Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Run mama run and a fit bit challenge

I've been going back to the gym and trying to get into a more consistent running groove. The problem isn't really getting the motivation to go because I really enjoy the gym.  It's me time where I can crank up the music in my head phones and just concentrate on running.
The problem right now is that Jack is struggling in the child care area. And when I say struggling that is a mild description. He clings onto me and screams when I open the door to go in. He reaches for me and cries when I try to leave. It's pretty pitiful. I don't usually make it through a whole workout before I get paged to pick him up.
Yesterday was the worst though.  He was screaming when I left but I thought he would settle down and start playing.  Well after 20 minutes they paged me so I went to get him.  I walked in and the teacher said he had been screaming for 15 minutes and they didn't want him to go any longer.  He wouldn't let anyone hold him so they put him down.  He crawled into the corner and curled up laying down and was sucking his thumb crying.  I went to pick him up and he was almost asleep from being so exhausted from crying so hard.
I felt so bad.  He was fine as soon as I picked him up.  As I was leaving one of the teachers said," I know you don't want to but, you have to keep bringing him back, it will get better."
So, I packed up everyone this morning and we tried again.  Thankfully today was better.  I only ran for a half an hour and he did good.
I need to make it more of a priority.  I guess somedays will be easy and some days will be a little harder but, I am sure he will get used to it.

I also started wearing my fit bit again.  I like the idea of having a goal each day of getting in steps.  It keeps me active and I find ways to walk more.  Even if it's taking more trips up the stairs than usual.
So, I am doing a fit bit challenge with a fitness board that I read.  We are all going to try to fit in 15,000 steps.  I have been wearing it for almost a week and I have hit that goal every day but, I have had to make it a point to walk walk walk and I feel better getting in the exercise.
Anyone in for a challenge?  If you are we can link up though our fit bit accounts.  Or we can report back on Tuesdays to see how the week went.  I will be making Tuesday a check in day on the blog so please feel free to comment with your results.

If you don't have a fit bit but are interested in purchasing one.  Here is a link to one on Amazon:

Fit Bit

I really think it has made a big difference in keeping an active lifestyle.  Every step counts.

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