Catching up: the anniversaries and baby

I’m barely keeping things together.  Having a new baby is challenging.  It’s not so much the sleep thing that is getting me, it’s the everything else.  Changing of the diapers, feeding and just making sure she’s content are the hard parts for me.  That’s the biggest adjustment in my life. Plus, I’ve been having to do work in the in-between times which is something I didn’t think I would have to do.  But I still have to pay the bills, right?

I am learning that I need to make some time for myself.  There’s a lot of learning going on right now and we’re only 3 weeks in.  Yep, my little one has hit the three-week mark today.  It’s kind of hard to believe that she’s here sometimes…and other times I’m fully aware she is alive and kicking.

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I completely missed it but on January 6, 2011, we decided to embark on our weight loss journey.  I’m never really sure if I should talk about the journey on the day we decided to do it or the day I hit my weight loss goal (February 15th).  I can’t believe it’s been that long.  It’s been a crazy six years filled with lots of ups and downs, but all of those things have led me to where I am right now.  Not everything has been perfect but I am happy with where I am right now.  Every day is a challenge but I’m still here fighting the good fight.

I can’t wait to get cleared to work out.  I need my sanity and security back in my life which is something working out has provided me over these years.  It’s just my way to clear my head.  I can honestly say, I’m better off physically, MENTALLY and emotionally than I was all those years ago.  I owe it all to making the healthy choices in my life.

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Also, on Monday Willie and celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary.  It was a pretty low-key day due to the newborn in the house.  It was pleasant and non-eventful.

Simply fit board

Willie got me a Simply Fit Board (link).  I watch Shark Tank a lot and I saw it.  I thought it would be something good for me to do around the house while Baby G is napping…or just when I was bored.  I’m not really sure what my workout schedule will look like yet, so anything I can do at home is a plus for me. I know I keep mentioning it, but I can’t wait until I’m able to workout again.

That’s where I am right now; trying to keep my head above water.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  It’s just a learning experience.  Thank you for bearing with me during this time.

Components of weight loss

Components of weight loss

I’m desperately trying to stay afloat which got me thinking about a couple of things.  It’s the beginning of the year so everyone is focused on weight loss, hitting the gym and eating healthy meals.  There is so much more to weight loss than just those things.  It’s a process and sometimes it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller things. Sleep is so important.  Right now I have a tiny one who is controlling my sleep schedule so it’s been a little rough. She seems to be getting more than enough sleep; it’s me who seems to be suffering.… View Post

The time I grew a human

The time I grew a human

Things happened very quickly and I really thought I was going to have another week to work on my blog. Last week things went very different than I imagined, but the best part was meeting my baby girl. That’s right, I grew a human and I finally got to meet her last week. She’s perfect! We are doing well and so thankful for everything. I’m on a workout break which is going to be something hard for me to deal with. This will be the longest period of time that I haven’t worked out since I started my weight loss… View Post

Tips for getting your workouts done

Tips for getting your workouts done

I know I’ve talked about this before but I have a new perspective on this subject.  Before working out was something that I wanted to do; I had no problems hitting the gym.  Now that I’m pregnant, I still want to workout but there are many excuses for me not to hit the gym.  Sometimes those are good reasons and sometimes those are just excuses.  I can now identify with some of the complaints people have about working out. I’ve been trying to workout 4 times a week in my third trimester.  For the most part, I’ve been hitting my… View Post

Happy Halloween and the Corner Store Run

Happy Halloween and the Corner Store Run

I’m not really a big fan of Halloween.  I don’t like dressing up and I’m not a huge fan of candy.  I never really enjoyed it as a young child either.  I don’t like to be scared or spooked and I know that’s only one side of the holiday.  It’s just not for me.  I love others enjoy it but it’s really not the thing for me.  I must be hard wired wrong or something, right?  Maybe this will change in the future, but I may be growing a child that might not like it either. Maybe I’m just bitter… View Post