Thanks for all of your getting well wishes.:-) I'm feeling a LOT better now - enough to get back to the gym tomorrow morning. I still sound like a troll, but hopefully my lungs will hold out on me when I jump on the treadmill!
I honestly think that I got sick because I'm not leaving the house enough. In fact, someone had posted a link about viruses in air circulation - got me thinking! The baby STILL hasn't gotten over her cold. And when I thought more about it, I realized that we hadn't left our little apartment for over 7 days. Yuck! We really need to make an effort to get a *little* fresh air everyday....but that'll get a lot easier once the winter has passed.
I'm looking forward to starting Week 2 of my C25K plan tomorrow! Unfortunately, things are a bit wonky because I'm starting on a Saturday - but eventually, it will get sorted out.
I go to the gym in my condo - which is really convenient for me, given all that I have going on. It's fairly tiny - one treadmill, one elliptical, and an exercise bike. There are a bunch of free-weights, one weight machine, a bench, and a couple of stability balls. I used to complain about it a lot - but now, I realize there's enough there to get me going!
Last Sunday when I was working out, there was a 7-month pregnant woman there with her personal trainer. Awesome! I like to pride myself with the fact that I was fairly active during my pregnancy with yoga, swimming, and walking. But this woman was doing sidways push-ups and squats like there was no tomorrow!
Just as she was leaving with her trainer, I found myself interrupting them, and asking the trainer for her card. As I was watching them, it got me thinking....would it be good for me to start training with a personal trainer again, at least once a week? It would be good motivation, and nice to have someone to push me through that extra mile. I've worked with trainers before, and it's always been an amazing experience. The only drawback is the cost. Seeing as I'm on maternity leave right now, we're on a pretty tight budget.
But then again, maybe I need to start putting me first when it comes to health. So, I've made some important decisions.
I've decided to work on the first 15-20lbs on my own. My goal is to lose 15lbs by end of May - that's about 1lb/week. WHEN I get there, I'll hire a personal trainer to help me through the last 20-30lbs. I'd like to get there by end of November. What does all of this mean? By my birthday (first week of December), I WILL be very close to my goal weight. Not my pre-pregnancy weight, not a "good enough for now" weight - but a HEALTHY weight for me.
My daughter's birthday is on December 21st. I'm going to help her blow out the candles on her first birthday, at my goal weight. I can hardly weight. I mean, wait.:-)
The last several years of my life has been focussed on my weight - and I'm soooo tired of it. I'd like to get on with it, already! And I know that maintenance won't be a walk in the park - but I'll cross that bridge when I get there. For now, I want to get down to business - once and for all!