Sunday

What is your Fitness Victory?

My Fitness Victory!

For a long time, I focused strictly on losing weight and getting healthy. I worried about getting my workouts in and making sure I worked out no matter what.  At the end of 2012, I realized that because I was working out so crazy with strange hours, other parts of my life were lacking the attention that they needed.  I was waking up early in the morning and dropping my son off at my parents' house or just letting my son spend the night there. I was missing out on our life together. 

Well this caused me to slow down. Unfortunately, I slowed down more than I should. So I have been trying to find the balance between working out and still being a great mom. I am a single mom of a very active 9 year old boy. My son sees his father maybe 2 times a month, on a good month, so I don't have a lot of down time. I can't complain though because I have been blessed to be his buddy. We are close and do so many things together. 


I am sure I would be a lot faster if I didn't have to pull someone on the skateboard!
Throughout everything that has happened in this crazy world in the last two weeks, I have finally come to the realization that I can get my workouts and spend QUALITY time with my son.  Are they the hardest workouts, no, but they are better than nothing. We have been running/walking for the last two weeks, and it's truly the most perfect times I have had. We are closer than ever and we are active. 
Our great walk on Runtastic!


These are the C9 Yoga Pants
from Target I own.
"Today's Victory" came with a walk downtown to the St. Anthony's Triathlon to cheer on the racers. When we woke up, I decided to put on my C9 yoga pants from Target and get us moving! We walked around and yelled to the runners to "stay strong" and "dig deep" and had a blast. We bought smoothies and walked back to the car still cheering on the athletes. Bryce couldn't believe all of the people watching the race. He wants to do it next year... I told him maybe we will train for the Meek and Mighty next year. 

I realized just how blessed I am when he gets into bed and asks if we can take a walk tomorrow too! How can this not be "Today's Victory!"

I have to tell you that it wouldn't be a weekend without my Target yoga pants!!! I wish I could live in yoga pants! When it comes to being active and feeling good, C9 gear always has you covered! 

What is your "fitness" victory? It doesn't have to be huge... Is there something you have changed or accomplished that has made a difference in your health?

*disclosure: Target is giving me a giftcard to post about this topic, but the opinions are my own. 



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22 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! This is why I call you Ms. Awesome xoxox He is blessed to be your son and vice versa <3

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    1. Awww.... Thanks! I am definitely blessed, just like you and Zoe!

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  2. Awesome job! I recently realized that my family (particularly my husband) doesn't like when I go for a run instead of eating supper with them. Now I wait until after supper and don't rush out the door as soon as my husband gets home from being at work all day.

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    1. Good for you for seeing it! Your husband is a lucky man!

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  3. I think mine's kind of along the same lines. I love it when my little boys see my runners they always ask if I'm going to get some exercise and I love when they ask "how was your run mommy?" It's just nice to see them recognizing running as an important part of my life and when I ask if they wanna run with me when they're older they both get huge grins on their faces. So cute.

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  4. Just love - thank you for sharing real life! :)

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    1. Thanks!!! Definitely real life... sometimes too real right :) JK... I am lucky!

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  6. What a fun post, Mindy! The relationship you have with your son is so awesome!

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