The workout for today could not have been more perfect.
It was only 8am and I was already frustrated. Grayson was already cranky and crying. I was at my breaking point and kept thinking how I can keep going. I can keep going and I did ... read all about my day by clicking the "read more" on the lower right.
As I mentioned, today was rough. I mean even the morning was rough. At least I usually have a content baby in the morning and then in the later morning and afternoon is when I get cranky baby haha. But not today. It all started with a 6:30am wake up call. He was wide awake and I began out routine. Changed his diaper and fed him. About an hour later, I put him down for a little nap. He was tired ... but he was fighting it.
I workout in the same room where he sleeps right now, so I tried to ignore it and began my workout. Have you ever tried working out with a crying sleepy baby? I am not going to lie, it gets on your nerves a little bit! Don't think I am a horrible mother by keeping him in his bassinet. He needed to sleep and me picking him up would derail that. And I was right because about 5 minutes into my workout, he did end up falling asleep.
But that's when my workout came into play. It was a kickboxing cardio workout. Punching and kicking? Yes please! Our studio Tone It Up trainer Chyna really pushed us as we kicked and punched our way to release all that tension and frustration. And I sure did. I was literally dripping sweat after the 30-minute workout. I not only felt amazing but I felt renewed. I cannot say enough how great working out first thing in the morning is. It is also becoming part of my daily routine and becoming a habit. I love it! I have never ever felt like this EVER in my life. The routine and habit of working out. So wonderful.
Well ... today was kind of rocky day but you know what, Grayson is the best thing to happen to me (and Joey) so I do embrace everything motherhood has to throw at me. I am, however, also human. We all have nerves and sometimes teething, fussy babies can get on them. But let me clear this up ... the frustration is more of him being in pain and that there is nothing I can do to help him (besides giving him teethers). I feel useless and like I can't help him. It's a bummer but I know it's only for a short time. We will BOTH will overcome this. Until tomorrow!