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Starting Over - Again

Friday, November 01, 2013

Congratulations to us! 3 1/2 months ago my husband and I brought home our delightful baby girl. Her big brother is super happy with her, and we are all in love with this amazing little person who has joined our family.

At this point, I am trying to lose all of that baby weight that I gained, and get to a point where I feel really healthy and good in my own skin. Frankly, I'm finding it a little harder to lose the baby weight this time around. With my son, I was living out in the country where there were lots of trails and dirt roads to walk, and a great Siberian Husky to join us in the sunshine. Of course, my son was born in early May, so I had all of the best weather of the summer to inspire my activity. This time around...things are a bit different.

Now I'm living in Portland, OR which is slightly known for the amount of rain it likes to dump on its residents. I like the rain, but it's definitely not the best climate to take a newborn child out into for an early-morning jog. My recovery from the C-section took us into August, and then there was oh so much going on all the time. Now we're in to November and suddenly the cold season is upon us. The time of over-eating, holiday meals and get-togethers centered around food. The time where the very nicest feeling a person has is when they are able to snuggle down into their favorite seat in comfy lounge clothes and just relax. Even people have our version of hibernation!

So...how do I get inspired to be active? How do I find a way to be active with my little girl and my son needing me? Hm, this is going to take some creativity. And energy. That's the one that gets me every time. Energy. I just don't have enough, it seems. Energy or time, for that matter. I mean, I do my best to pack as much into a 24-hour period as I can, but it's just too small a package to fit full-time Mommy, wife, cook, housekeeper, student, lawyer, counselor, employee, and advocate into. So, maybe capitalize on the minutes I can snag here and there? I don't know. We'll see how this goes.

The bottom line is, I'm really, truly dedicated to getting myself healthy and in shape. I'm going to make this happen. I just don't know how long it's going to take.
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