Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It has been a while.

Ok, so I will start with my excuses first. My laptop is pretty much shot and I am using a tablet, so typing is pretty difficult. I have a almost 15 month old son (how did that happen?) and I am working full time. Now that that is out of the way I can give the real update.

Life is good and although financially we have been really struggling I am happy. I do the best I can with what we have and put my sons needs first, just like any other good mom. It does make eating healthy more difficult but I do my best. My focus has really been on working out daily and I have to say I have been kicking butt. I officially started on Jan 1st and have worked out in some way every day. I made a promise to myself to make a real effort and not just count walking around getting groceries but rather activity that I put a sports bra on for to qualify it as a workout.

I have been running, using the couch to 5k program and I am super proud to say I am on week 7 run 3. Which means I am able to run 25 minutes straight without walking! I use the c25k program every other day and on the days in between I either walk 30+ minutes or do yoga. I have missed 4 days tops since new years and I think that is pretty darn good.

I do find it hard to take the time away from my son to workout in the evenings. My husband has been great in supporting me by taking over his dinner/bathtime routine so that I can workout. I still feel guilty that I am missing out on that time with my son. I find myself rushing my cool downs trying to be done more quickly to spend time with him. I know I deserve it and I know having a healthy mom is important to him too. That doesn't really make it easier though.

I thought about working out in the morning but since my treadmill is in the room right next to my son's it would be too loud while he was sleeping. Plus I would have to get up obscenely early and that just doesn't work for me. SO at this point it is what it is and I know the time away from his is worth it in the long run when he has a healthy mom and role model.

SO that is the scoop. I will try to be a better blogger but I am not making any promises! I am just chugging along. I hope to have a 5k planned for spring or fall depending on how my transition from running on the treadmill to running outside works out.