Week 2: Fit Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!!

So I have been doing really well with being consistent with my 10 min workouts and I’ve even begun doing some Yoga in the morning! (Yay me!).

Today I want to focus a little bit on meal planning, my process, my inspiration, etc. Normally I do my meal planning on Saturdays, which also corresponds with the creation of my grocery list since we do groceries on Sundays (although I would like to be better prepared so I am planning on doing my meal planning Fridays).

Why Meal Planning?

Why do I bother meal planning? Because I dislike waste, my family is trying to eat healthier, and as a parent, it just makes life so much easier when you don’t have to stand in the kitchen for 30 minutes trying to figure out what you’re going to make for dinner. Not to mention it’s also a good way to implement and stick to a food budget. I feel like I still have some room to improve in my meal planning since we do still occasionally scrap the plan and eat whatever we feel like (pizza night anyone?).

My Process

Basically I look to the internet and family favourites for inspiration on the meals I want to make. Some other factors that come into consideration are how much time I have to prepare dinner, whether or not there is a special event, what I think I might be craving, what ingredients I currently have on hand, etc.

This week, for instance, we had so many leftovers from the meals earlier in the week that we are scrapping the plan for tonight’s dinner (slow cooker coq au vin). This means I have mushrooms, raw chicken and onions that need to be used up. I will likely be making this dinner tomorrow (as long as the chicken hasn’t gone bad :S…I really hope it’s still good).

Goals

This is an important thing to consider when you are planning your meals. You might think I’m overcomplicating this process by making you think of goals, and you’re probably right, but really, if you don’t have any food goals, why are you even considering planning?

So my goals for pretty much any meal plan are as follows:

  • healthy
  • quick and easy to prepare
  • delicious (hopefully)
  • cost effective

Ok so now that I’ve got my goals in mind, I’m going to start planning my week.

For the upcoming week, I plan from Monday to Sunday (Saturday and Sunday are usually more flexible as my main concerns are being prepared for dinners during the week). This week, we don’t have a whole lot going on.

Monday, October 6: Off during day – Mastermind Meeting evening – quick dinner

Tuesday, October 7: Off during day Nephew’s birthday dinner – no cooking!

Wednesday, October 8: work until 5

Thursday, October 9: work until 5

Friday, October 10: work until 5

Saturday, October 11: no major plans – Denis working

Sunday, October 12: Thanksgiving dinner with family

Ok so now I know that I’m going to need 5 dinner recipes, three of which absolutely have to be quick and easy or slow cooker (I love slow cooker meals). Tuesday we’re having Pizza for my nephew’s 4th birthday party so that’s our cheat meal day.

Searching for Recipes

I will often look to family favourites (chicken and spaghetti anyone?) and cookbooks and the internet for meal ideas. I would love nothing more than to make absolutely every meal from scratch with fresh, beautiful ingredients, but I’m nowhere near organized enough for that yet. I do try to cook from scratch as often as possible, but I don’t have a problem with making some prepared foods as well. We went on a fish and chip binge for a while (I was feeling nostalgic and it’s so quick, easy and yummy even though it’s no where near healthy…thank you cheat meals!).

Sometimes I have a very specific meal in mind, and if I want to improve it healthwise, I’ll usually just insert “healthy” or “clean” in front of whatever meal I want to make and then google it. You can usually find some good recipes.

This week I want some warm, hearty slow cooker meals, and I want to be as healthy as possible, so I’m going to be looking at websites like Oh She Glows, Joyous Health and Clean Eating Mag

My Meal Plan:

Monday: Spaghetti and Meatballs (Denis is cooking so I get the night off…yay! It’s also his secret recipe so you’ll have to ask him if I can share it)

Tuesday: Pizza

Wednesday: Prosciutto-wrapped chicken (I’m substituting the green beans for spinach)

Thursday: Mushroom bruschetta and slow cooker soup

Friday: Slow cooker roast beef

Saturday: Chicken strips and Parmesan fries

Sunday: Thanksgiving dinner

Ok guys, so there you have it. I know that the recipes didn’t actually turn out to be super healthy, but Jesus they look yummy so…screw it.

 

 

Week 2: Good Deed Thursday

Hello all,

So today is Good Deed Thursday! I haven’t really crossed anything off my list (here it is).

