Well, I'm off to the Big Apple this weekend! I probably won't be blogging until after I get back, because I'll be busy getting myself organized for the trip. Yes, it will actually take a couple of days to pack with my six-month old baby hanging about! Never imagined how difficult it would be to get the smallest task done, I tell you.
This is my first trip without the baby. And let me state - I've changed my mind almost everyday about going. The song has gone a little something like this:
Baby laughed when I kissed her tummy yesterday - we are SO not going on this trip
Baby smiled when she saw me first thing in the morning - no WAY am I seperating from this cutie-pie
Baby refused to eat her carrots at lunchtime - hmmmm - a break would be nice
Baby had a cranky afternoon, and cried a lot in the evening yesterday - well, yes, when are we leaving again?
Baby hugged me this morning, and gave me a kiss (well, it wasn't a real kiss - she actually thought my cheek was her milk source! But I'm going to pretend it was a kiss anyway) - I am SO not going on this trip.
I am going to miss her like mad. At the same time, I think I need the break. She's staying with her grandparents, so I'll probably call ten times a day to check on her...but it's not going to be easy. Hubby keeps telling me that I should enjoy the mini-break because I'm not going to have one again for a long time. He's right, I know - but he also doesn't spend 24/7 with the cutie-pie.
Well, NYC is full of exciting things to do. Places to see. But most of all, incredible places to eat. My lovely fellow blogger Pinknest can attest to that!
There won't be any watchful eating over the weekend. There won't be any crazy gorging, but I do intend on having dessert with my dinner. I'll also be visiting Trader Joe's for the first time, and plan on bringing stuff back. I'm very excited - we Canadians miss out on the whole Trader Joe's experience. Any suggestions as to what to buy?
When I return, I'm going to ratchet things up a bit on this weight loss effort. Things have been going okay over the past couple of weeks - but again, we're progressing in molasses-like speed. I need to start seeing and feeling some results!
But I'm not going to discount some of the progress to date. I have started to build really healthy habits over the last few weeks. My diet has improved dramatically, and I have definitely been moving this body more often. Now, I just need to push myself that little extra bit so that my body will start shedding!
Wish me luck - hopefully my heart won't break into a million pieces without the baby, and hopefully I won't come back having gained 10lbs from this trip!