Hi. It’s me again. Looks like I’m not going anywhere. For those of you wondering just who might I me, I am the ghost of Christmas Past….oh, I kid. I’m the chick who had a baby almost 10 weeks ago, yet I still look 4-5 months pregnant.
After posting last Monday, I was so excited and motivated by all of the kind and encouraging comments that I actually dragged myself to the gym to exercise for the first time since February. It was wonderful and I was reminded of the “why” I like to exercise. I vowed to make it back before the week was over.
Ask me, yeah, go ahead and ask me- Hey Lisa, did you make it back to the gym last week, for a second round?
The answer, folks- NO.
I thought about it each and every day and I wanted to do it, but there always seemed to be something in my way. Between nursing sessions, naps, mealtimes, taxiing the kids around to school and playdates and activities, washing and folding laundry and other house stuff (OMG- the laundry for our family of five, lordie lordie and the clutter-ugh), Christmas shopping, etc etc. Taking care of the kids. There is so much that requires my attention on a daily basis. I will not sacrifice anymore sleep than I already do.
Yes, the reality of it all is beginning to sink in. If I want to exercise on a consistent basis and truly begin my weight loss journey, then I have to make it a priority. But WHEN do I make the time?
Am I ready to do that just now?
I want to be able to say YES I AM, I WILL EXERCISE FOUR TIMES A WEEK, EXERCISING COMES FIRST ABOVE ALL ELSE, I WILL BE A GREEK GODDESS BY THE TIME I AM DONE.
But c’mon, let’s be real here. I am still struggling to create our new “normal” and it’s gonna take me a little more time than I thought. I’m not going to stress over it, not right now anyway. I will do what I can until I get the “mother of three” title under control and then I will kick exercising into high gear.
On the plus side, I managed to get to the gym this morning, and once again, it felt so good to exercise. I forgot how social the gym can be, as well. I spent the entire 45 minutes of cardio time chatting away with two friends. It flew by and before I knew it, I was done. And I felt GOOD. AND, I got the added bonus of having fun, adult conversation without my children hanging ON me. Yeah Me!
I will revel in the baby steps for now.
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