Saturday, July 24, 2010

9 Months On, 9 Months Off

Jacob turned 9 months this week. I can't believe he's that old already! Yet, at the same time, it feels like he's been in our lives for so much longer.
I FINALLY am back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. The weight is distributed a little differently now, so clothes (especially shirts) still fit weird. I took it for granted how easy (or not easy) it was to lose weight after pregnancy. I did it with literally no effort after Nathan - no exercise, no diet (not even watching what I ate, except for things that bothered Nathan from my milk.... coffee, onions, etc). This time, I have tried to be more concious of what I eat, and have tried to exercise.... To no avail. Not saying I was religious about any of it, because I have no willpower. It is really hard to eat healthy when you have a son who munches all the time. I am training myself that just because he needs a snack doesn't mean I need one too. And let's not even talk about how difficult it is to find time to exercise. Jacob and Nathan finally are taking naps that overlap, but it still only leaves me maybe an hour, and I can't leave the house, obviously. I've been choosing to do other projects that I can't do while they're awake - deep cleaning, mopping, sewing, etc. I would just do it when Paul's home, but A/I don't like doing video exercising while he watches (not that he says anything, I just feel very self-concious), and B/It's too hot to do anything outside, not to mention C/His work schedule (days 2-3 days, off 2-3 days, nights 2-3 days, repeat over and over) doesn't allow for me to exercise at the same time every day to get in a habit (when he works days it would have to be before 5:30A or after 8P, and nights would be after 8A and before 5:30P). Also, D/I've found that if I exercise after the boys are in bed for the night (the ideal time), the endorphins are really kicked in and I can't get to sleep until midnight or 1 (a problem when the boys like to wake up at 6 or 6:30).
Anyways. Enough excuses. My brother loaned me his copy of P90X. I'm sure you've heard about it, if you're on Facebook. Everyone's talking about it, and there's always an ad on the sidebar. I'm determined to do it, but I think I may need to work my way in to it.
So today's the day. Exercising shall begin. Video exercising it shall be. As much as I can get in during naptime, it will have to be. My first goal is to lose 15 pounds, with my ultimate goal to be back at what I was when we got married (30+ pounds). It may take me until after we're done having kids to get to my ultimate goal, but here's to trying.

1 comment:

The Shupaloops said...

I tried P90X. I think it is actually a great workout and I also actually really like the trainer. But I would rather shower while the kids are down and I'd rather hang with Chris once they are in bed. Someday too I will work out...someday.