  1. Make a double-batch of something delicious and freezable and give it to an older neighbour who doesn’t cook as much anymore. (I did give an extra batch of hashbrown casserole to my grandma and cousin…that sorta counts)
  2. Make dinner for friends with a newborn baby, or send a gift card for the grocery store or a favourite restaurant.
  3. Pay for the person behind you at the drive thru.
  4. Donate used clothes and housewares to a charity.(I am going through everything and will be donating everything I’m getting rid of)
  5. Donate books to to a local shelter or pass along to a friend.(Going through my books too)
  6. On a random weekend, surprise your spouse with breakfast in bed.
  7. When you come across a 2 for 1 deal, donate the free item to a shelter.
  8. Next time you eat out, leave the server a generous tip.
  9. Top up someone’s parking meter that is about to expire.
  10. Next time you go grocery shopping, pick up a bag of dog or cat food to donate to the local shelter.
  11. Host a movie night for 10 of my closest friends, charge $10 admission and donate the money to a charity we all decide upon.
  12. Send a letter to a friend you haven’t seen or spoken to in a while.
  13. Pick up diapers and wipes to donate.
  14. Give a gift to a friend, just because.(bought my cousin an outfit for her new job)
  15. Next time you go to a restaurant, even if the food gets messed up somehow, eat it happily and don’t complain or return it.
  16. Bake some treats for the office.
  17. Participate in Operation Beautiful
  18. Be nice next time a telemarketer calls.

Ok so I actually haven’t done that bad. I haven’t crossed the 7 I had planned on, but 4/7 isn’t so bad. I also donated some money to Farley Foundation while I was at the vet with my pup. I’ll aim to do better this week.

20141002-210818-76098608.jpgSo speaking of my puppy, Molly has been dealing with stones. I brought her to the vet last month, and based on the urinalysis and the x-ray, it was evident she had stones but we couldn’t yet figure out what kind (struvite or calcium oxalate…we are hoping for struvite since they can be dissolved with proper diet). So Molly went on antibiotics and Hill’s S/D food for the month. I brought her in today to get checked, and the poop in her colon was overlapping her bladder in the x-ray so we couldn’t get a clear image of her bladder. She is doing well, so we are going to keep her on the food and then check her again at the end of the month. If the stones are still there, they are likely calcium oxalate (BOO!), but *fingers crossed*, if they’re gone, then that means they were struvite stones.
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She has had stones in the past, and actually passed a nice sized one a couple of years ago. Unfortunately she had passed it on a Friday night and the vet couldn’t analyze the stone the following week, so we don’t know what kind it was. I bring this up because I feel like an asshole. You see, because she has a history of bladder stones, she should have been eating the Hill’s C/D formula, but I’m a cheapskate and kept her on regular food (my reasoning was that she hadn’t been having any urinary tract problems). So it’s my own fault and I feel terrible (I’ve apologized to her and she’s forgiven me). So, everyone keep your fingers crossed she doesn’t need surgery!

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Oh, and my last good deed of the day – man babies …you’re welcome. Night all!

Week 2: Journey Update!

Happy October!!!!

So today was my first full day of work on my new schedule. It was pretty good. I missed my little guy like crazy, but it went by pretty quickly. I am so excited that it’s October 1st today. I love the fresh start of a new month. I like to do some goal setting at the beginning of each month, so it’s pretty fitting that my journey update falls on today! By the way, I’m sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday. I’ll be perfectly honest with you, I went shopping with my cousin while Denis painted the living room…and then I watched Once Upon a Time…oops.

Anywho, let’s not dwell on the past shall we? Today is Journey day and yes I will be doing a workout today…maybe I’ll even do 2 to make up for yesterday.

Like I mentioned, I like to do some goal setting at the beginning of each month. I even set a monthly alarm on my phone. Here is my calendar that I’ve recently started working with.

Normally I use an agenda (ok I actually have like 3 different agendas) to track the day to day stuff (and no I’m not actually consistent in using them, which is the reason I’m still so forgetful), but I found this resource on Jack Canfield’s website.

