The changes I’m talking about this time aren’t to this site, though. Instead, the changes are – hopefully – to me. As in, losing weight and gaining muscle tone. In other words, I’m getting in shape.
While this is something I’m always thinking about (the Fitday experience a few months ago didn’t last very long, I’m afraid), it’s something that always takes a backseat to taking care of my family, work, and this blog. But that can no longer be the case. Marc has promised Alex that we’ll take him to Raging Waters or another similar water park this summer.
This means I’ll have to wear some sort of swim attire in public. After all, Tyler won’t tolerate being left out of the water the way he did last summer during our trips to the beach.
Is this a vain reason to want to get in shape? Of course. But it’s much more than that, in the sense that I am more concerned with avoiding how miserable I’ll be if summer comes around and I haven’t gotten in shape, than I am with looking hot. In other words, it’s mostly about preserving my happiness and avoiding misery.
So what does this have to do with this site? Well, I’ve hinted at it above, in that I’ll have even less time to blog than usual because I’m trading in some of my post-kids’ bedtime computer time for a nightly date with the treadmill or yoga mat. That means less time to respond to comments and emails, and I ask for your understanding in that regard. I plan to continue posting quality articles, and I am hopeful that regular workouts will actually help me become a better blogger because I’ll have more energy and be mentally sharper.
One thing my new regimen will allow me to do is really make use of the Go Workout Mom First Year Fitness Journal, which I promised Cindy I would review a couple of months ago. I downloaded it and started to read it but haven’t gotten very far. But now I’ll really use it and be able to give you a thorough review.
I plan on posting in a few months and telling you about my wonderful progress and success!