Regaining Motivation to Workout After a Miscarriage #BioSport
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I’m going to admit something. I don’t like working out. There, I said it. I think the people who say they enjoy it are liars. Don’t get me wrong, that didn’t stop me from doing it. I worked out at least 4 days a week. I like how I feel as a result of the workout, but I really don’t like the actual working out.
Here’s another admission, 9 months ago, I had a miscarriage. I was at my 3 month appointment when the doctor told me there was no heartbeat. I was devastated. I went numb. I spent the next 3 months crying and feeling terrible. I blamed the workouts I had continued to do, I blamed the food I ate, I blamed myself for having selfish thoughts about not wanting to get fat during the pregnancy.
I had a lot of support from family and friends, but I never told anyone how badly I truly felt. There were times I would go to bed crying. I put on a brave face most of the time, but inside I was so very sad.
It helped knowing I wasn’t alone and a lot of people I knew had miscarriages, but it still wasn’t the same. This was me and I wanted to feel bad for me. I fed my emotions. I stopped working out which was really easy since I didn’t like working out to begin with. Might as well punish myself, right? I gained 10 lbs. That doesn’t seem like much, but once you start down that path, it’s hard to stop.
I slowly started coming out of that dark place and started to feel thankful for what I do have. I have 2 healthy boys who are very happy, well behaved and loving. I have a wonderful husband who works his life away to provide us with things we need and want.
I have finally dealt with my loss(it still hurts, but I am a firm believer things happen for a reason) and am now ready to get back on track. It’s taking extra motivation. I like to talk myself out of working out lately, so having cool little gadgets to get me moving, are what’s pushing me to move again.
One thing I forget to do before a workout is make sure all my devices are charged up. I need my music, I need my pedometer, I need my walking app, I need my water…ok, no charging for the water, but you see where I’m going here.
I’ve recently been able to have most of it on my phone, except my pedometer. There are days when I get the warning of having a low battery, but I walk right past my charger without remembering to plug it in.
For my birthday, my hubby and I stopped at Dick’s Sporting Goods to check out the neat new gadgets they have for exercise. One item really caught my eye. It was the Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds. They are earbuds for listening to your music with a heart rate monitor built right in!
The sound quality is amazing and they are extremely comfortable! My old earbuds would slide around and fall out of my ears. Not very convenient in the middle of a work out. And guess what? No batteries or charging required. It is powered by your phone!
It is also sweat and water resistant. My workouts have me sweating buckets within the first 15 minutes. I go for a total of 45! Not bad for someone who doesn’t like to work out right? The earbuds work with an app I already use, RunKeeper. It was super easy set up.
- Install the free Runkeeper app on your phone if you don’t already have it(the earbuds come with a free month of Runkeeper Elite!)
- Open the box
- Take out the Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds
- Plug them into your phone’s headphone jack
- Insert earbuds into your ears(it comes with extra gel covers, so if the ones it came with don’t fit, try a different size)
- Slide the heart rate switch up into the on position
- Press button under the slider to start your music(It automatically went into my walking playlist)
- Choose your activity
Super easy! It’s time to lose those 10 lbs!
Want to learn more about Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds? Check out their website at SMSAudio.com(Don’t forget to take this awesome coupon code, BIOSPORT20, with you for 20% off your own earbuds! Hurry though, it expires 1-31-15.).
Do you have any tips for what helps keep you motivated?