How Erika Does…Healthy Habits

Hey Ladies!

Happy Monday!

This weekend was full of ALL THINGS POTTY TRAINING.  Tab was out of town Friday-Sunday and when he got home on Sunday afternoon he told me that I looked stressed.  I’m positive I gave him the side-eye and then it hit me…my husband is AMAZING at so many things but he has never participated in this potty training game.  He didn’t get it.  Needless to say, after my answer of why I might appear stressed after a weekend of potty training solo I have no doubts he’ll never mention me looking stressed again.  😉

Once again, I’m gonna mention this book {Sorry, I can’t stop talking about it}.  Everything she’s suggested has definitely helped.  She has paragraphs for trouble shooting a wide variety of problems that could possibly occur during any of the building block stages.  And I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to the readers who recommended I read the book!  When I was potty training my other three I definitely didn’t know it was an option.  Anyway, if you’ll be potty training soon, READ IT!

When I asked for your feedback at the end of the year, I got a lot of requests for more fitness/health related posts.  So today we’re talking HEALTHY HABITS!

I did a post ALL ABOUT FITNESS in February last year.  So much of that post is still how I’m feeling today.  If you missed it, go check it out!

I’m not someone who LOVES working out.  Granted, I LOVE the way I feel AFTER I work out but the before and middle parts of working out aren’t my faves.  It’s important for me to be healthy and more importantly feel healthy.  I try to make it to the gym twice a week for group classes.  I absolutely love our instructor, have friends I do it with, and the workouts are tough.  But as a mom of four who works from home, I can’t always make it to the gym.

When I’m working out at home, it’s important for me to find workouts that are thirty minutes or less.  That’s really all I’ve got-if I’m working out at home.  Otherwise my mind wanders to pretty much anything other than working out and I find myself shutting that video right down. 

These are my favorite at-home options right now…

Beachbody on Demand
I’m pretty sure the cost is $99.95 a year to have access to all the Beachbody workouts.  The workouts are GREAT!  They range in level, duration, workout type, and more.  I don’t do the meal plan but I love having access to all these workouts from my own living room.

An example of a little 21 Day Fix…my favorite set of workouts through Beachbody.

Peloton App
I don’t have the Peloton bike, BUT the Peloton app has TONS of workouts you can do at home with just a mat and your body weight.  Shay was telling me about it a few weeks ago so I decided to give it a try and I’m hooked!  My favorites so far are HIIT cardio classes {YES to a TOUGH workout in under 30 minutes!} and the yoga.  I’ve done several yoga videos and I’ve never had someone teach as well as lead like their instructors do.

If I’m working out from home, either of those apps are what I’m using.  If you have specific questions, please let me know.

If I’m working out at the gym, my view might often times look something like this.  🙂

Where a yoga morning could have me looking more like this…tank and pants.

When it comes to food, I’m all about moderation.  I like cheese.  I like carbs.  I like chocolate.  You get the idea.  And I have all of those things but in moderation with a side of protein and some green veggies.  I attempted dieting or maybe I should say eliminating those unhealthy things from my diet all together and every time I did that it left my mind absolutely consumed with those items I “couldn’t have”.  I’ve found I make WAY better choices if I can have the pasta or dessert or queso along with some good for me food too.

That’s really all I’ve got today!  I’m off to do an at-home workout so I can tackle Day #3 of potty training with Miss Britty.  I think we need one more day at home to REALLY feel good about leaving the house without diapers!

What about you??  I’d LOVE to hear your HEALTHY HABITS!

Have a GREAT day, Friends!
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