Fitness, Mom life

How I Find time to workout

Hey ya’ll! I’m here to help you find time to workout. I know were all busy, you have a million things on your plate, and somehow your supposed to fit working out into all of this. Trust me I understand, I just started on the journey of private online school with my son. I’ve always wanted to do homeschool, however I didn’t want to hold him back, or not be teaching everything he needs. So here we are, doing a online school and trying to get used to a routine, usually my fitness would get pushed to the back burner. However my health and fitness are important to me and I make it a priority. If you want something bad enough you will find ways to make it work. I’m going to share with you what works for me, and what I do when I don’t feel like working out, because let’s be honest I don’t always feel like it, or in the mood to workout.

Ask yourself, why? Why can’t I find time? why can’t I be motivated? why do I always quit when it gets hard? why does it even matter? I’m not a athlete, why do i need to workout? why will this help me? the list of questions can go on and on. However if you are wanting to make a change you need to change your mindset. Start asking yourself how instead, how will this help me? how and I going to do this?  How will this affect my health? How will I see results? How can I better myself? When you change your mindset you start seeing things different. Instead of making excuses and asking why does it even matter, and start asking how can I benefit from this you will be eager to start making changes to better yourself. 

So, How are we going to fit this in our busy life? Well guess what? you don’t have to spend hours, and hours in a gym to be healthy, you don’t have to only eat chicken and rice, you don’t have to give up stuff you love, you can have your cake and eat it to! I used to do crossfit, I would spend hours and hours everyday working out. I would go twice a day and push myself to my limits. I loved being in the gym and working out. I would measure everything I ate, and wouldn’t dare eat any sweets. It consumed me, everything I did was about crossfit, and for crossfit. I didn’t see it at the time, however looking back I realized how much time and energy I put into. I got upset with myself because it took time away from more important things, and I didn’t even see it! I took a break from crossfit, had another baby, and then started back up. Only this time it wasn’t my everything, it wasn’t my drive. I bought some equipment for my garage, I was able to spend more time with my family and less time at the gym. I started to realized I could get a good workout in at home, while still spending time with my kids. Time has passed yet again, My husband is in the navy so we move a lot! I ended up getting rid of all my equipment and  now only use dumbbells. You don’t have to give up stuff you love, you can have the equipment at home, however for me moving it all the time is too much. I love doing at home workouts, and just using dumbbells. I’m able to get in a workout anywhere at anytime. Kids want to go play at the park? bring your dumbbells, live in a apartment with people living under you? Lift outside, want more space to run around? lift outside. My new favorite workouts include being outside, and the best part is my kids are right there with me playing, or working out with me. Let’s talk about a huge impression you are putting on your kids, by showing them how important your health is.

What do you have to give? do you spend hours and hours on social media? Can you wake up 30 minutes earlier? Can you do a workout while your kids are doing homework? maybe you take your kids to sports after work, guess what? bring your dumbbells and workout while you wait. Have a long lunch break? bring your dumbbells. Are you starting to see how easy it is to add a workout in? It all starts with you! yes it starts with you. If you want better health, better sleep, better appearance, the only person that can change all of this is you. So what’s it going to be? are you going to keep telling yourself you don’t have time? or making excuses why you can’t workout and be healthy? Be the change you want to see.

 

As you can see in this picture, my daughter is playing while i’m working out, I take my dumbbells to this outside gym on base, they play and I get to work on being the best version of myself. If you wan’t it bad enough you will find a way to turn your I can’t into I can, and I will!  I hope this gives you hope, and motivation to find time, make time, and put it to action. 

Christian living

Reap what you Sow

It may seem common sense to say “you reap what you sow” but it is amazing how many of us still don’t get it! We understand that when you plant corn, you can’t expect watermelons to grow. But we don’t seem to understand that what our lives produce is usually a direct reflection on what we planted. Think about it in every area of your life as this, you get out what you put in.

Eat unhealthy foods, and you will reap that of sickness and disease, What you put in your body will either come out being good for you of long lasting health. But put in unhealthy foods, and you will suffer sickness, being unfilled and left unsatisfied. It says in 1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. And then in 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 it says, Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s spirit dwells in you? if anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.

If you sow seeds of rage and anger, you will reap a harvest of war! if you have ever thought that your house felt like a war zone, then stop to see who is planting seeds of anger ( it may very well be you). I know this all to well, and it took me some time to actually see. However I came to realize that when I’m full of anger, it comes off onto everyone in my house. When I take my anger out on my Kids, I see them acting in the same behavior when things don’t go their way. It’s funny to me that we may not see things in ourselves until we see it coming out of our children. And then we wonder where they got that? Start looking at yourself and you will soon find all the answers. James 1:19-20 says “Know this, my beloved brothers: Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

On the other hand, if you sow seeds of tenderness and forgiveness, you’re likely to reap a harvest of peace! Think about it, when you are giving tenderness and forgiveness out to those around you, you will receive the same back in return. When I’m forgiving of my husband when he does wrong, he then forgives me when I same something unkind. When i act out in tenderness towards my kids, they are left with love instead of anger for messing up. Think, does our Heavenly Father yell at us when we make a mistake? or does he simply love us, and want to help us? Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to on another, tenderhearted forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Sow seeds of ignorance, and you will reap a harvest of sin. you cannot be lazy about learning without sinfulness being the result! Hosea 4:1-2, 6 “Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land; there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. my people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children”

But when you sow seeds of training and learning, you will reap a harvest of wisdom and righteousness. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. If I sow seeds of God, and living a christian life into my kids they will reap it later in life. If I “train” them knowing God, and reading his word, they will not depart even when they are old. I love knowing in his word if I train them knowing they are safe,loved,cared for, forgiven, never alone, to have faith not fear. That they wont’t go looking for that, they will always have it with them through Christ.

But if you sow seeds of hard work and sacrifice, you are a lot more likely to reap a harvest of plenty! Obviously not everyone who works hard and sacrifices has plenty, but it is nearly guaranteed that you will NOT have plenty if you don’t work hard and sacrifice! proverbs 14:23 “in all toil there is profit but mere talk tends only to poverty”

Those are just a few examples to think about. When you don’t like what you life is producing start looking at what your planting!

Be The LIGHT