Sunday, September 01, 2013
This is what it comes down to: I am tired of looking pregnant. I had my baby. She is 5 months old. It is time to banish the baby belly. I am tired of all my shirts being tight around my midsection. I am so self-conscious, but I don't want to buy new clothes. I need to be comfortable in my own body. I need to by happy with what I see in the mirror. I want to show my daughter how to have a healthy relationship with food. That is going to be hard if I don't have one first.
I am back to tracking my food. I am not cutting anything out at this time. I am just going to watch my calories. I am going to try to track everything the night before. I am also going to make more of an effort to eat at home. My husband and I rely too much on going out for dinner. It is a waste of money and I generally have difficulty making healthy choices when dining out. It is also harder to preplan.
I started an exercise streak today. For now my goal will be 10 minutes per day.
I took the boys for a 20 minute walk this afternoon and then spent around 4 hours working on the lawn. This was some heavy duty stuff. I cleared out an entire section and move what felt like a million rocks, but was really about 10 big ones and too many to count smaller ones.
I would like to get back into running, but right now it kills my knees. I was about 30 pounds lighter when I started running for the first time and those pounds make a big difference. My goal is to run the River Bank Run 5k next May. That gives me time to lose some weight and train for the race. I made myself some boards to track my streaks, exercise, and whatever else I want to put on them. I am going to hang them up tomorrow. I will post a picture when they are up. I am excited about them.
My class starts on Wednesday. This is my first class since Lorelei was born. I am a little nervous and sad. I am pretty much not going to see her on Wednesdays. She will be in bed before I get home. We will have our hour in the morning and that is it. I figured out my tentative schedule for the rest of my MBA. If everything goes as planned, I will graduate in December 2015. Unfortunately they don't offer any classes I still need in the summer sessions so that is going in the Fall and Spring semesters, one class at a time. I don't want to take more than one because that would be another night not seeing Lorelei and I won't get the most out of my tuition reimbursement at work. I am doing this debt free and want them to pay for as much of it as possible. I am excited for this class though because it is with a professor I have had twice before and I really like his teaching style.