I have never much enjoyed going to the gym, however earlier this year our local gym was offering special when you enrolled a child in swim school. I had a 'trainer' who wrote up a program and I was supposed to go three times a week.
Whilst in theory 3 times a week is possible, I found it difficult to co-ordinate with work, home/toddler, hubbies gym nights etc. Very quickly I settled into the routine of going to Iyengar Yoga once a week.
As much as I LOVE yoga and the way I feel when I regularly attend, it becomes very easy to make excuses and negotaite with yourself. On a Wednesday night after work it would be I'm a bit tired, I'll go on Sunday instead. Of course on Sunday the excuse is I'm too busy, it's right in the middle of the day, I'll just go on Wednesday. Then of course with the morning sickness it became I'll go once I get to the second trimester, I'll feel better and have more energy then.
Finally today I went back to yoga (after checking with my Ob first that it was OK). There are certain poses that I cannot do, or have to do differently from the rest of the class. But the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment was wonderful. I have finally found my motivation!
And with that motivation still fresh I came home and finished the earrings I have been working on, the Bubbles Earrings
Now I just have to hang onto the motivation tight! Wish me luck.