Last year I actually joined his coaching program (this was when I was really giving network marketing a go…I was a little gung-ho on some stuff and I’ll admit, spending a couple thousand on a coaching program might have been a wee bit impulsive, but I’ve since re-decided to try and use this to my advantage). So basically this coaching program goes further in depth in his book The Success Principles (AMAZING book, highly recommend it to anyone who wants to achieve anything ever). It goes through the principles, and is designed to help you achieve your goals and dreams. The neat part of this program is that it connects you with other people wishing to do the same, and you have Mastermind meetings (if you’re really interested in learning what these are, I will go further in depth later). My group still meets for their meetings (although I have been a huge slacker…sorry guys). I’m planning on getting back into them because they are only for an hour biweekly, and I could even just do them monthly if necessary. But since we’ve all paid for this program, I kind of owe it to them and myself to stick to it, because we help each other out. Ohh and I can’t wait to tell you guys about some of the members in my group meetings because they are awesome, but I’m going to ask their permission first.

Ok back to the point, so I printed these calendar pages, and I’ve decided to revisit the coaching modules and sort of start back over. I think part of the reason the coaching program may not have been quite as effective for me the first time around is because I actually wasn’t sure at all what I wanted. I was so wrapped up in the honeymoon phase of network marketing that I wasn’t really being all that clear with myself.

So, I’m going to redo the program and I’ll give you guys some minor details about what I’m doing, but I’m pretty sure I legally can’t go super in depth about the content of the modules since people pay for this program and Jack Canfield might get mad at me. But if you buy the book and follow along, then you’ll understand a bit more of what I’m doing.

Ok so monthly planning time!!!!

So first part of monthly planning is looking at my previous month’s goals and seeing how I did, what’s working, what’s not, etc. I’ll admit, I haven’t really been too good in the follow through from month to month, but I think I’ll do better this time.

So for September, my plan was to read 1 book a week, listen to an audio book, clean and tidy up the Laundry Room, Bathroom and Nursery (I don’t know why I’m capitalizing the room names but, just go with it). I realized that what hasn’t been working for me in the past was attempting to use credit cards responsibly…trust me, I know how to use them, but I lack a little self control. I planned on starting daily affirmations (mine was “I am focused and productive”), waking up at 5am everyday, consistent daily blogging, and limiting mindless cell phone use.

How did I do? Haha, well, I haven’t read any books, I’ve listened to a few bits of the audio book, I did actually clear out the Nursery (that was formerly my office), I am almost done the bathroom (that’s why I went shopping yesterday, I bought new mats and some artwork for the bathroom, now all that’s left is to fall clean and organize the cupboards). I did not start any affirmations, nor did I wake up at 5am. Towards the end I began blogging more consistently, and I definitely continued to use my phone unnecessarily, although I am more conscious about it each time I pick it up.

Now, in terms of the goals I laid out in my birthday post, I think I’m doing pretty good. I’m getting more consistent with the blogging, I have sucked balls in following through with my good deeds (but tomorrow is Thursday so I’ll do something on the list tomorrow), I have been doing well with exercising daily, and I haven’t used my credit card for unnecessary purchases.

Remember, it’s about progress, not perfection!

Ok so my plans/goals for this month.

I will commit to the following (being a bit more realistic this month):

  1. I will read one book this month
  2. I will listen to audio books instead of the radio
  3. I will clean and organize the laundry room (you can see why this is a top priority)IMG_4893
  4. I will wake up at 5am (but if Wyatt’s having a rough night, I’m likely going to take a pass on this one)
  5. I will continue to exercise a minimum of 10 minutes a day
  6. I will not skip a single blog post this month (ok so the catch with this is that I am committing to 31 blog posts in October…if I skip a day, then I will have to make up for it the following day by writing two posts)
  7. Complete Module 1 of the Canfield Coaching and attend at least one Mastermind Meeting with my awesome group.
  8. I will fold and put away the laundry the day that it’s done (for Denis’ sake)
  9. I will find a way to earn an additional $100 this month.
  10. I will send out my wedding invitations that have been sitting on my desk since June and currently have an incorrect date on it…I seriously should have hired someone to do all the wedding stuff for me…I’m not even sure if it’s worth mailing these out, but I have them and I think people should have them too…I might have to do through and cross out the date HAHA omg I’m so lame…I’m sure people will forgive the ghetto invites.

OK, so I’m going to go ahead and keep that list handy, and I’m seriously counting on whoever is reading this post/my blog to help keep me in check ok? If you see me slacking off, send me a tweet or PM on Facebook, or a message to info@chelsealaviolette.com. But get on my ass about it.

