Becoming the best me I can be

Finding time for my walk

Walking at the mall

Walking around the mall with Hubby and Peanut

I am learning how to incorporate exercising and eating healthy into my life every day. Even on the days when I’m barely home. Yesterday, I was out of the house most of the day. I had family to visit, errands to run, and we drove the whole way up to Pottstown for  Hubby to get a nintendo. It was a day full of challenges.

While visiting family, Peanut’s great grandmother spent most of the visit trying to get me to eat. She repeatedly offered me every variety of Tastykakes there is! At least that’s what it felt like! I told her over and over I don’t eat dairy. I was persistent and finally made her happy by telling her I’d rather have an apple. She happily gave me an apple and I didn’t give in to the cupcakes. Success!

I made sure to prevent myself from stopping at a fast food restaurant by putting some granola bars in the diaper bag to curb my hunger. They came in really handy and I didn’t stop anywhere.

The biggest obstacle was finding time to exercise. The weather was temperamental yesterday. It rained on and off all day. We have an hour and a half between Hubby getting off work and leaving for Pottstown. Hubby had a brilliant idea to walk around the mall for that time so I could get my walk in for the day. It was perfect. The mall wasn’t out of the way, it kept Peanut out of the rain and I could walk.

I downloaded a step counter app onto my phone so it would keep track of how much I was walking. The other fitness app on my phone tracks my walks by GPS so it wouldn’t count walking around the mall. Once the app was downloaded and ready, we started walking. We managed to walk 2192 steps. Walking indoors definitely feels differently than walking outdoors.
I am so proud of myself for staying on track with my health lifestyle. Some days are harder than others but that’s just the way life works. Challenges make us stronger.
How do you fit exercising into your life on busy days? Let me know!


Comments on: "Finding time for my walk" (4)

  1. I commend you for thinking outside the box and getting your walk in. Excuses are so easy to find, especially when you’re busy/tired/frustrated/hungry/etc. I once read, “If you want something to happen, you’ll find a way to do it. If you don’t, then you’ll find an excuse!” Oh, and your husband is super awesome for supporting you and helping you through this!

    • Thank you! I’ve always been an “outside of the box” type of person. haha I’ve read that saying before as well and I agree with it. My husband is truly amazing. He supports me in all areas of my life. He’s been going on walks with me and eating all the new recipes I’ve been trying. He’s eating veggies he probably wouldn’t (like kale). He helps me look at the back of labels to ensure I’m not eating dairy. It would be so much harder without his help and support. I’m one lucky woman 🙂

  2. Great job on getting your walk in. BTW your baby is so cute!!

    • Thanks! I know how important exercise is for my health. I am finally making it a priority. Thank you again. She’s my little cutie pie. She was hungry by that point. She is such a happy baby. I’m sure you’ll see more pictures of her on this blog 🙂

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