Mama’s Workout Warnings
Before you start worrying, no this is not going to become a workout blog. But in all things Motherhood and whining related, I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about one of the most popular New Years Resolutions. Weight loss. Though weight loss is not a direct commandment from God, taking care of our selves and our bodies definitely is mentioned.
So I have started working out again after quite a few months off. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I the military we had yearly weigh-in and man, oh man, those were rough. I would start dieting and working out about three months before just to make sure I made it every year.
Well, after I was medically retired from the Air Force I’ve had a few surgeries, five kids, a struggle with infertility, and no motivation to stay a certain weight. I go through phases of working out and dieting and then I inevitably fall off the wagon and go back to eating my stress away. I don’t recommend it because let’s face it, eating just adds different stress but alas here I am in need to get back on the proverbial bike of getting in shape.
In my struggle for finding the right work out class and the right combination to get fit again, I have often wondered why they don’t have warnings for people on the work out class description so that people truly know what they’re getting into.
For instance, I was in a BarreFusion class, and I was thinking,
“Why doesn’t this class have a warning?”
“Warning 15 minutes into this class your inner thighs are going to hurt so much your going to wonder if this class is worth it, but if you stick it out, you and your husband will thank us.”
Or I took a strength class and though I do have a serious should/bicep issue I thought it might be a good way to rebuild some strength, Exactly 7 minutes into this class I thought the warning needed to be.
“Warning, if you take this class no matter what your strength level is at, make sure all your babies are walking. Because by the end of this class we will make sure you can’t pick up anything.”
I mean they might have less attendance, but babies everywhere would be grateful.
Zumba, so I love Zumba, I’ve taken it several different places, and I learned everyone has their own style. No matter how long I’ve taken this class I know that I am not going to look good doing it, but it’s fun anyway. I learned though; sometimes you need to ease into a new instructor. So I thought a great warning would be.
“Warning if you have never taken this class, set your ringer on your phone for halfway through and fake an emergency until you’ve worked up the stamina to make it through a whole class.”
Great warning, this way you save face and don’t have to fake a potty break, you can just leave.
I’ve also taken some classes that have a lot of high impact jumping; I feel like these classes need to be very clear and very upfront with the women taking them in advance. It really is a public health service.
“Warning, this class has lots of jumping and high impact, if you do not have a reinforced sports bra or if you are prone to peeing you may not want to take this class. Consider yourself warned!”
I mean seriously people, there are some things women just can’t go into all willy nilly. We need to know these things.
So, to all you Mama’s out there, I may have never given birth but trust me, we all deal with similar issues. If you think of taking a class or you invite a friend to a class you take, make sure you give her the proper information so that she can be prepared.
Yes working out and taking care of ourselves is very important. The bible states the importance of taking care of ourselves 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
Yes, Ladies working out is a great way to take care of your bodies, but don’t go into it blindly though. Do your homework. Go prepared and get moving.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20