Also, I need to change my schedule around a little bit. Since I’m now working Wednesday to Friday full days, this means I have Saturday to Tuesday off. Normally I like to do my cleaning on the weekend when Denis is around, but I am going to devote my Mondays to cleaning days. I will be trying to schedule any appointments during my lunches so that I don’t have to come into town Mondays and Tuesdays (since the whole point is to save money on gas). This also means that my meal planning has to change to accommodate the lack of time I will have WTF after work to cook dinner. These days will be devoted to a cheat meal, slow cooker meals and well prepped meals. Denis wants to start working out again so I want to really make sure we’re eating healthy. Oooh! I’ll go through my meal planning with you guys and fill you in on the recipes I plan on making. I would LOVE it if you could share some of your easy healthy recipes with me too! I’m going to try to do my meal planning on Fridays so that I’m ready to do my groceries on Saturday, and it fits well with the Fit Friday posts 🙂

Okee dokee, I’m going to sign off now, this laundry room is nagging at me to clean it so I’m going to get a bit of that done before bed, and I still need to workout.  OK so let me know what you think of the blog so far, we’ve finished our first week together! Yay!!!! Also, please Like, Share and Comment away, and if there’s anything you’re interested in reading about, or want to know, just send me an email, tweet or text (if you know my number).

Oh and quick question…is anyone finding my posts difficult to read? Do I bounce around a little too much? If you’re finding it difficult to follow along with my thoughts, let me know and I’ll try to be better organized in my writing. Thanks 🙂

 

 

 

 

Week 2: Money Monday

Hello everyone!
So today I planned on chatting about money, budgets, etc. but I’ll be perfectly honest, I have been laying on the couch all day, playing with Wyatt, and not thinking of a whole lot of anything other than my new baby girl on the way…oh…and binge watching season 3 of Once Upon A Time. Needless to say I’m still pretty wiped from the party yesterday.

So, you’re probably wondering why I’ve been home all day on a Monday. Well, my schedule has changed with work! I was working 5 half days, but after realizing that it was a huge waste of gas driving into town for 4.5 hrs, I requested to change my schedule to 3 full days. Ideally I would have liked to increase my hours so that I get more money with mat leave, but since that’s not going to happen, my only option was to at least reduce the cost of travel (it took a bit of a discussion with my employer just to get the change in hours, but we won’t get into that here, I’m happy I got my 3 days).
So, now I am off Mondays and Tuesdays and I work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Four day weekend? Not too bad at all.

Anywho, my plan to literally do nothing all day today has been foiled. I managed to convince myself to do a workout *sigh*

Until tomorrow!

Nighty night all 🙂

Sunday Funday!

Wow! What an amazing day! We had so much fun today visiting and celebrating with some close friends and family (we wanted to keep it pretty small) and discovering the sex of Baby #2.DSC_6766 - 2014-09-28 at 12-06-01

So our gender reveal party was football themed. The idea was “Quarterback or Cheerleader”, and my amazing BFFs Kelsey and Kirsten baked and decorated a beautiful cake.

It worked out beautifully because mine and Denis’ teams were playing each other today, so we were able to watch that for the party. (I’m a Green Bay Packers fan and Denis is a Chicago Bears fan….The Pack won 38-17, I think they knew we were watching 😄 Yay!!!!)

We had around 15 peopDSC_6763 - 2014-09-28 at 12-04-13le come to celebrate with us, and there was soooooooo much food! It was a smorgasbord of deliciousness. I love to entertain even though it makes me a bit of a basket case, but I really want to work towards being one of those “flawless” hostesses. You know, the ones who can replicate just about anything and everything on Pinterest? I’m getting there. Today I was far more organized and better prepared in terms DSC_6769 - 2014-09-28 at 12-06-13of food, but I definitely slacked on the decorations department. I decided to just use the plates and napkins we had lying around from Wyatt’s birthday party because I didn’t feel like running out this morning lol . A girl I went to school with YEARS ago posted pictures of her daughter’s birthday party. It was stunning. To me, she’s one of those Pinterest moms. She’s also a photographer so she has a killer eye for all things beautiful. I love creeping her Facebook for inspiration (Her name is Krista from www.Kristaliiphotography.ca and you seriously have to check out her work).

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So the party went well, I think everyone had fun, I know I did. Ok, so I know you’re probably thinking “just get on with the reveal already!!!!” But, patience is a virtue. Oh screw it….

