Back at the end of 2010, I challenged myself to doing 90 days of yoga. There were roughly 90 days until my 30th birthday, so I had a big push of motivation to leave my 20s in the best shape of my life. I’d say I did moderately well by quantifying my effort, and I was rockin’ a strong wheel, feeling super limber in my spine. Then, I got pregnant about 30 days in and that about ruined my forward progress in my asana practice for the next year or so.
Since then, it’s been really hard getting back on any kind of exercise wagon. The kid is so demanding! He expects food! And for me to pay attention to him instead of my computer! And when he says he needs to go pee, he either means right NOW or “Just kidding!”
A bunch of my Internet lady friends (I really need a better name for this group) were starting the Jillian Michaels’s 30 day shred together for the month of August. I’m not a fan of Jillian Michaels’s – a little too rah-rah for me. So I thought I could commit to the 30 days by doing my own thing, whether it’s yoga or running or something else.
We’re half way through August, and I got severely derailed from my plans since the 2nd. First, there was Texas Style Council weekend, where I woke up early and went to bed late, not being home during normal waking hours. Then, a lot of evening activities required my attention like watching So You Think You Can Dance and a neighborhood Battleground Texas meeting. And there’s no way I can wake up early enough to work out in the morning since the kid also insists on screaming at 5:30 every morning.
So I think need to find a way to adjust my schedule to make room for taking care of ME. I’ve been going to the Thursday night ashtanga class each week as it’s the most convenient for my schedule, so maybe there’s another class I can squeeze in somewhere since it’s clearly not happening at home.
I need some ideas! Working mamas and other super crazy busy people: How do you find the time? How do you stay motivated and consistent?