I shared on Instagram today that I’m feeling a little burnt out.
Confession: I’m feeling burnt out. Not about exercising or working out, but talking about health. I see so much passion on social media for healthy recipes and losing weight and I’m like, “I’ve been talking about this for 10 years… I’m ready to move on.” I’ve found a healthy place where I can eat cookies and drink wine on a weekly basis without feeling guilty but I don’t want to talk about it. I want to inspire people but I’m feeling uninspired myself. My weight loss videos seem to do 1000x better than any workout or mommy post but I’m just like… blahhhh thinking about creating new “weight loss” content. If I’ve helped you lose weight, let me know in the comments below. If you follow me for Tommy/Mommy posts or workouts, let me know below as well so I can decide what I should be most excited about! Also, how do Instagrammers sound so enthusiastic in all their millennial lingo?! I’m like, it’s a “muffin” how are you so excited about every goddamn gluten free muffin you make/see?!?
It seems like a lot of you enjoy how I balance being a mom while working and working out so I’m going to try to share more of that stuff with you. As you know, I’ve struggled with the direction to take my blog – fitness or mommy – and everyone has always said, why can’t you be both!? And I can, it’s just that it’s a broad direction. There is SO MUCH I could post on that I’m kind of disorganized. Product reviews, sleeping advice, foods Tommy likes, classes I’m taking, foods I’m loving, daily activities, etc… It just feels like there is a lack of direction in keeping all of it. In an effort to do more posts, I’m going to keep things more simple. You probably don’t have time to read a novel anyway, right?
So here is a look in my latest week in workouts and how I fit them in with caring for Tommy and working…
Friday (last week) – 24 minute Lower Body HIIT Workout Via BodyBoss
I’m doing a review of Body Boss for a sponsored post however, I told them that I would only do it if I liked the program so I started last week and I’m on week 2 but I did a lower body workout on Friday at LifeTime Fitness before Mommy + Me Gymnastics. I only had 30 minutes and I didn’t totally finish the workout but I got in enough in of a sweat. Tommy was in the Kids Corner at LifeTime during my workout.
Saturday – 30 minute Peloton Bike Workout
I’ve been loving the 30 HIIT workouts on the Peloton. I use it at my gym. You can also pay $10 a month for the classes on your iPhone but you just won’t be able to see your resistance/cadence however this likely will make it harder! Tommy was with Dad at home.
Sunday – 24 minute Upper Body HIIT Workout via BodyBoss
So on Sunday, I did one of the arms and abs workouts from the BodyBoss program. It felt kinda easy but since I’m getting over being sick, it was kind of a welcome change. I was not sore but apparently that doesn’t mean anything. Nick was home with Tommy.
Monday – OFF DAY
On Monday’s I teach a Mommy + Me Bootcamp and I usually don’t workout on Mondays so I walked to class, did demos and walked home.
Tuesday – 30 Minute Peloton HIIT Workout
Tommy was at daycare.
Wednesday – 21 Minute Lower Body HIIT Workout via BodyBoss…
This ended early because I banged up my knee doing a box jump. I was not happy about this. The program had me doing 30 box jumps, 3 times… I did skip ahead a bunch of weeks because I wasn’t feeling challenged with the workouts so maybe it was my fault! Regardless, I was in too much pain to continue but I did finish most of the leg work. I am not sore today. Tommy was in daycare at my gym.
Thursday – Planning to go for a run to enjoy the weather since Tommy is at daycare!
So this is wishful thinking that I can get this done before it’s time to get Tommy from daycare. I’ll likely do zero exercise on Saturday and Sunday since we will be in Maine for a little Fall getaway.
If you’re curious about treats… I should add that I had a glass or two of wine probably every night. A double chocolate chip cookie from Flour on Sunday, a macaron from Formaggio on Monday and some serious coconut macaroons yesterday (Wednesday). I’m currently in a cookie phase I guess.
Would love more feedback on my Instagram post if you feel compelled to share!