Friday, October 28, 2011

Late Night Work Outs

I can't believe I worked out at 9:30 tonight. Never in my life have I been a person to work out super early or super late. I just can't get over it. I'm so happy that I did it. Well, sort of. the problem with working out so late is that it gives me a major energy boost and I stay up late. Anyways, I'm so dedicated to this program. In just a few short weeks, I went from not being able to do any push ups to being able to do moving push ups. I just can't wait until I finish the program. i have seen some amazing before and after shots.

I'm not sure what mine will look like though. Since I have hypothyroidism, my weight loss is generally slower than others. I'm hoping that me watching my diet and exercising will really prove to be a good thing. I've heard that people start seeing a change in the second week of the second month - which is in about three weeks. We'll see. I have six weeks left of the program and I'm determined to do well. I don't really have a choice.

In Rodney news - he's was very clingy today. I couldn't even get dinner made without him clinging to me. Mike was out hunting and I wont lie, it was frustrating. Eventually I did get him calmed down. And of course, by the time Mike came home Rod was happy and content. So I was given a hard time about "claiming" to have a fussy baby. Go figure

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Exercising and a mobile baby

When Rod was itty bitty and I wanted to work out, or do laundry, or even go to the bathroom alone, I could. I could put him in his bouncer chair and know that in the next few minutes he will still be there. Now, he is every where. I love it. Most of the time. But working out with him is less than a simple task. Take today for example.

I'm following the Beachbody Insanity program. I love it. Actually I hate it. I hate cardio. But its getting me results and I'm noticing my strength is really increasing. Therefore I love it. Today i put Rod down for a nap. I changed clothes, got water, and pushed play. Hot Rod woke up. Really kid! I just pushed play! It was a short nap. I picked him up and brought him out to the living room. He sat on the floor and cried. Once again, I hit pause on the dvd player and took him to his bedroom. I thought he was still tired so I nursed and rocked him. He topped off and did not go to sleep.

At least now he was happy. I took him back out to the living room, put him down in front of his toys and was able to finish my warm up before Rod started fussing again. I got him some cheerios, a wooden spoon, and pot. I was able to work out only to hear the banging stop. I turn around to see that Hot Rod had poured the cheerios on the floor and was smashing them with the spoon. Ugh... so maybe the cheerios was a bad idea. I didn't have time to stop. I kept going. He was entertained.

Towards the end he started chasing after my feet and trying to untie my shoes. I would quickly move him but eventually finished. What a relief. This 40 minute would be work out turned into 2 hours of working out and baby chasing. I was glad I did it. I felt accomplished. I am happy to see the changes I'm making in myself and my body. I can't really see any physical changes but I can tell that I'm getting stronger. Its a start! I'm nearly halfway done and will be taking my 30 day pictures soon. I can't believe I'm nearly halfway through the program. I can't wait to see what the final results are!

Nutrition wise, I'm doing great. I have been drinking a chocolate Shakeology shake at least once a day. It really tastes pretty good. My favorite way to drink it is with 1 C of milk, 1 scoop powder, 1 TBS peanut butter, and ice. It tastes like a reeses peanut butter cup. :) I have also cut out a lot of junk, no longer have a soda every day, and am more conscious about eating late at night. I can't wait to post before and after pictures on here for you all to see!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sometimes the military isn't all that fun

Especially when your a military spouse, with a child, and you finally, FINALLY find someone that meshes with you so well. I've had a few friends that are great moms. Their parenting style is the same as mine and we respect each other as parents, wives, and friends. I got to see my friend Jana this year in Orlando. She will soon be moving over seas. She moved a few years ago to Alabama. I was ok with that because I knew we would still see each other at least once a year. Now she is moving to Germany and I am so sad.
Cat is the next one to leave. :( We met in birth class. With her daughter arriving early and mine arriving late they are just 5 weeks apart. Allie, her daughter, gets so excited when she see's us! Her and Rod have loads of fun together. We have become close in the past couple of months. Seeing her leave is going to be so sad. I'm not sure why God put us together for such a short time but he did.
I have two choices. I can sit around and be sad, or I can appreciate my friend while she is here a little longer. I know we will be friends for life and hopefully we will see each other in person again. I am also thankful for my other friends. God has put each and every one of them in my life for a reason. One introduced me to MOPS, another a bible study, another has been my best friend since 8th grade, I have a great travel partner, and friends who always make me laugh, and most off all, friends who will be friends no matter what. And even though we don't talk every day, see each other often, or even have kids the same age, they are important to me. I am blessed by how many friends I have and how they stand by me.