Sunday, March 10, 2013
I'm trying to get back into the groove after having a baby in December. If I thought I had time constraints before having a child, I was in for a shock. I wanted to start back up a couple of weeks ago while I was still home on maternity leave. However, I was waiting to be cleared by my doctor since I had a c-section. Then I started work, and I needed to find a way to manage my time.
Now that I will be starting my 4th week back to work, I have an idea of how to manage my time. I know things always come up, but I need to not use excuses. My son will be 11 weeks old tomorrow, and although we have somewhat of a routine (when he goes to bed for the night), I know that changes when they hit milestones, growth spurts, and teething. If all I can get in for a day is a 10 minute walk or marching in place while rocking the baby, then at least I did something.
I need to remember that small steps are OK. I was running a couple of times a week before getting pregnant. I haven't gone for a run since April 2012. I need to remember that I can't just pick up where I left off. I have to start again. And I need to be OK with that.