I'm too busy. I'm too tired. It's too expensive. People will judge me.
A. You are NOT too busy. Are you too busy to eat? shower? catch your favorite show? You can make time for things YOU think are important and necessary. Always remember something is better than nothing.
*A 10-minute jog
*A quick game of tag with your kids
*A 20-minute video
*10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups and repeat 3x throughout the day
B. We are all tired. Life is exhausting. But, if you want to enjoy your life more, have more energy for your family, and be healthy, you have to move! Yes, our bodies need to REST. But, it doesn't need a rest seven days a week. Get a workout buddy. I would never have gotten up at 5:30 a.m. to go running if it weren't for my running buddy, Lindsay. And, there is no way I would have completed a 1/2 marathon under 2 hours without her! We were accountable to one another to be there, to keep moving and to push through the tiredness. Find someone who has a similar schedule, similar goals and make time to go.
C. Since when did they charge you to walk or run outside? I haven't seen anyone taking up money in your living room to workout to that fitness DVD. If you can't join a gym, there are many other options for fitness.
*Look for a groupon for a local bootcamp or class
*Start a walking/running club with other moms
*Go hiking at a state park with your family
*In the summer, quit sitting on the chair or the side of the pool. Get in a SWIM with your kids!
* Check out http://www.irontribefitness.com/. They post their CrossFit workouts daily that you can do at home!
D. People are always going to judge us no matter what we do or where we go. It is our sinful nature to judge others to make ourselves feel better or worse. As one of my favorite fitness professionals says....you have to "DIG DEEP." Dig deep inside yourself for the confidence to get out there and try something new. Pray that God would give you the drive and the energy to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Moms, YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. You really are. Isn't it amazing what God allowed our bodies to do? To create life? Embrace your beautiful body and get out there. Be confident in yourself. Don't worry about what others think. You never know, your confidence to step out of your comfort zone may inspire someone else to get movin'.