Hello! As of this morning, I’m one week into my little challenge, and I feel really, really good! Mostly, I feel more energized, and I can already tell my endurance is making a good comeback as well. I’m excited to keep trucking.
Sunday morning I made it to the gym for a 9am spin class. Keith and I have a pretty good system going so that whoever is going to spin gets a full night’s rest prior while the other one takes care of the feeding. We did a fairly new class, but it the was first time I could go all not being pregnant. I cannot tell you how much I love spin. The class pushes me so much mentally. It’s pretty easy to fake it, because it’s up to you to turn the resistance up and push harder. I always try to remind myself that I don’t want to walk out thinking I could have done more.
Yesterday was a typical Moan-day. Even though I’m still on maternity leave, I still treasure the weekends where Keith and I are both home together. I had a laundry list of housework to do and other things like taking care of health insurance stuff and bills. Blah. 7pm rolled before I could blink, and while I had my workout clothes on all day, I just couldn’t fit it in. Kallen’s naps have taken a turn for the worst. He goes to sleep right away but wakes up after about 20 minutes when his bink falls out. He goes back to sleep again, but it’s a back and forth saga now. Hmm…just when you think you have their sleep figured out, they surprise you! Anyway, I had read the fitnessista’s intro to her winter shapeup plan and decided to join in and do the first workout for the week. I love that they can be done at home with minimal equipment. This was a fun/intense workout involving multiple strength exercises and tabatas. I honestly thought I wouldn’t make it through even one round of tabata, but I surprised myself and busted out all three rounds. I used the interval timer app on my ipad (pic above), and it allowed me to set the right tabata intervals. Given that this was at 8:30pm, I was really shocked and pretty darn proud of myself! Keith took care of Kallen’s last feeding and putting him to bed, so I knew this little window was my only shot. Good thing!
I woke up this morning and weighed myself. I’ve lost 1 pound since last week. My instant reaction was, “Ugh”. I quickly had to reel myself in though. This is a marathon not a sprint, and I want my results to be lasting and sustainable. A pound a week is right on par with what is recommended. I’m now in a better place about it! Everything healthy decision I make gets me one step closer to my goals!