What do you and your significant other do together on a regular basis? Besides household responsibilities, raising a family, work stuff... Do you connect regularly and do something as a couple? Are you blessed with the opportunity for dates regularity? If so, I hope you know how lucky you are!!! My hubby and I do not have family in the area so we do not have the flexibility for adult time that some couples may have. We have a few babysitters that we use but as they have gotten older they too have become more busy and less available. To be honest, we probably go on an actual date only a few times per year. It’s expensive!!!!! So what do we do as a couple...we workout together!!! Sounds crazy but it has become something that I thoroughly enjoy. We are working toward our personal goals while support one another. We are sore together. We tsk about how hard the workout was together. We talk about something other than our kids together. It’s awesome!!! The only catch was that if we wanted to have a kid free opportunity we knew we had to wake up early. Like 4:30 in the morning early... I have to be honest-it’s pretty awesome! Between the two of us we make were both up and on track. We wake up as we get in motion and by the time we’re done we both feel a whole lot better for the entire day!
Are you curious? We do our workouts at home. In our basement. With a small variety of hand weights. All while our kids are still asleep. It’s amazing!
Is this something you’re interested in trying out? I never thought it would be something we would do, but look at us now! Maybe this is something you’ve never considered, but maybe now you will!
If you need help figure this out or want to know more about our workout routine let me know ❤️ I love passing along the gift of a healthy lifestyle!
I never thought I would be buying heavier weights... I started my new weightlifting routine in July and have been able to build strength. I have a 2 year old son that weights 30 pounds and a 4 year old daughter that weights 40 pounds. Between the two I was struggling to pick them up. I had poor core strength, my back was sore, my posture was not good. Two pregnancies and years of lifting car seats and kiddos had taken its toll on me. I knew I needed to do something.
I’ve slowly built up my strength through consistent workouts and utilization of a tracker. The funny thing is that during my workouts I can use 25 pound weights to do 3 sets of 10 but when I was at the store my cart felt so heavy!!! Must be those super natural momma powers!!! How about you? Is your back sore? How’s your posture? Are you hauling babies and young children around? Getting them in and out of the car?
It’s not about how you look as much as it is about how you feel. It’s amazing how life gets better when you feel better. If you’re looking to haul your kids around without worrying about hurting yourself give me a shout! I’d love to help teach you all that I’ve learned throughout my own fitness and lifestyle change journey ❤️
Today is my rest day... My upper body is sore and thankful for the guilt free day off. I’m rocking an old tank top that used to belong to my hubby. He no longer wanted it and I decided to keep it because it was comfy. I originally wore it for its comfort factor and for that reason only, certainly not because of my biceps 😆. Now that I’ve established a consistent workout routine and have seen changes to my body I seem to wear it differently. It’s no longer an old tank top...just a comfy shirt to wear around the house. Now I wear it with confidence and pride. I’VE WORKED HARD! I’ve worked up a good sweat and kicked my butt all on my own time and in my own basement. These past 5 months there has been NO EXCUSES and it has paid off!
Are you looking for something with flexibility and yet accountability? Someone to help you learn about real nutrition and what your body actually needs for overall heath benefits? A way to establish a consistent workout routine that can be done at home or on the road or anywhere for that matter?
That’s what I needed and that is what I have found. This has been a blessing and now my gift to pass along to those who feel lost, don’t know how to get started, don’t know what it truly means to eat healthy, and for those who are where I was (not getting the results they want from their current workout routine). I’m a runner at heart! It clears my mind and wakes up my souls, but it doesn’t offer me the strength and the tone that I desired. Now I’ve found it and I can do both! I’ve become more confident and I want to share this gift with you!!!!! ❤️ Happy hump day!!!
Hey ladies!!!! Moment of honesty and a little bit of perspective... I’ve been blessed with two babies and my body will always show it. I don’t want to take away from the miracle of pregnancy so I want to take a moment to share this with you.
When I am standing up things have started to fall nicely into place with my nutrition and home workout routine. HOWEVER when I’m working out things can look a bit different! I laid my phone on the floor to capture the view from the floor during a plank. I have lose skin and I will most likely always have lose skin! Guess what!?! I’m ok with this...I’m proud of this body...I’ve earned the battle wounds of life.
