I have a new mantra. I’ve actually been saying it to myself for a few weeks now. Especially since the pregnancy is slowing me down a bit in the workout department.
This morning I hit my weekly boot camp class. It’s really one of the things I’m holding on to while pregnant. It’s scheduled and I workout with the same group week after week. I like that I have the habit of going to the gym and meeting them on Saturday morning.
This morning was rough. I’m 29 weeks now and I can feel the changes happening in my body. I’m waddling more. I’m uncomfortable when I sit. Even standing too long makes me a little light headed. But I trucked my butt to boot camp anyway to do what I can. I ran a little. Rhode the bike a little. Did a few push ups and lunges. I by far was not 100%. Where I normally sprint, I walked. Instead of doing regular push-ups I dropped to my knees. ALL this while I kept repeating to myself…
"It’s better than watching TV"
Every little bit helps! Right? "Old Roni" would have easily used the pregnancy as an excuse TO sit on the couch. "Old Roni" wouldn’t bother going to the class at all, pregnant or not, because it would be too hard. I wouldn’t be able to keep up so why even try?
What I’ve learned these past 5 years is that EVERY LITTLE BIT counts. Everything. Every step. Every movement. Every time you do something it’s WORTH IT. Don’t let that perfectionist gene take over. The all or nothing attitude will get you nowhere. Do what you can when you can and celebrate that you did it! No matter what it is.
It all counts.
P.S. I happen to LOVE TV but it’s also the biggest energy and time suck in my life. The only time I’m completely unengaged and not active is when the TV is on. So for me "It’s better than watching TV" really means.. it’s better than sitting on the couch doing nothing and eating when you aren’t hungry.