What day is it?

I’m having difficulty remembering what day it is.  Days tend to all blur together – one bleeding into the next.  We actually still have a notebook we keep logging our son’s diaper changes, feedings, naps, etc.  Otherwise we won’t remember.  Parenthood definitely takes away some of your brain power.

So it’s already Wednesday.  Wow.

I am happy to report I did good on my workout goal for last week.  I did every workout except for Sunday’s yoga DVD.  It’s probably the one I need to most, but the one I feel least guilty about skipping.  Odd, right?  But there were days I had to force myself to do my 15 minute exercise  – and I did it.  So yay!  Small victory dance.

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My goal this week is 30 minutes.  Yesterday that didn’t happen.  Yesterday was chaotic.  My sitter didn’t show up and I had an early morning meeting with my boss – so my husband had to stay with the baby.  And from then on, craziness ensued.  You know how when your day starts off crazy, it just stays crazy.  Unexpected trip to the pediatricians office, ridiculously long lines at the grocery store for 11am on a Tuesday, all that happened.  So no, I didn’t workout then.  But I did my 30 minutes on Monday and today, so I’m just picking up where I left off.  No guilt.  Things happen.  No quitting – that’s the more important thing!

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On a totally unrelated note, while I’m happy I’ve started this exercise regime, I still can’t help looking towards next year for me to finally have some happiness.  I don’t know why – I’ve never been a New Year’s person.  January 1 is just the same as December 31st in my book.  But for some reason I feel like all the hurt and stress I have buried deep down in me will disappear with the changing of the year.  It doesn’t work that way, I know.  I just don’t have the time or the means to release it, and it will stay with me until I do.  That’s a scary thought.  But I just have to keep powering on.  When the feelings overcome me, I let them.  I don’t judge myself.  You can’t wish away sadness anymore than you can wish for more money.  So I just feel it.  And hope that one day I won’t be so sad anymore.

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But that’s my update.  Nothing overwhelming.  Just thought I’d throw this out there.

A little progress is better than nothing

I just had to pat myself on the back a little bit.  Three days of doing some working out while my little one napped (or was suppose to be napping).

I have to give you a bit of background information.

This used to be me:img_0497

After a rough pregnancy (all day sickness started at 6 weeks – ended 2 days after I gave birth) and a bad recovery (unplanned C-section, reflux baby requiring round the clock care, etc.), working out has not been in my schedule for over a year now.

Before pregnancy, as I went out to run 3-4 miles before a good 30-45 minute strength training session, I used to look at people who were walking and be jealous.  Part of me hated pushing myself so hard to get a good workout.  Now, by the end of my 30 minute walk, I’m sweating.  I’m that person I used to be jealous of – and I’m completely jealous of the old me.  Grass is always greener, right?

So part of me is a bit down on my current workout.

I’m doing the 21 Day Fix DVDs (no, I’m not a Beachbody rep – but I do enjoy their products).  And I’m not even doing all the DVD – I’m only doing one round of each exercise.  So my workouts are more like 15 minutes.  And yep, I get a little winded, sweaty, and I definitely feel them the next day (even though I’m using little to no weight).  Compared to where I was, I feel like a slug doing such a little workout.

But I have to quit comparing myself to, well, myself.  My body has been through a lot – and made a beautiful, healthy and amazing little boy.  So yeah, it’s going to be a little beat up.  And that’s ok.  Because it will get better.  And I may never be where I was when that picture was taken, and that’s honestly 100% ok with me.  My goal, to be perfectly open, is just to fit into some of my pre-pregnancy clothes.  Not all – but at least a few.

3 days down – 18 more to go, then a habit forms, right?

Productivity abounds

The great thing about a rest day, is the next day you are more than ready to go, go, go!

After a lazy Sunday, Monday was a very productive day.

I got a great deal of work done, which is fabulous.  I’ve been getting my daily tasks completed but haven’t had any time to do any research of brainstorming to improve on my daily tasks.   I’m excited to come up with some new ideas that keeps my job fun and interesting, as well as helps to improve my workplace!

I did some housework, including laundry and cleaning the stove.  I hate cleaning the stove, but it’s a necessary evil.  You cook, you have to clean.  Bleck!  I love to cook, but cleaning, not my favorite thing!

And then I went to an indoor cycle class.  I’m becoming somewhat addicted to indoor cycling and I’m not sure why.  It’s not really “fun”.  In fact, it’s more on the boring side than any of my other workouts.  But it’s challenging, and I love a good challenge.  So I guess that’s why I keep going.  One day I want to be like my favorite instructor, who powers through a very tough 1 hour workout without huffing and puffing.  She sweats, but you never hear her breathing into the mic.  It’s quite impressive!

Today has been a day off so I’m trying not to lose my productivity mojo and get things done, with some time for relaxing of course.

I did some strength training at home with the Nike Training App.  I’m starting a new program and I think I’m going to like it – I’ll give you more updates once I do a few more workouts.

I ran to Target and spent a whole lot of money.  I mean, really, do you ever not spend a lot of money at Target?

And I baked some banana avocado muffins.  Yum!  Look for that recipe coming up soon too.

So all in all, productivity abounds.  While it’s not the most exciting two days in the world, most of the time life isn’t overly exciting.  So there’s a little glimpse into my daily life.

Hope you have a great Tuesday!