Current Happenings

Saturday, January 8, 2011

❶ (recap) Yesterday was a good day, for a first day. None of it seemed difficult, except maybe when I was in the middle of my exercise. It is hard to believe that it wasn't so very long ago that I had been running and lifting weights consistently. What a difference months of bedrest and birthing make! Wow. I feel as weak as a newborn kitten. The eating went well though.

By the end of the day, I was a little surprised to find that it wasn't difficult for me to have gotten through the day without junk food. I am thinking that my problem these days is that I become so busy with what I am doing that I get too hungry, and then I just grab whatever is close and easy. If I put healthy foods nearby, I don't think that it will be a problem to cut most of the junk out of my diet.

I was a little low on my calories yesterday. I was shooting for 1,600 and only came in at 1,276. It's not *bad*, but it also wasn't what I was hoping to accomplish. I'm sure that it will all work out in the average of calories for the week though.

Goodness, I am sore. My hips, thighs, and bottom are very stiff. I'm glad that I decided to start out with exercising every other day, for the first couple of weeks. It feels strange to be so physically tired after such a small amount of exercise. Today, I will rest, and then I think that I'll give "Just Dance 2" another try tomorrow.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Here I go again on my own....

Well, I have been doing a lot of thinking, and not about New Year resolutions or anything. Actually, what has been on my mind has a lot to do with my husband. There are some disappointing things that come along with all the body changes that go along with carrying twins. Yeah, my skin looks funky, but I can deal. There are other areas of concern that I can't so easily make peace with though. They need some work. Some things I can "fix", and some that I can't. I just want to do what I can, and see what happens.

Anyway, today is Day 1. I am shooting for around 1,600 calories and around 30 minutes of exercise each day. Sure, it's not much. Still, I've got to start slow and get some "winning" days under my imaginary belt. I also need to try and get parts of me used to movement that aren't currently used to being utilized. My first goal is a loss of 29.5 lbs. that I am going to try and get off by May 13th. If I can shed it faster, that will be cool. If not, it works out to roughly 1.64 lbs. per week. That is completely "do-able". By then, the weather will be much nicer, and the boys will be 10 months old and perfectly able to take trips in the stroller for a while. It will also be much easier to set the boys up with a snack, and leave them with their father while I go to the gym. So, this is where I will start. By the end, I will be much happier, mobile, and even able to run again if I choose. I'm sad to say that nearly 30 lbs. is a 'start', but I know how hard it is for me to break through my "barrier weight", where my body doesn't seem to want to easily go down any more without seriously tough work. That is when I have to get down to brass tacks.