Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Healthy Living - HELP NEEDED

Ok all, I need your help.  Please read and add your comments, suggestions and thoughts below.

Before my goslings, I was a gym gal.  I loved it there.  The classes, the weights, the machines, the teachers, the trainers...everything.  I usually went a couple times a week.  A few years ago, I really got into spinning.  A good friend of mine became a teacher and it became our obsession.  We were going three or four days a week to a spin class.  I even took my obsession onto the open road and did a 40 mile ride with an event called Tour de Fresno.


Picture courtesy of: Jim Healy Photography
After Brother Goose was born, I did my best to keep going and did pretty good for a while.  But, he DOES NOT like the childcare center at the gym.  I have no idea why.  It has the most amazing playground, the awesomest toys and super fun ladies that work there.  Each time we went, I would pick him up sobbing.  It became heartbreaking, so I stopped taking him with me.  Which gives me less opportunities to go.

Seriously, I wanna jump in there!
Source: GB3
After Lil' Miss Goose was born, my motivation became non-existent.  I have been to the gym here and there.  I used to never look at the clock during a spin class, but since Lil' Miss Goose all I could do was stare at the clock and pray for the class to be over.  To top it off, Brother Goose's dislike of the childcare center gives Lil' Miss Goose anxiety about it, so they would both be sobbing when I picked them up.

I thought a big goal would help with my motivation, so I signed myself up for a 1/2 marathon in May.  I did  it.  It was fun.  Training was fun.  I loved every minute of it.  But then...the 1/2 marathon was over and my motivation stayed at Chuckchansi Park where I finished the race.  Over the last several months, I've jogged here and there, I've walked with my goslings several times and I've done a few crunchies. It's nothing like the "old days."

 I am extremely upset by this.  I'm disappointed in myself.  I'm irritated by my lack of motivation.  I need to change my attitude.

So, I am.  Right now.

For me, it's not about my weight.  My doctor says I am at a great weight, my blood pressure is perfect and my cholesterol is better than any of his other patients.  Its about the fact that I enjoy healthy living.  I feel better physically and mentally when my body is in better shape.

Here's where I need your help.

I'm looking for something I can do at home while Brother Goose is at school and Lil' Miss Goose is napping.   I've been looking into the P90X as well as Insanity DVD series and both look great.  Or I've also thought about going back to one of my favorite gals, Jillian Michaels.

What do you think?  Have you done any of these?  What was your experience?

I'm going to take this one week at a time.  Actually, it will probably be one day at a time.  Setting goals along the way. My first set of healthy living goals are for the next seven days.  They are:

  • Jog at least twice a week.
  • Do a DVD at least twice a week.

What are your healthy living goals?

I'm so excited about my new mindset.  Join me.  Set a few healthy living goals for the next seven days.  Let's check back again soon and see how we're doing.

Always ~ Momma Goose


  1. Actually, I tried yoga for the first time today! I think it is something I will like, once I get the hang of it. Cuz George said he liked it so I thought, hey what the heck! I have also been taking Maddie (our dog) for a walk every morning, and because she loves it so much it is really good motivation for me to get up and go. I just wish I could get her into Yoga!! ;)

  2. my goal is to run a 1/2 marathon in November. I have a "program" set up. I will pass it on to you and you can join me on November 4 :)


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~ Momma Goose