Sunday, February 08, 2009
Well my family has had two weeks of crazy sickness. It started with little Claire and the stomach flu...but she was such a trooper. Then Daddy got the same gastro-intestinal bug, but managed to get 15 hours of sleep......not something I have had the luxury of doing. Then poor Charlotte got a terrible cold, was up every hour and a half for a couple of nights, leaving me utterly exhausted and downright, well down! I had a queezy tummy for a few days but fortunately that was all, but between caring for everyone else, it left me drained and my exercise program went out the window!
Well I am back from being in the trenches of motherhood, it has warmed up a few degrees here, so I am feeling better and up again. So far everyone is on the mend.
Therefore I must get on track with logging my food with due diligence and back at my exercise routine.
Well, it is one way to beat the February blues!
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Had a bit of a meltdown yesterday. Decided that yesterday was the day I would go for a run outdoors....still doing the treadmill. Went to the running room with the girls to buy a balaclava. Clearly the run was doomed from the start.....my husband was inbetween his 12 hour nightshifts, I was home alone with a 2 year old and an 8 week old, oh and it was -10 with a windchill of -18. Once I realized that the run wasn't going to happen I began to cry and it was as if the floodgates were released. My poor hubby didn't know what to say, and Claire kept asking what was wrong. Luckily my dear friend came to the rescue, swooped in and took Claire to her house for the New Year's Party. I managed to sit calmly as my baby slept and got sorted out. Being cooped up in this house for 4 days and the business of the holidays had finally taken its toll. Needless to say I managed to wipe my tears away, think of everything that I should be thankful for and made it to the party. Oh and I did manage to do a walk/run on the treadmill.
So now for my New Years resolutions. Besides the usual being happy, thankful etc, I can't really count getting healthy as one because I started this journey in December and I won't be so cliche to say that my resolution is to have no resolutions....no offence. I think my resolution for 2009 will be to slowdown and enjoy the journey...and not be so obsessed with the destination ( speaking of cliche! lol ). So the first thing will be that I will not step on the scale until Feb 1st. No more obsessing and stepping on it 5 times a day....not healthy or helpful! I am going to focus on eating clean, logging my nutrition and fitness and gearing up to run a 25K trail race this October.
In the meantime I will enjoy the moment, my two precious angels and my supportive hubby.....It is too easy to think about what is next.
So Happy New Year to everyone.
P.S I will also not stress that during these freezing months my 2 year old may watch more TV than I would like because it is impossible to take my 8 week old out in this weather.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
My mother called last night to say that she was the fortunate recipient of a rather large "treat" basket that was delivered to her workplace. She advised that she planned to bring it to our house on Christmas day. I kindly asked that she not and perhaps wrap up some of the goodies as a gift for my mother in law. She was initially offended, but I explained that I didn't want anything around that would encourage "mindless eating". I realize that I have to exercise will power....but why invite temptation when I have made the efforts to avoid having such foods in our house.
I plan to do my "run" upon my return from visiting today. I also plan to do my workout on Christmas day.....before lunch/dinner. Planning on making a healthy butternut squash soup for lunch.
I am down 2 lbs but don't want to record it until after the holidays ;)
Merry Christmas to all.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Good news, got the all clear from the obstetrician to resume all normal activities! So I went for my first "jog" on the treadmill today.
I did 25 minutes and although my mile and a half time was a far cry from what it normally is, it felt great to run.
I am sure that the run has helped me to manage this rather stressful night with two fussy babies and a husband on a 12 hour nightshift. I am pulling my hair out at the moment....
Well I must run, by little Charlotte appears to be unsettled again....
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