Oct 24, 2013

My Truth Monday... on Thursday

Man, I am late to the party on everything this week.  Actually, I just found this Truth-filled linky and I'm really excited about the topic this week.  :)
So, I am linking up with Denise over at Sunny Days in Second Grade for her My Truth Monday.  This week is about fitness. 

 
 

Fitness is near and dear to my heart.  I have always been doing something since I was a little girl.  I started out playing tee ball when I was 5, moved into baseball, then softball by third grade.  In third is also when I started playing volleyball.  In addition to those two sports,  I have dabbled in soccer, swam on the summer swim team, and muddled through basketball (and hated every minute of it).

Once I stopped playing volleyball as a junior in college, I decided I needed to do something.  That something was running.  I have run several half marathons and one full marathon.  I LOVE running.  I love the solitude but the community feel of it.  I love getting in the "Zone" and looking down wondering how I went that far.  :)  As I had kiddos, working out became a little more challenging.  When we had two littles, I would just throw them in the double jogger and head out for a 10 miler. When we added our third three years ago, that was not feasible anymore. So, I started to take advantage of our gym that had childcare included in our dues.  :)  My girls sometimes will complain and I think it would be easy for me to say... ok we won't go, but that's not fair to me or quite frankly, them.  Being a teaching mom I know I don't see my girls all day but I still use this "Truth" with them now and in the summer.  I know I am a better mom when I'm working out. So here is my truth....

So I hope this truth will resonate with you the next time you feel "guilty" about putting your kiddos in the gym childcare or putting them to bed a little early, or throwing them in the jogger for a 10 mile run.  :)  I am also reasonable with myself now.  I can't work out 6 days a week anymore, so I shoot for 4, but some weeks I can only make it two or three days and I have to be ok with that.  :) 


1 comment:

  1. Great post Maria! I think taking care of yourself IS taking care of your girls. That is something I didn't do and now I am trying to lose weight, get in shape, etc... Good for you for doing it the right way! ;)
    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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