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IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had to post all the pictures because once I saw them, I couldn’t stop laughing at how ridiculous we (ok me) look lol My mom crying particularly makes me giggle. Also feel free to check out the video on Youtube.

Omg you have no idea how excited I am. My life is perfect now. That’s not to say it wouldn’t be perfect if we were having another boy, because it still would be, but I am so happy and blessed that I’m going to have a daughter. I love the relationship that my mother and I have and I hope my daughter and I will have a similar relationship. And I’m excited to wear matching outfits…it’s tricky finding matching mother/son outfits (I’m totally kidding….sort of).

Our next task is figuring out a name. That’s going to be tough, but the right one will pop out.

Anyway, I’ll keep it a bit short. I’ve got some cleanup to do and I’m already one tired mama. I wonder if I’ll have the energy to do another workout….hmm maybe…unless I can count the running around I did today…what do you think? Think I can get away with skipping the workout tonight? Let me know your thoughts 🙂

Tootles 😉

Love and Family Saturday Intro

It’s Saturday!!!!
I’m going to be writing this post in two parts. Today we’re going to our anatomy ultrasound where we will hopefully find out the sex of baby #2. But…we’re having a gender reveal party tomorrow so we won’t actually know until then. After the ultrasound, we’re going to see The Imagination Movers with friends of ours, so I’ll write about that after.

Pregnancy Update!

Pre-pregnancy weight: 198 lbs20140927-222427-80667367.jpg
Current weight: 202 lbs
# of weeks: 19
Overall Mood: Happy
Cravings: none really in particular, although I did crave a BLT salad the other day
Aversions: nothing major, but chicken turns me off a bit, depending on how it’s prepared.
Energy Level: improving, past the first trimester napping, but I’m still falling asleep on the couch most nights
Swelling: none
Baby: I’ve felt a couple little flutters, but nothing super strong. I think I might have felt Wyatt more at this point when I was pregnant with him, but I don’t entirely remember.

So far this pregnancy feels completely different than my first. When I was pregnant with Wyatt, I was a raving lunatic. I actually got mad at Denis for going in the garage to hang out with his friends when I had told him to invite them over…like I was seriously bat shit crazy with zero patience for stupid. This time around, I of course have my irrational moments, but overall, I’m pretty calm (I think).
I don’t know if it’s because most of my attention is on Wyatt that this pregnancy feels so different, but I do have stop and remember that I’m pregnant, which makes me feel a bit bad that I’m not devoting as much attention to Baby#2 in utero as I did with Wyatt. It does feel good that I know what to expect now so I’m a little more relaxed.

A few hours later…

20140927-223612-81372685.jpgSo after 1L of water and a little bit of poking and prodding, we were able to coax Baby#2 to give us a show! I didn’t get to see anything, but I handed the envelope off to my BFF @Kelseycanbake, and we will have our gender reveal party tomorrow! I think you can guess what Sunday’s post will be 😉.

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20140927-224244-81764507.jpgThankfully Wyatt was able to squeeze in a quick nap in the car before Imagination Movers. I was curious to see how he was going to react to the show and the big crowds, but he was awesome. He sat quietly on Daddy for

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Overall, we had an awesome, fun-filled, exciting day. I made an awesome hash brown casserole for the gender reveal party tomorrow, tidied up the kitchen – I even squeezed in a workout (so as not to “break the chain”), and then, once I finish this post, I’m going to fold my laundry (it’s 10:30 pm right now…I’m usually asleep by 9pm lol)

Fit Friday intro

Welcome to Fit Fridays!!!!

Ok so I am by no means a huge fitness buff, or health nut, but I love food (as you can see), I enjoy 312194_10150276715553277_1973318_nexercise, and I do want to be healthy, as well as set a good example for my kids. Not to mention I also have a wedding dress to fit into by December 2015, 9 months after this little one pops out. AND we’re getting married on the beach in Punta Cana, which means swimming and drinks…which means I want to look awesome in the bridal bikini I plan on wearing…Soooo I am going to make sure that I am getting healthier, one day at a time.

