Since a 6 Pack is Slightly too Far Out of Reach...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I will reroute. That's right. Friends, I have a new goal. Initially, it was to get a 6 pack, but then I decided it's probably not humanly possible on this chickie (I've been wanting to say that all week! :D) after 2 kids. So it has been altered. Not forgotten. Just altered.

You see, ever since I was little girl, I admired the ballerinas with their pretty tight buns (as in hair, but the rear end one is also accurate - although not as a child) and gracefulness and poise. Well, I'm going to be one. My daughters dance studio is putting on a number where the mommies get to dance with their little girls. That's right. On stage. So instead of reading or catching up on work or whatever else strikes me at the moment during her class, sitting outside the dance room, I will soon be joining when they do "ballet". Granted, the little girls aren't too serious about it, but that's why the moms come in. Great. Yeah. We are going to be ballerinas. And we even get a Greek Goddess-y dress to wear. And mine is pretty form fitting. You can even see my tummy. So the goal is: make the tummy look good and embrace my inner Greek Goddess. Yeah, we'll see how the goddess one goes over. This is the first time the studio is trying this, so I guess it's all up to me to see if they do it again :)... It's also the little one's first year of dance, so I don't want to scar her too much with my dancing or my not Greek Goddess-yness... :)

In other news, I'm really working on just taking everything day by day and doing the best I can eating wise a day. And what's weird is I'm staying in my calorie range without even obsessing about it! Granted, it is the higher end, but I think that's what I need to fuel, otherwise my running suffers. Sometimes you just gotta let go, and follow your body.

I also ran yesterday! And I have a plan to kick these shinsplints to the curb! I ran 5 miles yesterday. Not far for what I'm used to, but I was so afraid of injuring myself more and I was bored to death on the treadmill. So I'm going to run every other day, adding a mile each run. And I heard it helps to wrap your leg (the lower part at least) in plastic wrap. Weird, I know, but my runner friend said it makes it feel much better, and at this point, you could probably tell me saliva would help and I'd be drooling all over my leg. Not joking here.

I've also started meditating for about the past week before bed. It's only for 10 minutes or so, but I am finding it's helping me sleep! Honestly, I only started because I read something about how it helps your running in one way or another, but I do like it, although it's insanely hard! Being the random, crazy, high energy (normally, if I sleep :D) person I am, I have a really hard time just shutting up the good ol' noggin. But now it's kind of a habit, although last night I was kind of dreading it... Any thoughts on how to help that? I try to just focus on my breathing by repeating "inhale, exhale" to myself, but now that I've gotten more comfortable with it, I've found that my brain can jibber-jabber in the background at the same time. And then there's the times when I almost fall asleep, and my head starts to fall back slowly until it hits the "all the way back" point which is quite comical actually. Or, it will start to fall forward and hit my collarbone, when I jerk it back up. It kind of messes me up since I start laughing at myself... :) And that, can be quite a problem!

Well, tomorrow's Friday. I could have sworn it was Wednesday. It's actually the opposite of last week, since last week on Tuesday, I was so convinced it was Wednesday that I was actually planning the evening and thinking about watching The Middle! I guess everything in life really does balance out! :)
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    Your daughter will love that you are dancing with her. She already sees you as a goddess, this will only confirm it for her.
    2193 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Of course you should embrace your inner godess. We all have one, we just dont get a flowy robe to wear. And godesses are ALWAYS in control of themselves, so its no surprise the meditation is working.
    2193 days ago
  • SUE5007
    Have you tried the compression socks for your shins? I hear they also work and are supposed to help keep you from being sore. Search for CEP Women's Compression Allsport Sleeve or you can get can actual sock too.

    I'm sure you'll make a wonderful Goddess. emoticon
    2195 days ago
    You might just have a six pack already, I know I do, but it's under the fat and for women to show it, it requires ludicrous body fat percentage such that you cannot bear a child (under 18% last time I checked). I'm not kidding. I was ripped years ago under 20% fat, not showing much. Fitness levels and BMI was something I can only drool over now. You're doing the right thing unless you want to do body building or fitness modeling :) Enjoy your new focus.
    2196 days ago
  • BELLE0308
    That dancing number should be a lot of fun! emoticon

    I am always in awe of people who can run. I have been a walker mostly until I recently started doing Zumba. Normally I am just fine but after an hour tonight my legs are killing me. I was going to practice the running man and I can't even do it.
    You are STRONG!! emoticon

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    2196 days ago
    Is your hair long enough for a bun?? I can see you with great buns, lol (and yes, I mean the other ones). Have fun with it and your little one.

    Meditation...It's a skill that must be practiced, but it can be learned and mastered. That said, I still have a hard time sometimes. Perhaps a mantra or rhythmic word that you say with your breath. I tell my students to 'Breathe in calm' and 'Breathe out, let go' including letting go of tension (think relax shoulders, bottom, legs, the areas we usually keep tense without realizing) and thoughts. If you have thoughts that linger, that's okay, just let them come in and go out, knowing that those thoughts can return later (tuck them away in the back of your mind for the time you are meditating). Yikes, this is beginning to sound like I am teaching a class lol. You'll get it, just practice and it will come easier and quicker.

    And, what day is it??? I am confused, hehehe.
    2196 days ago
    I have tried the same thing for sleep, but mine saying is breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. Sometimes is works, sometimes not. I should try it again tonight (ranting blog haha).

    You will rock the dance with the daughter. We will need pictures.
    2196 days ago
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