Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday

I was nursing LC last night and I just can’t believe how much he has grown and what a beautiful person he is turning into. As I nursed him I just thought about how much I love him and how much he has changed me and my life for the better. That little man has really rocked my world in the best way possible. I am so thankful for every minute I have with him, I am so blessed to be his mother, and I cherish our nursing sessions so much. I am going to miss this so much. When I first had him I never felt that instant “bond” that they say you get from nursing. I don’t feel that I felt bonded to him through nursing until he was like 10 months old. Now every morning and every night it is like our special time of the day to just hang out and relax. After his bath he will walk over to the chair and start to try to climb into it like he is getting himself ready for his little night cap. He melts my heart.

Day 5 of 30

Quick check in, I can’t say that I’m doing bad this week or that I’m doing good. If I get my run in tomorrow than I will accomplish 4 days of cardio this week which is not what my trainer wanted, but it is better than last week. This is of course also contingent upon me doing my cardio on Saturday, but since I will be at the gym already with no place to go afterwards, I’m sure I’ll get it done. I haven’t eaten perfect this week, but Rome wasn’t built in day. Also, no one said I couldn’t have a piece of candy or sweets they all just said to be smart about it. I think I’ve done that. So far, I’m proud of myself and how I’m doing this week

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My 30 Day Challenge Day 3 of 30

I have to do something to take my mind off waiting to start TTC again. Soooo... i have decided that i am going to do a 30 day challenge where I challenge myself to follow the advice of my trainer and my nutritionist and eat better and workout (not daily) for 30 days. What’s the harm? Hopefully I can lose these last ten pounds, and worse case I will be in a better position health wise when we start TTC again.
Speaking of TTC I am really getting annoyed that I have to wait so long to have my RPL panel done. I really don’t see the point of it. I am very aware that in the grand scheme of things that two months is not a long time to wait, but for some reason it seems like an eternity. After I have the bloodwork drawn I will have to wait for the results and then schedule an appointment to talk to Dr. D about it. All that has to be done before I can start to TTC again. Yeah, we could just take the two months off and try again, but I don’t want to risk another CP if there is something that we could do to prevent it. I’m just so glad that we are going to be on vacation for over 50% of July so that hopefully that month will go by. I am going to call Dr. D’s office on Monday and see if I can come in July 8th to have my BW done at their office. I just think it would be easier and I’m going to be on that side of town that day anyway. Then I will go on vacation and wait.
Back to my challenge….
So, right now I am working with a personal trainer, a wellness coach, and a nutritionist in order to obtain a few goals that I have set for myself.
1.      Lose 15 lbs (I’d be happy with 10)
2.      Tone up
3.      Run a ½ marathon this fall
4.      Distress my life

My biggest obstacle is my diet. I eat a lot of carbs and sugar and not enough fruits and vegetables. I also don’t drink enough water. Next to my diet, I am my biggest obstacle. I have such a negative thought process and I always convince myself that I can’t do something. I have wanted to run a half marathon for over 5 years but I have convinced myself that I can’t do it. So, I am DETERMINED to do it this year. So, my 30 day challenge is simple, follow their advice. I am literally just going to follow their advice for the next 30 days and see where it gets me.
My wellness coach gives me goals to shoot for each week. This week, I am to focus on   
1.       Run for 30 minutes, 3 days this week OR Start the half-marathon training program (Choose whichever you feel comfortable with)
2.       Make a list of breakfast foods (healthy, grab and go options) to put on your fridge and stick to the list
3.        Add more fruits and veggies to your daily diet (fruits- 2 servings, veggies- 3 servings)
4.        Practice saying “No” to sweets and to your co-workers when they offer you sweets….the results may surprise you!

My PT, her list is simple, but I'm not sure it's really that easy – 40 min of cardio 5 x a week, in addition to my workouts with her. She wants me to watch what I’m eating, make better choices in terms of what times of the day I’m eating crap (her term) if I’m going to eat it, and eat more protein.
My nutritionist goals are in line with my wellness coaches.
So how am I doing? Well today is day three. The half marathon training program would have me doing the cardio 5x a week, but in week one of that program you run three miles. I can’t run three consecutive miles yet. I am going to postpone that program for another two weeks and just run three times this week. I made a list of breakfast foods yesterday, but this morning I grabbed a slice of banana bread instead of something that was on the list. I guess I might benefit from pre-portioning my breakfast in a ziplock bag the night before. Adding in fruits and veggies have been easy, but I’m not doing so well with the protein.
So this is where I am right now. Hopefully the rest of the day will go well....