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I did nothing...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I did nothing when I got home. I don't mean I sat on my butt and watched the evening go by, but I didn't do any workouts yesterday... and I'm okay with that.

I think I got the mental health break I've been needing. I got home late because I had stopped at a friend's house. My husband had dinner on the table, baby was fed and asleep. We ate dinner in silence.

The baby was still asleep after dinner, so my husband and I got in bed and watched TV and chatted. We have been watching the original Mission Impossible episodes and the original Hawaii 5-0 episodes. We talked, we laughed, he tickled me, I scratched his back. It was so nice to have adult interaction that didn't consist of "where are you going to be today? did you have any flights? how many poopy diapers did the baby have? blah blah blah blah blah"

I woke the baby up to feed her around 10PM and she sat with us on the bed and cooed and giggled until she fell asleep around 11. I really enjoy her new found awake and not fussy time. Just a pleasant evening.

Stormy here today. I have a workout date planned with my workout buddy, Jamie. She found out she's 11 weeks pregnant and everything is looking good so far. I'm praying for her. I'm worried if the storm keeps up, the base will close the pool and she and I won't be able to swim. Lots of lightning on my commute this morning.

Anyway, have a wonderful day friends!
Love and hugs to all of you,

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/29/2012 12:24PM

  You sound very happy! It's so good to hear that in your "voice"! Hugs for you...Robin

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I was good on my nutrition. I ran a shorter distance than I wanted to. I underestimated the distance from the heritage center to the house. I will know for next time. Did the SP mat workout.

So far, so good today. Of course, I am at the office, so there is no temptation to eat bad (its out in the middle of nowhere). However, being motivated to workout when I get home is the tough part after not seeing the baby all day. I have to remember I'm doing this for her too. Even if its just the bike trainer for 20 minutes, I will do something!


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GINILEE4 2/28/2012 6:12PM

    OMG. You are back at work already? Here in Canada we get 1 year of parental leave with employment insurance for that period. Either parent is allowed to take the leave or they can split it. I know , years ago, we only got 3 months leave. I went back to work and made myself sick over leaving my baby. I lasted 2 months of working and became a stay at home mom. You are simply amazing woman. Keep up your great exercise and nutrition. You'll be back in shape before you know it!


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MAKINANIMPACT 2/28/2012 10:31AM

    It can be tough after being gone all day and then come home and see your kiddo. But you have the right idea, that even if it's for a little bit, you are actually doing it for yourself to benefit her later in life. Shoot, add her too the mix! Then you'll have time for you and for her!

Have a wonderful day and just keep up what your doing!


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10 pounds in 10 days...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wish I could say I'm happy about this, but I GAINED 10 pounds... it can't be all muscle mass.

I'm using this setback as a way to regain focus (although I don't feel like I lost it... I'm a little confused how this happened). I'm following my meal plan to the letter for the next two weeks. Period, end of story. Ideally, I do 12 workouts per week... my goal this week is to complete 10 of them.

I'm trying to not let this get me down. I just can't believe I weigh 190 pounds. :/

45 pounds to go...

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/27/2012 8:37PM

    I haven't had a baby and I've only lost 8 pounds in 15 months. Let's spend the next 2 weeks just focusing on doing what we know we need to do, ok?!

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/27/2012 1:38PM

  Has anything changed? Like nursing to not? Also, could be that Jane is requiring more, so your body is holding onto more of the calories that are coming in. Remember your hormones aren't exactly on even keel right now. Keep on keeping on and I bet it will come back down as fast as it came on!

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/27/2012 1:22PM

    This could be from your monthly cycle.

Who knows, next weigh-in may be down 15!!


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STUFFEDPUPPET 2/27/2012 10:52AM

    You will get there. You are right it's probably not all muscle mass but I bet part of it is. Don't let this derail you. Count your work outs and make them count. You got this!!!!

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I have no plans!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I'm not sure what to do with myself today. I have no plans. I'm thinking about seeing if there are any appointments at the spa I go to. I have a 50 dollar gift card and would love a... well... anything... manicure, pedicure, hair cut, whatever.

I've been so disciplined with my workouts... not so much with my eating even though I'm staying within my calorie ranges.

Maybe I can use these next two "no plans" days to regain my focus on nutrition and still have a little fun.

Have a great weekend folks,

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/19/2012 1:36AM

    I could use at least the next 2 days to do the same. Enjoy your YOU time whatever you do:-)

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Workout buddies...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My best friend hooked me up with a friend of hers that just moved to Morgantown and we have since become workout buddies. She doesn't run, but is super fit. She's a cyclist, swimmer, etc. Also, she's a mom to a 14 month old and is expecting her second. She gives me a lot of advice, both parenting and fitness.

We were on our way back from the pool last night and had a very interesting conversation. We have similar eating habits, to which I was very surprised considering she's stick thin (even while she's pregnant!) and I'm well, not. I never have been and probably never will be. We talked about trigger foods, junk food, etc. Here were some of the things that we both "suffer" from:
- we both love junk food (the types of junk food vary between she and I, but we both love our junk!)
-we both know that there are certain things we just shouldn't eat because we will go overboard. Better to not start at all then to start and not be able to stop.
-our families both have a history of addiction (interesting)

It was nice to relate to someone on this level.

We are trying to plan a walk with strollers for this afternoon, but the weather may not cooperate. keep your fingers crossed!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 2/17/2012 12:12AM

    It's great that you have a sounding board for your eating and parenting issues. I hope that you get some great weather for getting out and about.

Spring IS coming, albeit slowly (at least in our neck of the woods - we had a snowstorm for Valentine's Day -- lovely driving!!).


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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/16/2012 9:27PM

    What a great friend and resource! Hope you got in your walk. Its nice to have you back!

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/16/2012 11:52AM

  That is such a special when you get to meet with another Mom of young children. So glad you found someone to talk and work out with. Praying for good weather so Miss Jane can get some fresh air! Hugs...Robin

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JOHNTJ1 2/16/2012 11:15AM

    I am glad you found somebody to work out with. Getting back onto a program, no matter how much we look forward to it, can often be dull and boring all by ourselves. But when we have a friend working out with us the time flies by and the next thing you know we are standing in front of the mirror with a huge grin on our face when we see the progress we've made.

Glad you found someone who has something in common with you. You can support one another and possibly create a life lasting friendship in the process. I am glad you are back.

Much love

PS: Would you send me a picture of yourself when you have that huge grin on your face!

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