June 3, 2013

hello old friend.

My day?  Started at 4:30am.  I was all excited because Elsie had been asleep since 10pm (not that getting her to sleep was any easy task or anything), so I was thrilled for some consecutive hours of sleep.  Except then she didn't want to go back to sleep.  And then she was up again at 6:15.  And then Ry came bounding out of her room at 6:30am.  Even though sleep buddy was still on because woot!  She wanted to be awake!  Grrr.  Since then the kids have only been asleep for about 30 minutes at the same time.  So, uh, this mama is tired.  And so is my mama.  Cause we're at her house.

But good news on the fitness front this week.  We made it back to the gym!


The only downside is that right now, getting there?  Kinda stressful for me.  Elsie just can't stay awake long enough for me to feed her, get us there, work out and get us home, and get Ry settled in doing something or what not.  And she doesn't fall asleep, or stay asleep, in the carseat.  So if we go to the gym she misses a nap.  Of course I feel guilty about that, but its not like she likes napping anyway?  I don't know.  I'm sure we'll figure it out eventually, but going to the gym isn't quite as rewarding as it had been.  Thankfully Elsie has done great in the childcare.  The first day she was a bit fussy when I came back, but I wasn't surprised.  She was tired.  The other two times she was happy as could be.

I got in three runs totaling 9 miles, and one cross training workout.  Hopefully I can keep my mileage around 9-10 miles a week until mid July, and then I really REALLY hope I can start training for some fall half marathons.  Not 100% sure if I'll make it work, but I want to!

Now, the healthy eating?  Not so hot this week.  Still WAY better than I used to be, and better than I was in Georgia, but I've been caving to chocolate in the evenings.  Usually just a handful of dark chocolate chips, but still.  I had been doing SO good!  I need to have some dessert alternatives on hand so that I'm not so tempted by the chocolate.

Ugh.  Yawn.  And now I'm going to go pass out in my bed.  Link up your health and fitness related posts below!


fifth house on the left | family blog said...

great job! it's been so hard to fit in workouts now with two babes. we do stroller strides and i love it, but i need to start up my running again. sadly, i need to run on the treadmill since it's over 100 degrees outside already around here. it sucks. quick question, do you still count calories or are you just being mindful on what you eat (clean eating, etc.). i'm just starting to count the calories again, but it never fails that i seem to cave somewhere down the line in the day and it's usually sweets in the evening. ugh! it's a never ending cycle. great job on getting back at it mamma, you look great!!

Kristal said...

Miriam misses a nap at least twice a week because of the gym/errands/Isaac/life. I have forced her into our routine far more than I EVER did with Isaac, simply because I have a 3 year old and things need to revolve around him at least sometimes.

Point being - do your thing. She'll fall into your rhythm soon enough. :)

Nessa Bixler said...

Hooray for making it to the gym! Getting a workout in with my two littles is so tough. My littlest is like yours - a non-sleeper. I used to wake up before my oldest and get the workout in - but my son wants to be up at uncalled for hours of the morning... yawn.

Caitlin MidAtlantic said...

Good job! What if you try getting there, then feeding/changing, and then... missing the nap. Some babies just aren't nappers, so maybe she'll be ok? Or she'll get used to this routine?

Kelley said...

Good job making it to the gym. The other ladies are right, just keep at it and you'll find your rhythm. It took me until my second baby was 1 to find mine.

Kelly Janowski said...

I admire that you've committed to getting to the gym. I have no kiddos and it's all I can do to keep up with training.

The "L" in ELF said...

Just a thought, but have you thought about gating off her bedroom door? My sister did it and we do it. It keeps the kiddo safe in their room until it's time to get up and gives them time to play, read, etc. in the morning. We just leave his door open when we go to bed and gate it off.

Also, you pretty much rock. I fell off the eat well, work out wagon the last couple weeks since I went back to work. Hopeing to get back on this week!

ash said...

Give yourself some slack. Youre doing great. One thing that works well for Tyler and me is to schedule our workouts. They are on the calendar and basically non-negotiable, kind of like work or appointments. If he's not home I get a sitter si I can make yoga. Keep up the great work!