Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Sweating to the Oldies

I’m starting to feel old. My body doesn’t bounce back like it used to. Heck, my body doesn’t bounce like it used to, let alone bounce back. Peanut is heavy. He likes to be held and carried. He spends the majority of his day on the floor playing with toys, but there are times when I have to pick him up. He’s heavy. Did I mention that? Anyway, my back hurts. This is new for me, but it’s been going on for several weeks now. The last week or so it’s been bad enough for me to take some Ibuprofen on a daily basis.

I think it’s the lack of exercise. Or it could be the lack of stretching. Maybe it could be both? I’ve always been a fairly active person, but I’ve slowed way down. Which is odd since I have this boy to chase after now. I was going to the YMCA twice a week, but the timing is hard. Ok, it’s not that hard and I’m using it as an excuse, but there are a few things to consider. I am super protective of his naps. I try very hard to keep his nap schedule regular. This keeps him much happier and therefore keeps me much happier. Messed up nap days are cranky mommy days. So it’s hard for me to time it between naps and meals. The daycare doesn’t open until 8 and closes for an hour in the afternoon to clean. So we end up not going. I know it’s an excuse and I could go if I really wanted to.

I’m not sure which to tackle first, my bad eating habits or my lack of exercise. I need to do both, but I can’t handle both at the same time. Baby steps. Once I get one started and under control I can start the other. The exercise should probably come first. When I exercise it makes me want to eat better to not undo all the work I did. The problem is I have zero motivation. I REALLY want to get in shape and feel better, but not so much that I’m going to get up and go do it. What’s wrong with starting tomorrow? Other than tomorrow really never comes?

My clothes seem to be shrinking and I don’t know what happened to all the cookies I baked, but this is not enough to get me off my duff and to the gym. What will it take? I’ve been thinking about something like Weight Watchers or a trainer at the gym. Both seem silly since I know what things to eat and I used to be a trainer. It’s one thing to be someone else’s coach, but another to coach myself. Help me internet. Give me a push.


KD said...

Girl, I don't have enough motivation for myself, let alone for your skinny butt. ;-) When I finally got my butt in gear I had the motivation of trying to get pregnant. That is probably not your motivation, but surely there is something that you really want. To fit in a certain outfit? To weigh a certain number? To be X pounds lighter by Christmas? Make a real goal and then figure out what it will take to get there.

You might like WW or the trainer just for the guilt trip. The more people who know you're trying to lose weight, the higher your chances of feeling guilty for eating a pan of cookies. I told all the girls I work with I was dieting so if I sat down with a king size candy bar they would all see and know.

thefatgirlblog.com posts everything on her blog so the whole world knows when she's been bad. You could try that route too. I'll be a cheerleader for you! :-)

Kevin said...

I know what you mean by them being heavy. My elbows hurt the most from carrying him and I'm pretty sure my arms are 2 inches longer than they used to be.