Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Oh, geeze to have a routine... at least some small semblance of one, anyway!
I like a routine, especially where my little guys are involved. And I know it's slow going to get a new baby on a routine. I really wish they'd just pop out knowing when to eat and when to sleep! I mean, he's been riding around in there for a full 9 months. He should have this down by now!
I can't believe I'll be starting back to work next week. I'm really not looking forward to it, even though I am lucky enough to have the private sitter that we do have. She watched O until he was 2 1/2 years old before I had to put him in daycare (he needed the social interaction anyway). I know little E will be in good hands... and probably spoiled, but it's not me!
Why do I have to go to work? Stupid money... stupid bills!
Anyway, no use crying over it. It's not something I can change, at least not right now it isn't. So, I guess I'll focus on what I can change.
Holy cow, do I ever have a long way to go this time around! I put on the same amount of weight with this pregnancy as I did with my first. But the weight was distributed VERY differently. This time the majority of it was just in my belly. I got the "You're all baby!" comment a lot during this pregnancy, and I'll tell you I was seriously enjoying it.
Well, guess what... the weight was surely all in my midsection, but it was NOT all baby! I actually weigh 10 lbs more at 7 weeks post delivery than I did with my first! And, now I'm dealing with just a huge floppy gut. (You're welcome... pretty picture isn't it?)
I went shopping for jeans, and ended up with 2 workout outfits instead (since my previous gym shorts and capris are also too small). I've been going to the gym for about 5 weeks but I haven't been consistent, because yeah - the only thing consistent with a newborn in the house is sleep deprivation! (Don't worry - I do nap... at least I did. Now, I'm working from home so the napping thing isn't going so well).
Also, now I'm on day 5 of the Advocare 24 Day clean eating challenge. My hubby did this back in January and was very successful. He lost quite a bit of weight and has kept the majority of it off (even though I was slowly dragging him into my pregnancy addictions. Oops!) Since having E I have fluctuated between 220 and 216. Right now, on day 5, I am at 216.2 lbs. I will not be even remotely impressed until I break through that 216 and hopefully the numbers just keep dropping. I'm hopeful at this point and will probably not weigh myself again until Day 11 (which is what the program says to do). Hopefully I'll be met with a nice little surprise on that morning.
Also, looking forward to getting back into the OCR world (Obstacle Course Racing). Not that I ever actually "raced" to win - but it was a lot of fun and now I'm part of a racing team and have gotten to meet a lot of the members by going to support the Hubs during his races. It's a second family and I'm truly blessed for their support.
I'm actually doing a run this weekend since the in-laws will be here to watch the boys. I'm excited to get out and visit with adults without having to tote around a diaper bag and a 10 lb sack-a-taters (little man).
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Oh where does the time go?
Seems like I just posted on here that I found out I was pregnantÖ and here I am about to deliver in a few short days.
Things never slow down though. I look forward to having a break for work for a while so I can focus on myself for a bit while Iím on maternity leave. Babies can be a handful, but if I remember correctly the first few weeks with son #1 were a little boring. Maternity leave in the US is a joke, just when things get interesting we have to go back to work, but I digressÖ
We are expecting another boy, and O is super excited to have a little brother.
Iím already thinking about my goals and wondering what weight Iíll be starting at once I get this kiddo evicted and shed some of the extra ďbaby weightĒ that (thankfully) comes off pretty quickly.
I have put on about 50 lbs with this pregnancy, but it is mostly in my belly and thighs (weird when I put it on all over with O). Iím hoping that because of this, Iíll be able to get back to normal a little more quickly. Also, hoping that I can be a little more efficient at losing the weight by breastfeeding (hey, I know thereís no guarantee on that, but at least I can hope for some kind of reward out of the deal, right???)
Iím actually getting ready to head to the park during my lunch break to see if I can walk enough to help things ďmove alongĒ. Iíd be totally cool with going into labor tonight!
Anyway Ė while baby stuff is exciting and all, this family is in high gear at all times it seems.
The hubs got a phenomenal opportunity to open a gym, of all things! This is quite suiting for him, since he has lost around 100 lbs over the last year and a half (more if you go back to when O was born which was his highest weight I believe Ė my last pregnancy was not good to him. LOL!)
So, Iím just touching base at the moment and keeping my fingers crossed that Iíll be posting my next post either from the iPad at the hospital maternity wardÖ or from home being on maternity leave with Baby Ninja. (The nickname is because he is actually due on the date of the Mud Ninja, which is an OCR that the hubs was actually signed up for before we knew he was coming).
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Ok yeah I know... I haven't been on here in FOREVER! Please forgive me.
But I've got to keep his brief bc wiring a blog from my phone isn't the most pleasant thing I've done.
Long story short - my hubby bought a gym. Not a home gym, an actual business! It was a Snap Fitness but he's dropping the franchise. And that's where you come in!
WE NEED A NAME FOR THE GYM!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Well, here I am again. It seems like Iíve been gone from this site a lot. I think Spark needs to launch an app like Facebook so I can keep up with my Spark friends. (Actually, maybe I should just ďfriendĒ some of my friends here. Hmmm, what a thought!)
Any whoÖ hereís a fun little update about our first obstacle race.
1) OMG Ė could it have been any more fun??? (Well, yeah it could have, but youíll see why in a moment).
2) The hubs and I set a goal to become Warriors for St. Jude, which means we would raise $300 each for St. Judeís Childrenís hospital. AND we only had a week and a half to do this since we didnít really get our ducks in a row ahead of time. WE DID IT! We raised $600 with our little team of two.
This is not too shabby when I found out that there were only 9 teams out of 7000 people who actually raised money (aside from entry fees).
3) Mud doesnít really begin to describe this race. There was mud everywhere. I am so glad I didnít bring little O with me. OMG Ė he would have been miserable! It was so muddy you couldnít even walk around! Even the people who put on the race couldnít believe how muddy it was. But thatís what happens with you mix random on again off again rain showers with Kentucky dirt.
4) And yea, I hurt my foot on the FIRST FREAKINí OBSTACLE (which was ĺ of a mile in)! So, it was interesting and I had to walk the rest of the way. Booooo!
So, without further ado, here are some pics from that lovely dayÖ
The Starting line...notice how you can tell, I'm actually wearing clothes:
After the finish line... notice how my clothes have disappeared
(I promise, I'm wearing clothes)
Wait I forgot one! My poor foot was on ice for a week! Thankfully the swelling is gone now. YAY! I'll have to post a pic of the massive bruise on the back of my leg another time.
Get An Email Alert Each Time TALLGIRLX3 Posts