A couple of weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to do my first workout with Colin of Fit For life. Colin put together this fundraising initiative where everyone who came for a workout donated $10 to Basics for Babies. It was Fit for Life’s first fundraising event and I was happy to be a part of it and to get my sweat on with others who were also there to support a great organization.
Embarrassingly, I haven’t done much exercising in just almost 3 years. I do a lot of running around after my toddler, but I haven’t done any of my own working out since Portia was born. I have been feeling weak and tired and blah. My workout with Fit for Life reminded me of how much I love to sweat and how great the feeling is after a hard workout. I miss that! And to know that I was supporting an organization that is working to provide the essentials to families who need them most, made me lift, kick and jump extra hard and high.
We started our workout with a warmup that almost did me in! We moved onto some weights and kettle balls and finished off with some basic kickboxing moves. My heart pumped harder than it has in years, and I was
glowing perfectly sweating like crazy for the entire hour. The next morning, I could barely walk and it took me 4 days to feel like I had control of my legs again, but it all made me want to get back into working out more regularly. Sometimes you just need that one awesome workout to get you back in the game, and that’s definitely how I am feeling now. I need to just set aside the time and make it happen!
If you are looking for the perfect way to balance being a mommy with feeling fit, bring your wee one with you to one of Colin’s Mommy and Me classes (see information below and on the North Shore Mama calendar).