My Struggle To Stick With A Workout Routine

workout routine workout routine workout routine workout routine workout routine workout routine Happy Monday friends! This is a very exciting week because I’m heading to Denver for a little girls trip on Wednesday! Yay! This mama is pumped! Today I’m chatting a bit about my work out routine, or lack thereof…I hope some of you can relate!

I always feel so energized at the beginning of the week, but then find myself struggling by Wednesday #whoopsie where’s the coffee?  Anyone else in the same boat? Last week I was so motivated to stick to a work out routine. My plan was to work out at home Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I was going to do a 15-20 minute workout video each day and a mile jog/walk.

The goal felt attainable on Monday as I was planning everything out. It was easy to stick to it on the first day, but when Wednesday came around I was all like ehhh…my body still hurts from Monday so I half-assed my way through a 10 minute work out video and skipped the run. Friday came around and I skipped both and decided that walking around a toddler gym was enough of a cardio session (totally lazy!).

Then Saturday I ran a full out olympic speed run on the trail downtown trying to get Noah to stop crying in his stroller. I could barely walk afterwards, and hobbled around most of Sunday in pain (FYI, I have the worst knees… I blame it on growing up a ballerina and jumping around way too much without landing properly).

This little scenario happens to me all of the time, and I end up getting a tad frustrated. I have to stop and remind myself that the reason my work out schedule is so crazy is because my life is so crazy. With my job, no two days are the same. Some days I’m at a coffee shop working, some days I’m out doing photo shoots and running errands, and other days I’m at home spending time with Noah and doing dishes and laundry.

The bottom line is that being healthy is a lifestyle. You don’t have to stick to the same rigid routine every week to be healthy. Do what works for you, and don’t stress out if you can’t stick to a routine. Choose happiness, health, and get active as much as you can when you can.

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Thanks so much for stopping by friends, and have an amazing day!

32 Comments

  1. Christine on September 19, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I can completely relate. Finding motivation isn’t the hard part, it’s finding the discipline and flexibility to keep going.
    When I find it I’ll let you know!

  2. Chelsea on September 19, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I love this post, Lee Anne. Because I’ve been struggling with this myself, and it’s been so hard to stick to a routine with trying to balance grad school, an internship, blogging and a part time job. Ugh. But I’m in that transitional stage and now it will come soon!

  3. Kathy Brown on September 19, 2016 at 8:27 am

    I’m going through the same thing. I go full force into working out and then burn out. Love the fashion pics. Look is easy and fun. Thanks

  4. Nicole Leffew on September 19, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Love this workout outfit! I know it’s hard to stay motivated but you look freaking amazing! I can’t believe you’re a mom! Have fun on your girls trip! Xo

  5. Shaheen Khan on September 19, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Totally agree, I have the same struggle and try not to stress over it! Have the best time in Denver – it was one of our favorite recent weekend trips!

    Shaheen | Lows to Luxe

  6. Nina - the HSS feed on September 19, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I’m so with you! Getting a routine started is hard and I’m working on it myself because I always feel so much better when I’m working out consistently.

    xx Nina

  7. Maggie on September 19, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I know what you mean!! It is so hard to keep up with a workout routine when you have so many other things occupying your time! However, those shoes are so cute and would definitely motivate me to work out! Or at least think about working out?

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

  8. Morgan @ Lilies + Lambs on September 19, 2016 at 9:44 am

    So true! It’s about being active and living a healthy lifestyle- don’t be too hard on yourself if it’s not a strict, rigid routine- boring! And love the outfit!!

    http://www.liliesandlambs.com

  9. Steph on September 19, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I can totally relate to this post! Sometimes it’s hard for me to get back into my workout routine – especially on a Monday! Love the workout look!

    xO – Steph
    http://www.urbanblonde.com

  10. Lauren on September 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Ive been really struggling with sticking a routine too! It seems like I need a solid two weeks before it becomes second nature!

    Fizz and Frosting

  11. Liz on September 19, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Girl I am right there with you! I had to basically start from scratch and just start adding a day at a time!

  12. lauren on September 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I love this whole look! For some reason I always fall off the wagon around this time as well.. all that pumpkin spice! 😉

  13. Caitlin on September 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    This struggle is SO REAL! I do this type of thing all the time WHYYYY is it so hard?? Good luck this week I hope we both do better 🙂

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.com

  14. Bre | Maintaining Me on September 19, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    This is so me! I get so excited about working out and get everything planned out and then by the end of the week it’s not always going so well!

  15. Amy Scott on September 19, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I feel ya! The lack of a daily routine makes it seem imposible to creat a workout routine and I am the best ever at making excuses to justify why I’ll skip today’s workout!

  16. Lexi on September 19, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I love how honest you are and I’m totally the same way!

  17. Meileilan on September 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Lee. I really really love this look!!!! Very refreshing to see. I want to rock this look on my blog someday. You are very inspirational.

  18. Lynn on September 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Believe me. I feel you sweetie. I can relate much. It is so hard to keep up with my workout routine because of several tasks. *sigh* i’m still looking for other ways to keep me back on track. Goodluck

  19. Donna on September 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    It’s SO hard! I find it easier for me to start working out and then 3 weeks later I stop for a month or two. I want to be more consistent with working out! Great post! XX, Donna
    http://www.onthedllifestyle.com

  20. Amber on September 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Well you would never know you had an issue sticking to a workout routine! lol You look great and that outfit is on point!! Girl the struggle is real!

    • Lee Anne on September 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Haha, you’re so sweet. Thanks Amber!

  21. Anna Cobbs on September 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Love this post! And I totally feel ya on the whole running as fast as you can to get a baby to stop crying, haha.

    xx – anna
    http://www.fleurdille.com

  22. Kristina on September 19, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I totally agree & workout out is always better when you have cute workout gear to wear!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  23. Anna English on September 19, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve learned having a positive mindset is half the battle! The rest will eventually come. Enjoy your trip lady!

  24. Emma on September 20, 2016 at 12:33 am

    So simple but so beautiful. This post is so refreshing.Nice blog.
    http://www.timberlandonline.store/

  25. Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine on September 20, 2016 at 4:49 am

    This is such a great reminder! Sometimes life gets in the way and that’s just part of life. I found Amanda Bisk 20 minute workouts and they are the perfect complement to other workout routines for days you don’t have much time but still want to be active in some way.

  26. Corde the Writer on September 20, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Committing to an exercise routine is tough for me. I prefer to exercise in the mornings but my day starts so early. 🙁 Those are great trainers (tennis shoes), I have those.

  27. Christine Anne on September 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    The whole being sore after a hard workout and then skipping days and days after happens to me all the time. It’s the effort that counts. Not beating yourself into a strict routine. If that was the case no one would work out because it would be more of a chore than a part of self-care.

  28. NYG@NaughtyYogaGirl.com on September 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    First of all … cuuuute outfit!! Second of all, I totally relate (in fact, probably most people can). My problem is that I’m a perfectionist, so if I set workout goals for myself (or set up a training schedule for running) and I don’t end up following it exactly to the T, I get frustrated with myself and just ditch the whole thing. Still working on dealing with that struggle.

  29. Maggie on September 20, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I’m totally in the same boat – it’s just so hard for me to stick to a routine!!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  30. suzanne on September 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Yep! This has been my life lately. And ps – totally loving that hoodie!

  31. Krista Williams on October 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Hope you had fun in Denver! Was just there 🙂 it’s so nice in the fall!

    I totally feel ya on the struggle -hard to really stay motivated all the time, but it allows me to eat more and that is what I truly care about! LOL

    Great post – love your blog layout babe!

    xoxo
    Krista
    hundred blog

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