It’s no secret that one of my big goals since getting past my first year as a mom has been to get back into shape. I’ve always valued being healthy, but there is definitely something that changes when you add a child to the mix. My desire to be as healthy as possible feels more instinctual – as if a survival mechanism has kicked in and I’m doing this more for the purpose of being there for my son than anything else. (Although looking good in my clothes is certainly a huge plus!) I lost my mom as a teenager and so I think the desire to prevent that from happening to Charlie definitely drives me.
Nonetheless it is sometimes hard to stay motivated with busy schedules for both work and play. I’ve come to appreciate the time that I can dedicate to fitness and try my best to worry less about the time I can’t spend in the gym. One thing that definitely gets me psyched for a workout is having the proper gear. A workout can be totally ruined for me by a lousy pair of sneakers or clothes that don’t fit well. I am always on the hunt for the perfect pair of workout pants. I think I might have found them in the yoga pants from C9 at Target, an activewear line that is exclusive to Target and offers a variety of options for men, women and kids, all at an incredible value.
That high rise! That full leg! That hip hugging shape! I can always find a pair of workout pants with one or two of these features, but rarely all three. And they are cute enough to go from the gym to the grocery store or to daycare pickup, because of course a workout is never followed by a leisurely afternoon on the couch when you have a toddler! Staying fit and healthy is as much a gift to our children as it is to ourselves as moms, and it always feels like less of a chore when you can do it in style without breaking the bank.
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