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Spring Cleaning

Time to get in shape after the long winter. Cold/flu season and lots of rain has wiped out my exercise routine. I feel sluggish, stiff & I'm 15 pounds over my pre-kid weight.

I need to get back on the Mummy Tummy routine. I need to start getting daily cardio. Time to start hiking 2x/week, swimming, yoga, biking, weights... all the things I like to do and need to do. Cannot fall victim to the insidious creep of a sedentary habit.

Two little kids are definitely a challenge to performing exercise on a regular basis. Sometimes even just going for a walk around the block can be a hassle. But I'll have to figure it out somehow. I can swim and do yoga on the weekends when Dan is home to take over parenting duties. It's fitting an hour of exercise into the day during the week that's a challenge. I already have every waking moment jam-packed full of work and kids and household chores. But this has to be fit in somewhere. I don't want it to get away from me. It has to be built into my schedule.

Also need to do better meal planning, and more food prep so I have snack options ready. Smaller portions for meals too. I wish that I could go vegetarian for a while, but Dan isn't into that. I guess I could do plant-based meals for me and cook a separate piece of meat for him and the kids.

This is all going to take a lot of planning and effort. Well, I guess I can take it day-by-day at first, just eat less and do some kind of exercise for an hour a day. Then slowly build on that.

Today I'm taking the kids and going for an hour bike ride, about 10 miles. Some hills, which are a real workout with 75 pounds of kids on back. I don't know what we're going to do tomorrow. Hike?

Time to rally my friends to join me too. It's always more effective if you have a date, with someone else expecting you to show up. So, are you ready to bike, hike, walk or ???? I'll join you for just about anything but running.

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