonna go all out and eat everything because Monday it’s ON!”

And every time, by Tuesday, I’m back to my old ways and heavier than before. Don’t do that.

Start now!

If you get off track, if you have a bad meal, if you have a bad day, that does NOT ruin EVERYTHING! It just doesn’t guys. Shake yourself off and keep going. Don’t say you’ll start again MONDAY or you’ll start again tomorrow! Start again now.

It’s constantly recommitting, it’s constantly making mistakes maybe, but continuing no matter what.

I’m so excited about my 30 Day challenge group starting on May 1st and the great people joining! I can’t wait to see our progress over the next month!  If YOU would like to join, comment below, or shoot me an email at cardioandkids@gmail.com I would love for you to join us!

How do you workout when you have kids?

Ordinarily, I try to workout when my little guy takes a nap. But yesterday was rough, y’all. I had so much to do that I didn’t get to start my workout until it was almost time for him to wake up. Then he woke up and came downstairs right in the middle of my workout.

He actually did a few moves with me and was really good. I was impressed. Kiddo can throw some punches. We may have a little MMA fighter on our hands. He was rocking the CORE DE FORCE.

But then kiddo tried to go all trainer beast mode on me and try to give me a little extra weight for my planks.

Yes. He’s really just trying to help me. Sweet guy. He knows mommy needs to work on her core. Y’all, 30 extra pounds on your back for planks is HARD! But it also makes me think, wow. I’ve lost like 2.5 times that much weight. Wow. How much harder would my planks be with that much weight on me. Crazy to think about. I’m so thankful my weight is going down and that I’m not giving up.

So basically, that’s how my workouts go some days. Kids climb on me. Kids yell at me to jump higher. Sometimes kids join in on the workouts. Sometimes I get to work out in peace and quiet during naptime, but sometimes, having a kid on your back for planks is just how it goes.You just gotta roll with it. You gotta embrace the crazy.  And you get ‘er done.

Please comment below with how you workout with your kids around. Got any fun stories or pictures to share?

Core De Force: Day 4

Check out how many calories I burned doing CORE DE FORCE HERE!
Y’all. So today was day 4 of Core de Force. Power Sculpt. It. Was. Brutal. I mean. I actually thought I might die.

But guys! That’s SO GOOD! I was completely drenched in sweat and the moves were so different and challenging and I FELT it. I was kind of grumbling about the moves as I did them but afterwards I thought, WOW. You know what? That is really going to get results and that is what matters. Am I right?

Tomorrow is grocery day. Which is basically my favorite day of all days. Because. Food. Right? I’m excited to get some good stuff for meal prepping purposes. I usually try to keep my meal prep really boring because it’s just so much easier. So I will cook up a big batch of quinoa and a batch of peas. I will bake some fish and hard boil some eggs. Shakeology for breakfast and I’m good to go. I will literally eat the same thing for lunch and dinner every day if means my life is simpler.

But I’m thinking of trying some new recipes for a few days of my meal prep. Do you have any good ones to share?

Core de Force: Day 2

 

Shakeology to start the day
Shakeology to start the day.

Check out the calories I burned during CORE DE FORCE HERE!

Today was Day 2 of Core de Force for me. The name of the workout is called Dynamic Strength and it’s 47 minutes long. There was a warmup, then 12 three minute rounds, and then a cool down. Each round had three moves, each lasting a minute. It was mostly pushups (so many different pushups!), kicks, planks, balancing, and situps. Some of the moves were super challenging and I did end up following the modifier for a few of them.

I was dripping with sweat by the end of this killer workout, and my Fitbit claimed I burned 345 calories. I really enjoyed this workout because it was just so different from everything else I have done before.

Midday coffee while doing school
Midday coffee while doing school

Today was kind of a rough day at home with my kiddos. Sometimes homeschooling and just being home with the kids all day is exhausting. And I mean we are not literally HOME all day. We DO go out and see people and places. Just sometimes the fighting and the constant messes drive me nuts. I’m so happy to have Beachbody On Demand so that I can just stream the workouts (any workout!) wherever and whenever. I’ve been using naptime as my workout time. I put the little one down for a nap and let the big kids watch a movie or show in my room while I workout downstairs. I totally need that little bit of “me” time.

My meal prep lately has been kinda boring and I’m quite okay with that. It makes it super easy for me. Lately I’ve been doing quinoa, peas, and fish. Today I had some yummy salmon cooked with garlic and rosemary. So delicious!

How was your workout today?