I’ve posted before about my plans to lose weight, and I was doing really well before I got pregnant. I got down to 198 lbs (from my all time high of 230 lbs while I was pregnant with Wyatt). I am more focused this time around on not gaining 50 lbs during this pregnancy, and so far I’ve been doing great. As of today I’ve only gained about 3 lbs and I’m about 19 weeks. I’ve been watching what I’m eating, as well as portions a little bit more, but I haven’t been exercising as much as I’d like…ok I haven’t been exercising at all (And don’t worry, I am making sure that I’m eating enough to support my growing baby and belly, health trumps weight every time).

When it comes to food, while I certainly enjoy my sweets and poutine and all things unhealthy, I actually do pretty good. I meal plan every week and we generally stick to the meal plan. I’m not interested in being too strict with my diet (that will likely change once the baby is born and it’s go time for losing weight and toning up before the wedding), so my biggest focus is going to be incorporating exercise, and “training” for birth and the wedding.

My biggest obstacle with exercise is really consistency. I like keeping a routine, but if it gets messed up, I have a difficult time getting back on track, and so I definitely need to be a little more resilient, and making sure I go through the process no matter what. I actually read a very helpful article yesterday on Entrepreneur.com about “the Seinfeld Strategy”. Read the article, but just to quickly summarize, it discusses one of Jerry Seinfeld’s “secrets to success”. Basically, while he obviously has goals, his secret to accomplishing them is by focusing on the process, not the results. When a young writer approached him for advice, he told him to get a large wall calendar with every day of the year on it, and that every day he writes, to mark that day with a big red “X”. A “Chain” pattern will begin to emerge with each day, and that his job is to never break the chain. Meaning, even when he doesn’t feel like it, even if he doesn’t think he’s writing well, Jerry wanted him to write every day no matter what. He focused on the process, not the results. The key to mastery is consistency. By trusting the process, you will see results.626854484bf91ac616669379d9a394fd

So, I am going to begin the process. I have been successful in managing my weight so far during this pregnancy, but it’s not just about the weight. I want to be stronger, and have the stamina to labour and deliver baby#2 (I had a c-section with Wyatt, and will hopefully be able to avoid another c-section…if not…oh well).

One of the things the article suggests is to choose an activity that is easy enough to complete every day, but also effective enough to make a different over time. So I’m not going plan to exercise for an hour every day because I know that it’s not realistic, although it would be effective. Just like reading a bunch of books on fitness isn’t effective, but easily doable.

Generally speaking, I will be exercising everyday to mark my “X”. More specifically however, I will commit to exercising for 10 minutes every day. This is a minimum. I found a workout DVD that I enjoy called “10 minute Prenatal Pilates“. This workout allows you to either exercise in 10 minute segments, or you can combine them for a workout of up to 50 minutes. 10 minutes a day is pretty doable, and that works out to a bout an hour a week. While that may not be effective for someone used to working out every day, for someone like me, those 10 minutes a day will not only make a difference since I haven’t been working out at all, they will also lay the groundwork for developing a healthy habit and eventually increasing the time.

I also want to start practicing Yoga again because I find it helps to keep me focused and a little more calm. I have another DVD (I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s a prenatal yoga DVD), and there is a 20-30 minute yoga workout that I intend on practicing.

My son usually wakes up between 6-7 am every day (although the past couple of days he’s been waking up early to cuddle in bed with mommy and daddy), but it’s a fairly realistic assumption that I can wake up at 5 am each morning and do my yoga. This will help set the tone for the day. While I may not want to wake up at 5 am every day, it doesn’t mean I can’t. I will have to remind myself of how much better I feel when I wake up early (because once I’m awake I feel really good about all that I’m able to accomplish before my family wakes up), but eventually it will become a habit, second nature…not to mention that it’s inevitable that it’s going to happen starting sometime in February once this second baby is born haha.

My challenge to myself is making sure I fit in the 10 minute Pilates anywhere I can throughout my day. That’s going to help teach me to not procrastinate and to make the best use of my time.

To sum everything up (in case you had a hard time following my train of thought), here’s my planned schedule:

Monday to Sunday: wake up at 5am everyday and do Yoga

Monday to Sunday: fit in 10 min Pilates whenever you can.

That should be easy enough right? Now my challenge to you (you must have seen this coming), I invite you to join me in “not breaking the chain”. Choose an exercise that you can realistically do everyday, whether it’s walking, running, strength training, whatever it is, and choose to do it every day. Follow along with me on Twitter. I’ll be using #dailyfitwithChelsea.