I am far from perfect and to say my lifestyle is a
100% healthy and thought-out... well… nope!
So, when I got pregnant I got heavier,
obviously, and afterwards it didn’t just disappear. In the beginning there was
hope of losing it through going back to my old lifestyle, after that it was the
realization that being a bit bigger doesn’t make you a bad person, all of them escapes
from facing the truth.
Last year has been an eye opener on many
components of my life.
One of them was my personal lack of a
life. I used to have hobbies, I used to go out with friends, I used to work-out
on a regular basis, I used to have a life and nowadays I’m nothing more than a
boring housewife and stay-at-home-mom who disregards herself in order to give
her all to her daughter and husband.
During the past year I’ve been considering
my options on changing my life while improving my family life. Fortunately I
have a very supporting husband who understands my needs and is more than willing
to help out.
One of the things that was clear as day
and night was my physical condition. I needed to find a way to rebuild my
muscles, rebuild my perseverance and meanwhile getting a better physical
balance. It is well known that the chemicals released by our brains are
positively affected when we workout which in turn makes us feel good about
When I was younger I used to dance. All
forms of technique and posture are long gone but it has always been something I
loved to do. I went out looking for any form of dance that would be both
possible and affordable in my situation.
By the end of June this year I went for a
trial class of Zumba Toning. My husband was sweet enough to surprise me with a shopping
spree for new sports clothing, shoes and all other necessities. I was
immediately hooked on the workout pace and just jumped right in.
I’m very layed back and when I can I go and when I can’t
I don’t. Seems easy enough but because I want to add a permanent work-out into
my live I have to accept the fact that there will be times when I can’t go. No
matter how motivated I am, live has a tendency to leave your perfect schedule in
one messed up heap. Well.. at least my live has.
It’s going great, I love going, the people
are friendly and I have no problem on the motivation factor. I even went on a
second shopping trip (not so much ‘spree’ this time) to get me some more
This is definitely one change that turned
out to be a success and is most definitely working for me. Time
to get ready for another hour of Zumba!