No matter where you are at with your life and your goals do not be fooled. We will never be “perfect” but we can still be amazing!!! Life is real and we are real. This is my real moment that I felt compelled to share with the world. Love yourself ❤️
Why do I wake up early? What do I do with that extra time? And what time do I go to bed at night... Some excellent questions to consider when looking at the daily routine and what we do with our sacred 24 hours each day.
My hubby and I started getting up extra early (4:30 😳) so that we can workout together. We staged downstairs, fire up our fitness app and wake our sore/tired bodies up with a round of weights, cardio and core. By the end I’m WIDE AWAKE!
Once the hustle and bustle of getting the family out the door is done I still have a few minutes to myself before I need to get ready for work. It’s officially too dark, wet and cold outside for time on the deck. I miss my sunrise mornings! So the next best thing...a magazine and hot coffee. Either way I’m making “me time” and doing something that I love!
Now the BIG question...when is bedtime. My goal is to be in bed around 9:30. This doesn’t always happen but it’s amazing how I still am ready to get up each morning. I do love my workouts and I definitely enjoy the quality time with my hubby ❤️ When do you wake? Do you start your days stressed running around and feeling rushed? Have you considered waking an hour earlier so that you could set yourself up for success? Try it out...see what you think...you may be surprised! #earlyriser#metime#momroutine#familylife#nosnooze#timeforachange#motivation#familyfitness#qualitytime#husbandandwife
Today is Monday, October 1st...what does that mean to you? Im going to share a little bit of what that means to me... 5 months ago today was the start of my #mommafitness journey. I jokingly said that I wanted to work toward a #sixpack while thinking “I’ve had 2 kids, that will never happen.” Well guess what!?! I’m not there yet but I’m a lot closer than I ever dreamed possible! #hardwork , #consistency and #accountability is the key to success! Not only with #fitnessgoals or #mombod goals but with any dream, any goal, any idea ❤️We’re meant to thrive and gosh darn it we can do it if we push ourselves.
Today is the start of a #newmonth but this month is special. Why you ask? We’re 90 days from the end of the year, 90 days folks! Where did the time go?!?! All I know is that this is traditionally the time of year where all of our hard work goes out the window #failedit . We fire up our crockpots and fill them fill of creamy soups, dips and all things delicious. We start parking our butts on the couch for football, movies and cozy evenings by the fireplace. We start gathering with friends and family throughout the harvest season and on through the holiday season.
While this is all wonderful and a season of thankfulness why should we #letourselvesgo ? Let’s look at the #last90days the way we look at the #first90days of the year!!! Keep your vision, remember your why and whatever you do stay focused on the progress that you have made this year, no matter how big or small ❤️ #personaldevelopment is such an important element of #success . For anyone who has not considered this type of read you are missing out! One of my new favorite authors #rachelhollis has a full spin on the last 90 days that I encourage you to check out TODAY! #maketodaycount#timeforchange#youcandoit #❤️
My hubby is going out of town and wanted some quick meals for at the cabin...asked for “three frozen pizzas”. I purchased them but was annoyed. It wasn’t until today at the store that I realized that we have not had a frozen pizza in our freezer in over 6 months!!! And I haven’t missed it one bit!! Crazy how the mind changes when you create new habits ❤️ #newhabits#healthyfood#mindset#cleaneating#makebetterchoices
It’s 6:15 Friday morning and here I sit on my deck. I’m wrapped in a blanket and sipping a cup of steaming #hotcoffee . My #chocolatelab is at my side while we wait for the #sunrise . This new routine has absolutely lifted my #heart . Having become an #earlyriser (4:30 😳) not only allows me time for a solid 30 minutes workout with my hubby in our basement #couplesgoals , but also time to tackle the #momlife struggle of getting the kids out the door, #meaplanning for next week along with a #groceryshopping list and also the opportunity to tidy up the house.
While this may sound like it’s dreamy keep in mind that when my alarm went off this morning I did NOT want to get up #hittingsnooze . Having my hubby wake at the same time with the same plan keeps my #accountability that much higher!!! Crawling out of bed early isn’t easy but it is so #worth it!
