I have never been really sporty at all and hated any form of exercise, but being self employed and working from home a lot of the time isn’t always the healthiest of things because you can fall into bad habits of snacking on rubbish and sitting down for long periods of time doing nothing but looking at a screen.
So when I was contacted by the lovely Mel Harrison Fitness I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get started. And I may have only been on plan for less than 2weeks but gosh am I a complete workout convert. I find myself being so excited about my 30/40 Minute exercise each day and push myself to get it done, I am improving as in week one I found some exercises really difficult but as time goes on things are getting that little bit easier day by day. Love the fact with this we get an active rest day too which is great because I got to try Yoga which I have always wanted to try but never got round to it, and I must say I love it as it makes me feel so relaxed afterwards.
I have a new found confidence in my abilities, and I am also walking more again which is great because that is something we all love as a family. Even if its a 20 minute school run its still exercise and that coupled with the workouts and the healthier lifestyle and healthier food choices it really is helping me with my positivity and mindfulness. I am liking myself again, and slowly growing to love myself, even my thinking has changed I am a lot more positive than I have been in a long while. I find looking at myself in a full length mirror at lot easier and I don’t completely hate what I see.
Other than choosing healthier habits with food and workouts I really want to change one major habit that I’ve really struggled with, that is my sleep pattern. I am really not a morning person even after becoming a mum I struggle with getting up in a morning. I hate mornings and really love my bed and I love my sleep! But I keep trying to breakout of this habit and turn it on its head so to speak, I want to be able to get myself up an hour before I get the girls up for school and get in my exercise before I have to get them ready for the day. Even on weekends I would like to be able to get up even half hour before they do so I can be organised and fit in my workout before being sorted for whatever we have on that day.
My huge problem is I will set my alarm for the next morning with all the good intentions to get up and start the day before I get the kids up, then I’ll go to bed and struggle to drop off to sleep then when the alarm goes off I roll over, shut it off and I will drop back to sleep…..ARGH!!!!! I really want to change this, I want to better at mornings not just for me but for the girls so we aren’t rushing around. Plus I found since starting this 21 day virtual boot camp I feel so much better and set up the right way for the day ahead if I do my workout in the morning. Really puts me in a fabulous mindset for the whole day. So if I log it here I need to do it as I am only letting myself down if I don’t go through with it, which is totally not what I want. So as of now I am going to start to really push myself to get up between 6.15am and 6.30am so I can workout before I get the girls up and ready for the day and then I can reorganise myself for the day ahead. I will sort my mindset and change my habits to be better and be the best version of myself I can be. Because I know I Can!!!
Thank you for reading and supporting me.