Category: Exercise

5 Reasons Exercise is Different After Having Kids


Exercise Mom
Exercise Mom

Exercise. A love-hate relationship for so many. Before kids, I loved working out. I loved the way I felt. I loved thinking about when I would work out to de-stress from the day. It was a release for me. I definitely still love to work out (especially a good run on the treadmill!). However, it comes with a different set of baggage. So, here are Mrs. Z’s five reasons as to why exercise is so very different after having kids. (more…)

Time to get healthy!

Wow!! Time flies with two kids! My littlest is 6 weeks old already. In the vast scheme of things, that’s nothing. But it feels like he has been with us forever. With all of the love, smiles, good times(and some not so good times) it is time for mommy to pay attention to one very important person: ME.

I know it won’t be easy. I definitely did not have a super healthy diet during this pregnancy. And I kind of held onto it these past 6 weeks. Besides running after my 2 year old, exercise was nonexistent. So now it is time to get back at it. I have 10 pesky pounds that need to go!!

I am attempting to fit in 20 minutes of the treadmill at least three days a week. That will be my starting point. By April I hope to be at four days. Wish me luck. And if anyone has any suggestions on how to fit exercise in to my daily routine with two kids, please comment away!

Oh running shoes. I have missed you so!

So much to do, so little time


February 3, 2014

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel like you have so much to do but you don’t get much of it done? Well, that was me this past week. After being a teacher for so many years, I never mastered the art of filing papers neatly. My desk was always a mess in school. I always called it organized chaos. I would also say that it was the sign of a genius. I guess it was my way of covering up my lack of organization. Well, my desk at home has started to become my Organized Chaos.

I also have to admit that this winter weather is making me so lazy. So, here is my big confession: I have not worked out in the past 2 weeks! I know, I hear one large sigh from all of you. I am suppose to be Super Mom, right? I am suppose to fit in all of the healthy eating, and the exercising, and the cleaning, and the cooking… (I used way too many “ands” in that sentence that my grammar senses are on overload!). I guess I am not perfect. However, I have come to a realization. I have realized that no one is perfect. Unless, of course, you are God. (That is a throwback to my Catholic school days.) Everyone is going to have weeks like this. It is inevitable. I will not stop exercising. I will just pick up where I left off. Will I be as fit as I was before having a baby? I am setting the bar high but I know I will never be as perfect as I felt I was then. And I am perfectly fine with that.

If you’re wondering why I used a picture of dogs with this post, it’s because I love dogs! We have our own dog that we adopted and he is my first baby and my love! Anyway, let’s get back on topic.

So, do you agree? Disagree? Any suggestions on how to get back into the exercise groove again? You know what to do!