I’m still hesitant to call myself a fit mom. Maybe a “becoming fit mom” fits me best. Truly, inside I’m still the girl who would feign illness on PE day in order to sit out of anything too strenuous or competitive. Yes, that was me! Please say I’m not the only one who hated PE growing up?
At the end of June I made the commitment to run a 5K and thus began the slippery slope into the fitness world. Now, I find myself spending money on sports bras and workout tunes rather than heels and lattes. What can I say? I’m becoming a fit mom!
I want to start with my newest addition — the UP24 compliments of Jawbone. I was thrilled to partner with them because I’ve been hesitant to commit to a fitness band as part of my workout regimen. But, once I saw the chic design of the UP24 I knew it was the one I wanted to try. I mean, just look at it! It looks like a hip bangle!
Inside the UP24 is chalk full of fitness magic. The UP24 allows you to track and sync your steps, sleep and other goals. Just yesterday I connected it to the My Run Keeper app so I’ll be able to track my runs too. After all, my next 5K is November 2nd!
I’m a VERY goal oriented person so being able to set goals and monitor them is key to my fitness. Right now I’m aiming to sleep 7 hours a day (5-6 at night and 1-2 during my daily nap) and walk 7,000 steps each day. I’m also quitting coffee (at least for this week) and committing to 100+ ounces of water each day.
Speaking of water … I’ve always been a water drinker. I don’t drink soda or milk and just occasionally sip sparkling juices, kombucha or wine. My one kicker is coffee, but I’m cleansing from that. To make my water special these days I’ve been having a mason jar of water with a drop of grapefruit doTERRA essential oil in it each day. Grapefruit cleanses, refreshes and helps with stress. Bring it on, sister!
Alongside my water I’ve finally learned to NOT exercise on an empty stomach. I was at Stroller Strides the other week and darn near passed out. No bueno! Since I exercise with my kids I definitely don’t want to go MIA, so, I’m not going to forget a pre-work out snack from now on. I prefer something hearty so tend to alternate between a sausage breakfast sandwich and Umpqua Oats – YUM!
Next favorite … my outfits! I have two current loves – my Salar capris from Fabletics and my Nike Frees that I scored at the Nike Outlet. I’m still trying to nail down a favorite sports bra (recommendations?). This zip up from prAna is perfect for layering on crisp mornings too!Last, but not least I wouldn’t be able to exercise if it wasn’t for my BOB Jogger. Once I decided that BOB was the stroller I needed I scoured Craigslist for weeks and finally landed on this beauty for $280. Not a bad deal! I use it daily and it beautifully fits Jemma and Max who weigh 37 and 36 pounds respectively. It’s a smooth ride as long as I keep the tires at the right pressure and I won’t think twice about investing in another or a single when the time comes.
Share your current fitness goals with me! What are you working towards?
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