Ever considered waking up earlier? There is something to be said about starting your day out right 💪🏻 ☕️ ☀️
I haven’t #ran since I hurt my back a little over a week ago while dancing like s crazy lady at a friends wedding. After 3 #chiropractic visits and some time for my back to rest I’m happy to say I’m back at it! *No worries-I had a long discussion with my chiropractor about my current workout routine and got the clearance 😉
I was pleasantly surprised with my run today too!!! I was able to complete 2 miles with a cool down and warmup in less than 20 minutes! 🤪 Oh yeah-I’m cutting time!!! This is awesome because I signed up for a #winterrunning series that includes a race each month (Oct-March) for the next 6 months. Winter Motivation!!! #workoutmotivation
I’d say it has a whole lot to do with the amazing workouts I’ve been doing at home that have made this possible. Fortunately my back was strong going into the injury. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like with a weak back 😳 #fitnessgoals
I’m so thankful that I found this amazing network of people and a lifestyle that is designed to work with my already busy life!!! #noexcuses#momlife#workingmom Lord knows I’m not going to be getting any younger (or less busy as time goes by) 😢 #not21anymore#olderbutstronger#mombod#runnergoals#5ktraining
If you would have asked me a few years ago, even a year ago, if I would be up and about before the #sunrise ...nope!!! This spring I feel in #love with the #peace and #beauty of the sunrise all over again. This time of day #rejuvenates#mysoul and has became the “perfect start” to my day. Something about those first rays speak to me, remind me that each day truly is a #newday . A #freshstart and with #endlesspossibilities .
So here I am...sitting on my deck WAITING for the sun to rise. #earlybird .Yes, the sun rise is getting to be later each morning but it’s 6 am and I’m ready! I’ve already completed my workout for the day, got the kids dressed and out the door with my hubby and now it’s my time. #selfcare#metime#momknowsbest
Daily #meditation#exercise and #personaldevelopment are so essential. In this world of business, dress and all things crazy it’s important to TAKE A STEP BACK. Moments like this one right here, right now on calm, quiet, peaceful deck remind me of this. Make sure to take for yourself! ❤️ #loveyourself#inspiration
My hubby had this big idea... Let’s get up even earlier so that we can workout together 😳
We set our alarms for 4:30 so we could head downstairs for a solid 30 minutes workout that focused on our core, chest & triceps while the kids were still asleep.
Then I got the kids up and ready for the day while he got ready for work.
They were out the door by 6am which left me plent if time to do a load of laundry, prep dinner (chicken, broccoli & rice - I ❤️ my crockpot!!!!) and even have a cup or two of hot coffee on my deck.
I hesitated but now must admit that I could get used to this!!!! My hubby may have had he BEST IDEA EVER. Now when I arrive home from a full day at work dinner will be ready, the laundry is done and my workout is done. I will have had quality time with my hubby and then quality family time in the evening.
I’ll probably go to bed at 8 o’clock but that’s ok with me!!!! ❤️. #nailedit#happymonday#startyourdayright#sunrise#hotcoffee#couplesgoals#familytime#crockpotrecipes#pinterestlover#4onthompsonacres
Life happens (#lifehappens )... The past two weeks have been very challenging for me when it comes to my #nutrition and #fitness routine.... My Grandma passed away so I spent 3 days out of town, sleeping at a hotel and dining out. I did pack a cooler of healthy treats and my blender to continue my daily shakes!!! 😉#imtrying#motivated#goodintentions
Then I was the Matron Of Honor at my best friends wedding #partyallnight , sleeping at a hotel for another two nights and two evenings of food and fun! #cheers#timewithfriends#bottlesup
This carries over into the next week because I ended up throwing out my lower back and then getting a 3 Day course of the stomach flu #gettingold#momlife#not21anymore . Holy smokes! That’s one way to do a cleanse after a week on the road!
Where I’m going with this is that life happens...Things pop up unexpectedly. #surprise#goodintentions You have to shift away from your #dailyroutine , become creative with your workouts and try extra hard to keep your nutrition on track. This is where people usually give up...but not me!!!! #nevergiveup💪
As soon as the flu passed and I received clearance from my Chiropractor and approval of my workout routines I started back up. It wouldn’t have been as easy without the #encouragement and the daily check-Ins by my amazing team of ladies. We hold each other #accountable , we help one another stay motivated by checking on each other and we say you can do it because I just did it!!! It feels so good to get moving again and to return to my #routine#creatureofhabit
In the past this is when I would have #fallenoffthewagon ...but not this time!!!! #cantstopme Do you need someone to help keep you going? Would a group of awesome people that are #workingtogether to hit their #goals help you along the way? Want to do this from #home ? It is possible!!!! Just ask me how...❤️