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Hey Guys: Exercise Funk

I won’t lie, exercise had been more challenging for me this time around. There are some days that came easier than others, but the motivation to walk out the door and replace time spent working or being away from Mase had been my biggest struggle. So, I didn’t do

it. I made an excuse and thought to myself, “I’ll work out tomorrow.” Every day after that, I’d convince myself of the same excuse or did a quick run around the block and the workout remained …. difficult. I think we have all been there. So, how did I get myself out of this funk?

  1. Motivation from partner/friends

  2. Personal goals

  3. JUST FLIPPING DO IT.

You may have just said duh out loud… but it’s exactly that. It’s not a hard concept. First, Oscar has been SO motivating for me to see the change in his body the last few months. Watching him take the time out of his day to make sure he goes to the gym, also makes me want to do the same. If you want to get your partner to start exercising… be that role model and more than likely, they will want to jump on board (without you telling them to). Second, my goals aren’t to have a specific body type or goal weight, but to feel confident in my own skin. For me, this means looking in the mirror naked and being proud of my accomplishments. I remind myself that I have children, and THIS IS HARD and its OK. Give yourself grace! Third, walk out the door and DO IT. We can sit and have a million excuses every day, but if you just force yourself to go, you’ll feel amazing after your workout and each day will get easier and easier. For me this time around, going to work out with Rosy has been extremely motivating for me. Sure, I can walk into a gym… and I do have a gym membership… but I know I am more likely to feel free and amazing working out outside in nature. So, for me… working out outside is so good and refreshing that in a gym full of people so yes the park and beach has been my go-to for work outs. I know not everyone can make the time to go to the park or the beach to have a workout done, but you can even do it in your backyard, there are so many online platforms that can allow you to do a class from home. You got this!

Xoxo, Jen