Transition is and can be hard for most people. My family and I are going through a MAJOR change and transition, but even with this change, that has resulted in my life being turned upside down, health and fitness are still at the forefront. If you have been reading my previous posts, then you know that my family and I have made a huge change in scenery. We had to relocate from Georgia to New York because of my husband’s military assignment . Talk about culture shock! I went from being comfortable to having to relearn habits and routines. With such a change comes a need to get settled and the dire want to get things back to the way things used to be. Change is good sometimes. It can take our goals to places that we never saw possible. My mornings went from packing my lunch for the office, getting the kids ready, and packing for their day at childcare to family ALL the time. Rushing to drop the kids off and fighting the morning commute was my morning. I had a career and for the most part, days away from the family. This allowed me to eat a healthy breakfast at my desk while checking emails, walking breaks to get away from desk, peaceful lunches and heading off to the gym before going home to the family. My days at work were different because I had time away from the family to fit everything in. My days are a lot different now since my husband re-enlisted in the United States Air Force. My morning includes me waking up before anyone is even thinking about waking up (even the hen that crows in the morning) for a 30 min run, cooking breakfast for the family, taking a shower before the hubby goes off to work and then it is time for the morning walk to the park. After a morning of (sometimes) fun with kids, who have enough energy to build a railroad, there is lunch and then naps (yes!). Rest for me you say? O no! Strength training is in the cards for me while the kids nap. It was Leg Day today. Gotta get the tush right, you know what I am saying?
Transition can be hard for anyone. I feel as women and mothers, the feeling of being settled and routines is always comforting. It is what keeps us sane. Sanity and mental wellness is the forefront of health and fitness. You can’t get your body right if your head isn’t right. Make sure you make time for yourself no matter what. Your health will resonate onto your family. Balance, no matter what the situation is, is key to a healthy lifestyle. A lifestyle is continuous…..for life! No matter what the situation, don’t let it make you lose sight of your goals and fitness. Stay focused and make it work. We are women, we can make anything happen when we really want it.
What are some of things you do to fit in exercise and healthy habits in your situation?
Till Next Time….fit it in and balance it and you will never go wrong!