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My First Work From Home Lunch Run (Or Walk)

Yesterday marked a new era.

I not only worked out on my lunch break for the first time as a remote employee, but I also kept Adeline at home with me all day and lived the life of a WAHM for the first time too! It was as much of a struggle bus as you might imagine, but my saving grace was that she took a 2.5 hour nap in the late morning! Talk about a hail Mary to her mama! I’m going to assume this epic nap was a fluke, but wouldn’t it be nice if she did that every day?!

Adeline will still be going to daycare, but a huge reason I took this new job was for additional flexibility in spending a little extra time with my girly girl during the week if my work load allowed for it. I love that I can now keep her home with me on days when maybe she’s not quite 100% or I just want to have her around.

So now that I’m officially a work from home-er, it means I now have the time to workout again on my lunch break! (Assuming I have time to take a full lunch break, of course!) And really workout. Ya’ll know I attempted to get back into my gym days earlier this spring, but eventually fell out of the habit pretty quickly. Surprise, surprise. This time though, I AM STICKING TO IT SO HELP ME GOD.

I feel so incredibly blessed to now have the flexibility in my full time job to be able to step out my front door at lunch and go for a run or hit the gym. I’m really excited for what my new workout schedule has the possibility to become!

Adam has really been working hard to get in shape, and he typically goes to the gym on his lunch break 4 times a week, and sometimes even goes on the weekends. I feel like we’ve traded places (trading spaces…who remembers that show?!) and now I’m the one cheering him on. But, suffice it so say, he’s really motivating me to get back into a routine of working out on a regular basis. Or at least try to, for what feels like the billionth time since having Adeline. Kudos to those moms who bounce back into marathons weeks after birthing a tiny human.

Yesterday I took Adeline to the lake by our house and we walked/jogged for 30 minutes. Just long enough to work up a sweat!

walking on lunch break

Hello Wave Riders. Nice to meet you again! Remember me? We used to run far together. Maybe someday…

walking with baby as wahm

If we’re being honest, I’m really hoping that adding in some more cardio during the week will help with the jello bowl that is the current situation of my stomach. That and some core work every now then. And I say “every now and then” because if we’re being really honest, I absolutely hate doing core work!

Mid-day exercise does wonders for my mood, and my motivation, and it’s a huge plus to be able to knock it out early. Before Adeline, I wouldn’t mind coming home from work and going straight to the gym, or running at 8pm in the summer. But now, my evenings are oh so precious, and each night they fly by faster and faster that the last thing I want to do is leave to go workout. #becauseolympics #becausenetflix

Fingers crossed I can make this happen!


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    Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
    August 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    You go, Sarah! Totally believe in WAHM-Lunch-Break-Workout-Barbie, you got this.

    I totally feel you on hating to do core work – ME TOO! Turns out, if you do a bunch of back work you can totally work on your core at the same time without really knowing it. That’s my little secret of the day for you.
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      Sweet Miles
      August 22, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you ma’am!!! Haha I’m working on it!! I’m hoping to go again tomorrow! Core work is totally the pits!! And I’m totally taking that secret to heart!

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    Heather @Lunging Through Life
    August 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I am so happy you had A home yesterday! And a 2.5 hour nap- girl what a champ!!! So proud of her. What a fun lunchtime though to get out and move! I loved following along with your snaps. Not sure if you follow me (heatherann517) but I’m all about sharing Annabelle on there lol I think this will be easier to keep up a fitness routine. All of my workouts are at home these days and I have A TON on my workouts page on my blog. Plus the videos to show all the moves. But most are 30 minutes or less- especially if they’ve been posted in the last 9.5 months 😉 It’s all the time I have these days! Keep going! And way to go Adam!!!

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      Sweet Miles
      August 22, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      That 2.5 hour nap was totally a fluke! I need to follow you back!!! I have no idea what my snapchat settings are!

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    August 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Good job! That is great you have the flexibility to do that with your new position. Way to go!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you friend! It has been great so far!

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    August 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    That is awesome you have more flexibility now! I hate core work too.. ugh. My husband also recently started upping his exercise routine and now it is motivating me to increase mine a bit.. which I guess is a good thing! Have a great weekend!
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      Sweet Miles
      August 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Yes!! It has been wonderful!! Isn’t it funny how much more motivating it is when our husbands work out too??

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