Day 1 – A million times over

Running shoes, the gym, fitness journey

Well, this wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t have a post focused on fitness and one of my endless struggles in life. I fall down and I get back up. And I get back up and then I fall down.

Let me paint this picture for you. Maybe you can relate to this one. It’s Saturday morning. It’s 6:00 a.m. and I am up! Ready to get the day started. I’m exhausted from the week, but I am energized once again. I throw on some eyebrows because somewhere along the way, I’ve lost them. A little mascara will go a long way this morning and don’t forget to touch up those brown circles under my eyes! They just keep getting darker. I brush my teeth and throw on some Calia leggings. I’m hoping they make my butt look smaller. Holy cow, how did it get this big???? I realize these leggings are not magic. God, how I wish there was magic in this lycra! LOL! But, there is no magic! I put my cute little workout tank on and realize that the last 3 months AWAY from the gym have rendered me “Not Tank Ready”. A quick change into a t-shirt and bonus, it covers my ass too! Whew, much better!

My hustle is still in motion. The weekends are just as filled with sports and carpooling as the weeknights are. On this Saturday morning, I wake up Kiley. She has practice. I make my way downstairs to make my coconut oil flax seed toast. What can I say? When I am in, I am in 100% and it’s back to weeds and seeds. Day 1 AGAIN! It’s day 1 AGAIN! I am writing this because I know so many of us moms are on this cycle. I do 6 months of awesome. No, make that 6 months of amazing! And then something knocks me off course and just like that, 3 months off. In a blink of an eye it all crumbles. Too tired. Too exhausted. Too busy. And boom, just like that, I’m out of sync and out of shape!

And then, repeat! I get back on the horse. Since I had my kids, this has been the pattern. I do have to say that I am proud I get back on track. But I wish I could crack the code.  If I’m going to be honest, which I will always be when we are here together, I just think I deserve to take a break. My schedule is 100% undeniably crazy. And a few times a year, it gets to be unbearable. I feel like I am on the hamster wheel running through ever part of my day. And I jump off and take a break from it all. I watch a little too much Netflix and when that is happening, it also leads to too much ice cream and chocolate. It’s so strange how 1 thing always leads to the other. And then I freak out because all of my clothes are too tight and I jump back in with both feet! I always feel better when I am working out and that is what I remember every time I restart.

So guess what? It’s DAY ONE AGAIN! Let’s do this! Hustle Moms, Hustle!



Nicolle Lamb

Nicolle Lamb, CEO/Founder of Lane Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing, Nicolle took a leap of faith and started her own company in 2020. She is doing amazing work helping her clients ensure their advertising budgets are spent wisely! She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with 3 amazing kids, one awesome dog, and a wonderful husband. Baseball, Fastpitch, and Volleyball schedules are just a few pieces of Nicolle’s Mom Hustle. Spring tests her sanity every year due to these sports schedules. She enjoys decorating, DIY projects, pretending to be a runner, reading, and spending time with her husband, 3 kids, and her dog.