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How do you add physical fitness into your #momlife? Honestly, I’m a very goal-oriented person. I started tracking my fitness intake with a Fitbit and my water intake with a Thermos Smart Lid. It has been great. I use both of these things every day. I seriously have gotten to the point of where I couldn’t imagine my life without them. What would the next goal be, though? The next goal is going go be the Hanukkah 8k that our local JCC is hosting. My son will be participating in the Latke Loop, and I can tell you he is excited. I think the best way to get to these fitness goals is to participate as an entire family. That means we’re practicing not only running laps around the neighborhood but getting mommy on target. Sure, I’ll be walking the entire thing with this giant beach ball of a belly I’ve got going on right now, but it’ll be worth it.
How am I Prepping for the 8k?
I’m drinking plenty of water. Yeah, you heard me. I’m drinking 120oz of water/day. I realize that this is going to be a HUGE part of keeping me from being crazy swollen throughout this pregnancy and on race day. I’m preparing my body for it by just doing it daily. It’s easy to keep track of how much I’ve had when I’m suffering from mommy/preggo brain. I know you’ve been there. I’m totally not alone, right?
I walk 12k steps/day. There is no way my body could do it if I weren’t already training. This means that I’m constantly walking around my neighborhood. This is also great for meeting your neighbors and really getting to know them. I’m also learning the names of everyone’s dog. It’s truly fun.
I have a daily dance party. Okay, this isn’t really related to prepping for the 8k other than it really helps keep me motivated. Long gone are the days of walks with ear buds in and party music going so I’ll settle for an amazing dance party with my little guy.
Mostly I keep myself motivated by knowing that I’m participating in a community building activity. I’m helping my son’s preschool to be the best it can be for the community, and I’m going to meet a lot of really awesome new people. What could be better than that for helping us all to promote a healthier lifestyle? It’s always easier together, right?