Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's Time.

Okay, it's time.

The baby is almost 5 months old. So I need to stop looking 5 month pregnant.

Here is my plan:

1) Take a walk every morning with the baby.
She's up. I'm up. Why not? It's quiet and cool out. We've done it three mornings so far. It's been fun.

2) Do Pilates.
On Demand, Exercise TV, has a great 20 minute Full Body Pilates workout. So far this week, the baby has been very cooperative after our walk and has let me do most of the 20 minute workout. Feels great!

3) Banish Cookies and Ice Cream.
I've been using food as a reward after a long day. But after a long day, I do not have the willpower to stop eating. Time to use fruits and vegetables instead. Also, I ate a bowl of pasta on Monday for dinner, and then felt like someone hit me over the head with an anvil. I think I'm too sensitive to refined carbohydrates. I will try to focus on "superfoods" that serve some kind of purpose in my diet.

So that's the plan. I need to weigh myself so I know where I'm beginning. Although I have enough BEFORE pictures from the last few months than I know what to do with.

I would like to commit to the Broad Street Run this year, but so far my knees cannot do the running. Maybe once I get a bit more fit I can try again.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yoga and Pregnancy.

I have a yoga problem: my new home that is brimming with wedded bliss is not very close to any yoga. And I need yoga in my life.

A sweet friend of mine is going to send me some a book of yoga for pregnancy, which has me totally thrilled because the suggestions for yoga during pregnancy are confusing.

Some people say you can do almost everything you used to do before you were pregnant. Others say that you should avoid deep twists, laying on your back, inversions, boat pose and all other abdominal exercises, breath retention, and anything that causes you to put pressure on your abdomen.

I am looking forward to a little clarification, and in the meantime I am being EXTREMELY conservative. Glorified stretching with ujjie breathing. Doing even a little definitely helps the pain in my hips at night... so I think I'll rush home tonight and see if I can catch the Namaste Yoga on FitTV.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

For those of you keeping score at home...

I weighed myself on Monday again. Another 4 pounds!

I got on the scale and was like "oh..OH..OOOHHH"... Gym Buddie was all like "Oh no, I can't tell what those sounds mean... Bad or Good!!!"

Good, my friend, very good.

12 more pounds to go until I'm at my normal weight.

27 pounds if I want to be at my college weight.

None of that is bad... totally do-able!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Out of Control.

So while I made it through spinning class (barely!) and yoga yesterday, today is OUT OF CONTROL!

In what way?

Well, I had an extra shot of espresso this morning, which apparently makes me crave sweets. Because I have had:
1) one piece of cake at lunch
2) half a cannoli that my boss gave me
3) one piece of coworker birthday cake

What!?! Seriously? What is wrong with me today?

I may go to the gym tonight after all.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Spinning Class tonight.

I'm scared Mommy, hold me!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Four Pounds!

Well over the last two weeks of concerted effort and learning to let go of my evening snack, I have lost 4 pounds.

Still have 16 pounds to go, just to get to my "normal" weight, but hey, I'm up for it.

Tomorrow: Spinning class.

Thursday: Yoga

Weekend: Working... boo, hoo.. Must find a way to get some exercise in there!