Salsa Dancer Extraordinaire!

Okay, so now that I have had the baby and no longer have excuses not to be careful with eating and exercise (or lack thereof – eating I mean, not exercise, because suffice it to say I have definitely had a lack of exercise!), I suppose now is as good a time as any to motivate myself to get back into the swing of exercising…ahem. Have you ever gone awhile without exercising and then just jump right back into it? Yeah, me too. It’s hard, isn’t it? Kind of like when you are really busy and the housework goes by the wayside for a time and then there’s so much to do and you’re so overwhelmed you don’t even want to get started? KWIM? (I have wanted to use that for awhile now!) Yeah, that’s where I am. But shortly before I got pregnant, I ordered Dancing with Lisa (kinda catchy, no?) and I really enjoyed it. So, in between feedings, spit up episodes, diaper changing, typing, cleaning, meal preparation, and laundry, I may try to squeeze in some salsa dancing. But then again, I may hide myself under Mount Laundry so no one can find me. 🙂 So, in the spirit of jiggly thighs and baby weight to lose (and then some), let’s get motivated to move and get back to working out (or continue for those of you who were good and didn’t get out of the habit)!

What kinds of things do you do for motivation? I like to read people’s success stories and see their before and after pictures. And also, I like to imagine myself in a cute little black dress! 🙂 I need all the motivation I can get because, let’s face it, it’s hard to lose weight! I will hopefully be posting more often on here of my progress and maybe some helpful hints or tricks of the trade. But, maybe we should start all this exercise and eating right stuff after we pig out eat healthy at all our July 4th barbecues! 🙂

2 Replies to “Salsa Dancer Extraordinaire!”

  1. I like making New Year’s resolutions, but I don’t always fulfill them. So this year, I devised a plan which so far is much more successful than I had imagined (I am so glad!) Each month, I make a list of my resolutions with space for tally marks beside them. I keep the list beside my bed and at the end of the day, I put a mark by the category/ies I have completed that day. One of my resolutions was to exercise. I have resolved that I would like to exercise what would total half of the month. It is satisfying and even kind of fun to mark down what I’ve done at the end of the day, and especially to look at what I’ve done at the end of the month! Even though I didn’t think it really would, for some reason it really motivates me. I think a month is the perfect amount, because a week doesn’t give you enough time to cram things in or spread them out, and a year is so long you would not feel like you’d accomplished that much and lose sight of your goal. Plus, I like to compare how I did this month with how I fulfilled my resolutions last month, and try to get better as each month goes by. I hope that helps!

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