Motivation Monday: Do What You Can

Hey guys! This is my Mamavation Monday post for January 30, 2012.

Tonight is the #mamavation Bootcamp Campaign 11 Launch Twitter party, and yours truly is honoured to be a panelist! I love these twitter parties for the opportunity to discuss all things health and fitness with you, so please join me (@fitcheerldr) tonight at 8pm est!

This week my training got off to a fantastic start. I had a great spinning class on Monday, a speedy 5k run on Tuesday, BodyPump on Wednesday, then the wheels fell off… Thursday I tried to run, but had no juice in my legs, so I came back home after running only 2.5k. On Friday I was home with a sick baby – and because it was bitterly cold out I didn’t think it would be fair to make her sit in the stroller while I ran. Saturday I got out for a fantastic 18k – my legs were fresh and strong. Unfortunately the slushy conditions got the best of my feet:

Blister From Hell

Blister From Hell

Sunday, I caught whatever the baby is fighting off, and felt like a mack truck hit me. Fever, chills, body aches, yuck! I even napped (which I rarely ever do, but man! I needed it!).

As for quotes for this week…. hmmm – I guess my mantra will be:

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)

This week I’m going to focus on doing just whatever I can fit in, whenever I can. The baby is still sick (she has diarrhoea, which means daycare is a no-go until she’s been without one for 24 hrs…). Today I’m recovering, tomorrow I’m likely home with Amber, so I’ll bandage up my foot and run before she gets up, Wednesday is usually BodyPump day, and I hope to make it to class, run on Thursday, then home with the kids on Friday (they have a PA day) so I’ll run before they get up. Saturday I’ll run another 18k with my training partner. And on Sunday I’ll TRY to go to BodyPump.

Have a great week everyone, and remember….

Do what you can!

PS – remember when we all wrote about Creating a Better Fit – how the fitness industry could better serve us? Well DailyBuzz Healthy Living featured my post from that bloghop on their site today in their Top 9 – Re-thinking Your Self-Image feature!

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  1. says

    oh goodness that blister looks awful, not going to lie!

    I have had your week for the past month it seems! I sure hope your daughter gets better soon and you can get your schedule back on track.
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  2. Emma says

    Hmmm, my schedule has this as a cutback/recovery week – I think we’re only doing 8k on Saturday?