This is my Mamavation Monday post for June 13, 2011.
How are you? My week was long…. And exciting (I MET NKOTB!). I didn’t get all the workouts in that I had planned but that’s ok. I could list a whole pile of excuses but the truth is that I just didn’t make working out the priority. On the plus side, I ran a 5k on Sunday and finished 9th in my age group and set a new personal best!
Hubby is FINALLY home this week (he was in LA the past 2 weeks), and my workout buddy is back too so it’s time to buckle down.
This week my workout plan is:
Mon: 6 am weights at the gym with my workout buddy, 5k run with the kids
Tues: 6 am BodyPump (Amber has her well baby check up so I can’t go to my regular 9:30 class)
Wed: 6 am weights at the gym, 5k run with the kids
Fri: 6 am weights at they gym
Sat: 10k long SOLO run
Sun: 5k easy SOLO run
This week our blogging carnival prompt is:
How often do you and your family eat meals together and get active together?
Well because my hubby travels a lot for work, and often works late (as in he’s only home to have dinner with us on Saturdays and Sundays) I have family meals with the kids all the time. I had a hard time getting the kids to stay still with me at the big adult table, so I bought a Little Tykes picnic table and put it in our kitchen. I squeeze in and sit with them at their table – they love it! I think that little things like having a picnic every night makes being a family fun for the kids. Occasionally I even serve a dinner full of picnic foods – like sandwiches and grapes and cheese etc. instead of a hot cooked meal.
And of course we’re active together – I posted a list of our activities here before, and I recently shared a video of Amber and I exercising together. The more you involve the kids the easier it is to find time to workout. The kids love the attention too!
I honestly believe in being the change you wish to see, and for me that’s by being a role model to my children – being active with them, and eating the foods that I want THEM to eat.
Congratulations to our Sister of the Week Pamela Kramer! I’ve been following Pam’s healthy living journey for over a year now and I really like her consistency and dedication – I love you Pam!!
Have a fantastic week ladies!