I have 3 weeks until I see a large number of friends and acquaintences who haven't seen me since I was pregnant. I have a few pounds left over from said pregnancy which make a lot of my clothing a bit on the tight side. I would like to be better fit for when I meet them. Plus, it's cheaper to lose weight than it is to buy a new wardrobe.
So, I started an exercise program, one I HAVE to stick to. 20 minutes a day, I can do either aerobics, pilates or various individual muscle workouts (leg lifts, etc). I also have to cut out unnecessary snacking and focus more on proper meals and between-meal healthy snacks.
So....my measurements are 30" waist, 40" hips, 22" upper thighs. My weight is 138 lbs.
Today, I did 20 minutes of aerobics (non jostling dancing), first with my son in my arms, and then with 10.75 oz cans of soup as weights. *laughs*
I believe in planning my day not around my son, or despite my son, but WITH my son. After he nursed and was changed, his activity consisted of dancing with mommy. I got exercise and he got bonding time. 10 minutes into the dancing, he started dozing off, so I tucked him in his cradle for a nap. He wasn't going to go down easy. He dozed for a bit and then woke up a bit frightened, so I went in and gave him a pacifier, kissed him, tucked him in better and smiled and said, "Go to sleep, honey. You're safe. Mommy's just a few steps away and God is always with you."
"Mommy's just a few steps away." I've been saying that a lot often without realizing it's become a mantra of sorts. Today, I added "God is always with you." I think I'm adopting that whole line. I want my children to remember me saying it to them.
"Mommy's just a few steps away and God is always with you."