Sorry it's taken me so long to haul my butt back onto my blog! Definitely not intentional, other than life being busy. And you all know how that is!;-)
My exercising has been pathetic this last week. I got my 150 minutes in (by walking), but I was really hoping to step things up. I'm most disappointed about my beloved Stroller Fit class, though. My little munchkin has settled into a nap routine that is exactly when my class starts. At first, I tried to fight it by thinking that if I put her in the stroller, she'd sleep peacefully throughout - oblivious to her mama pouring buckets of sweat and running like a madwoman through the park. Absolutely no way. I experimented with this notion a couple of times, only to have my little one MELT DOWN in the middle of my class. It's hard enough squatting, kicking, punching, and running up and down stairs without having a baby screaming in your ear. At one point, I was physically carrying her through the park (and pushing my stroller at the same time) - no easy feat, seeing as I felt like I was lugging around lead.
Thus, I've retreated. She won. (Why do I sense that this is going to happen a trillion more times in her lifetime?). She happily sleeps on Thursday mornings without crazy fits of rage, and gives me lots of sweet smiles when she wakes up. It's wonderful. But I reallllly miss my class. It was torture, but good torture.;-)
So, I'm going to go back to long walks with her during the day, and maybe doing some weights in the evenings after my husband gets home. Can I just say something? What the HECK was I doing with all my time before the baby came? It was SOOOO easy to strap on a pair of trainers and go to the gym whenever I wanted. Really, there was no excuse. I can't believe what a logistical challenge it is now. The stuff you take for granted is incredible!
As for the diet. I've had some good days, and some so-so days. My cupboards have been completely purged of anything non-diet friendly, and it can be frustrating sometimes. I know it's good for me, but those days when I'd literally kill for an itty-bitty piece of chocolate, it sucks when the cupboards are bare. But I know full well that there's no such thing as itty-bitty when it comes to chooclate, so it's all for the best!
I finally sucked it up and got on the scale. Down 0.5lb last week, and again this week. Nothing to really shout from the rooftops about or anything - but we're travelling in the right direction, at least. Two more lbs until my pedicure - my feet are dying for them.
I'm a big list person - I enjoy checking things off as they get done. It feels very satisfying to me. This weight loss thing has been on my list for far too long now. I just want to check it off, already! (Patience isn't my strongsuit, you see). I gotta keep moving ahead so that I can cross it off my list for good. The battle continues.:-)