Well life has been good lately!
I’m starting to feel like my crazy “newborn baby life” is starting to settle down into a more predictable schedule. Yay! Carson is such a sweet, good-natured baby. He sleeps quite a bit during the day and is a pretty good sleeper at night too (he usually does a 5-5 1/2 hour stretch.) He’s also generally happy and only cries when he’s tired, hungry, needs to burp or needs a new diaper (not all of my babies have been like that, lol!)
He is such a doll and I’ve been soaking up every second of his sweetness.
I love, love, love him and wish I could hold and snuggle him all day long!
I’m happy to say that I have a little more energy and don’t feel like a walking zombie anymore too! It’s been so nice to be a little more productive. Yesterday, I made applesauce with my 4 year old. It was really easy and actually sort of fun!
I’ll post the “recipe” and procedure on here soon.
While the applesauce was processing, we played the game, Flash Point…
I’m not a big fan of this game, but my kids LOVE it! It’s a “firefighter” game and you try to save all the people before the building collapses. I have to admit, I change the rules quite a bit when I play with my little ones though. I make it a lot simpler…we basically always save ALL the guys and the cat and the dog!
Oh, and sweet little Carson slept through the entire applesauce/game playing adventure!
I’ve still been trying to eat well and for the most part, I’ve done pretty well. However, I struggled this past weekend! Gah! Weekends are tough.
I haven’t been taking a ton of food pics lately because I’ve pretty much been eating the same type of things.
Egg/veggie scrambles with fruit for breakfast…
I also had a slice of homemade zucchini bread this morning too. I created a “healthier zucchini bread” recipe over the weekend and it turned out awesome! I’ll share the recipe soon!
I’ve been having big ol’ salads for lunch….
And this is what we had for dinner last night…
It was just grilled chicken, roasted veggies and corn on the cob. YUM!
I’ve been eating other snacks throughout the day including a few chocolate chips for good measure, lol.
I’m SO HAPPY to say that I EXERCISED…..for reals today and yesterday!!!!
Yes, I ran on the treadmill last night and it was…….humbling.
Woah. It felt so so great to run again, but it was so DANG hard! I am so out of shape and it’s depressing. I wore one of the cute outfits Fabletics sent to me, but I was definitely poured into it! It was so nice to be in exercise clothing again though.
I decided to run 2 miles at a 12:00 pace. Yikes. My “normal” running pace used to be around 8:00-8:30 and 12:00 used to feel almost like walking to me.
I’m sorry to say that the 12:00 pace was freaking hard and kicked my can! It actually felt like a sprint, lol! I also had to walk a little bit too. Crazy.
I’m about 20 pounds heavier than I normally am and I felt EVERY single one of those pounds! Man. How much I weigh definitely affects my running! My body just felt SO HEAVY and sluggish. I could feel the extra weight in my shins, knees and joints too. I’m definitely going to ease back into exercising/running so I don’t injure myself.
I have to say losing weight and getting back into shape is so tough! The scale HAS NOT moved for me in over 2 weeks and it’s so frustrating! It’s so hard to feel so out of shape too. Exercise is SO MUCH more fun and so much easier when I’m in shape! It’s so rewarding to push my body to the max and feel so capable and strong.
I miss it.
BUT, I will get back there again! I’m just going to take it one day at a time.
I decided to do a little weight lifting today. I created a bicep/triceps workout and incorporated a fun plyometric workout that I saw in Oxygen Magazine (February 2014) too.
My cute son exercised with me too! He really enjoyed the plyos.
Oh, and Carson got his own little workout in by kicking his legs on the bed alongside us, lol!
Here’s the workout I did (it took me about half an hour)….
Complete 3 rounds of each set (10 reps of each exercise.)
One-Legged Forward Hops (10 on each leg.)
Triceps Overhead Extension
Cross Body Hammer Curls
Triceps Extensions laying down
I really enjoyed this workout. I used a 10# dumbbell and it felt SO HEAVY! I used to do these exercises with 12-15# dumbbells, so it was weird to have 10 pounds feel so heavy. It was…..humbling. The burpees also just about killed me. I wussed out on a few of them. It is seriously crazy how much my level of fitness has deteriorated.
I’ve heard that the body can get back into shape quicker if it’s been there before though. I SURE HOPE SO!
It’s really tough to have faith that I WILL get back to my pre-pregnancy body when exercise is SO hard and the scale doesn’t budge even when I’m eating well, but I am a very stubborn person and I WILL get there again!
I figure when you’re out of shape and overweight, you have TWO choices……1) You can get frustrated, feel overwhelmed, give up and consequently stay at that weight and level of fitness OR 2) Work your freaking butt off and stay committed until your ideal weight/body is achieved….no matter how long it takes!
I’m definitely going to do the latter.
Well, that’s the latest on my post-baby, out of shape life, lol! I did take my 6 weeks postpartum picture on Sunday….
That skirt used to be VERY baggy on me. In fact, it got to be so big on me that I stopped wearing it because it wouldn’t stay on! It is very snug on me now, but I was grateful to have something in my closet that FIT!
Now that I’m exercising I’ll try to take my weekly pictures in exercise clothes. It won’t be pretty, but I really want to demonstrate and share my weight loss journey with all of you!
Well, I’m wicked tired and need to head to bed. I hope you all have a great night. xoxo