Tuesday, September 07, 2010
I have been on SparkPeople for a couple of days now and really wish I had written a blog entry on day one, but I didn't and now here we are a few days later. The reason why I wish I had blogged is because, at least at the moment, I feel that I have a different energy flowing through me. I guess I should probably say a little about myself before I go on.
I was a skinny child that turned into a not so skinny teenager. I was generally chubbier than my friends, but I didn't really remember being too upset about it. Within a week of the last day of school my senior I ended up getting sick for about a month. I started out my Senior year at about 155lbs, finished at about 145, and was probably under 120 by the end of my first semester of college. In other words, I dropped 25+ within 6 months without trying. After getting sick I very rarely made it above 130lbs in the years that followed.
Well, until I got pregnant. I gained a healthy amount of weight while I was pregnant (20-25lbs), but here it is two years later and I still have almost every pound of it. For the nearly 10 years that I was thin I never would have imagined that I would be the woman who could still wear maternity clothes a year after having a baby. I was sure that I would be back in my size 3 or 5 jeans within 6 months. Sorry, I really think those celebs are doing more than just breastfeeding...just sayin.
So, here I am. About to celebrate my son's second birthday and still weighing in at over 145lbs. I have tried to start working out a few times after having the baby, but I didn't get very far. So, why do I all the sudden feel this new energy? I honestly have no clue what is different this time around. The only thing I can think of is that I found both SparkPeople and 30 Day Shred.
I honestly feel great. I woke up this morning and felt refreshed. This very very rarely happens to me. I am usually lucky to fall asleep before 4am unless I take prescription sleep meds. Still didn't fall asleep at a "decent" time, but at least I felt rested and still do. All day I have felt sore, but it was just enough for a sense of accomplishment and was still able to keep up with a toddler. Actually, I did more than keep up. I am usually all about staying inside to play (aka he plays and I sit) and today we went outside and played with his soccer ball. The best part is that I don't want to stop working out. Ok. I do want to stop while I m doing it, but I want to go again and again and again.
I am not sure if I will feel this way next week or even tomorrow, but I have to think that people wouldn't keep doing it if the feeling didn't continue. I have to say, I might be addicted.