Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center employees have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever!
Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.
Writing a blog, for the very first time.
To make it more fun, I thought it should rhyme.
Just an out of shape mom, what do I know?
But these are my thoughts, so here goes…
I applied for the training team, about a month back
But I heard last Thursday, they’d already chosen the 6 pack
I wasn’t selected to be part of the gang
I really wanted to be, and I thought to myself, “oh dang!”
Then at work on Friday, just a typical day.
Gotta go drain a smelly abscess, oh hooray!
Then they suddenly came and surprised me with news,
I was wrong, I am going to be part of the crew!
Seriously? I was really picked for the team?
Is this really happening, or is it just a dream?
Wait, how will my body get through all the training?
Right now, just two kids and work feel so draining.
Does exercise really give people MORE energy?
Will I stop having to rely on five cups of coffee?
Will I have to wake up early? Give up chocolate?!
During the kids’ naps, will I ever get to sit?
But, for four years, I’ve meant to lose the baby weight.
With a colicky kid, fitness didn’t seem to be my fate.
Lots of excuses…playdates, errands, and cleaning to do.
But with all of that, sadly, my thighs only grew.
I’ve always felt guilty, doing things without the family.
If the kids cry when I leave, I feel so badly.
But I also feel bad about not being in shape.
So, those “bad mom” feelings, I need to escape.
This really seemed to be a great opportunity.
I’ll finally be forced to set aside time just for me.
I’m looking forward to actually being able to run a 5K.
But, how will I swim, bike, and run, all in one day?
Is it really possible for my body to do this?
I THINK I have potential, but is that idea amiss?
I poop out just trying to run up a hill.
Am I going to be able to keep up with the drill?
I can’t swim very well, and I bike just for fun.
Will I be able to do it all, once training is done?
Ok, I need to have faith, and believe that I can.
Ugh, but really, it’s been ten years since I’ve ran.
I read the blogs from last year, I see that they finished!
My feelings of doubt are beginning to diminish.
Yes, this will definitely be a challenge for me.
But, in the end, I will feel great and be more healthy!!
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s experts will put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.