Monday, August 22, 2011

Time to get back on track!

Well, not a real track yet. My baby girl is 8 weeks old today and the closest I have come to a track is eating one of these!

She is starting to smile and even laugh, which just makes my heart melt, but unfortunately nothing else is melting off. I'm still pretty close to my final pregnancy weight, like 160! In my world of hopes and dreams, I'd like to be closer to 125. So, its time to start doing something about, besides loathing myself in the mirror and then eating a treat to console myself. Great logic, I know! Plus, I've just really missed you all.

Since my pelvic bone hasn't yet healed all the way, going straight to running is out of the question, especially since Coach has benched me from doing it and I don't want to face his wrath! My plan is to join the gym and do some water aerobic classes with the old ladies, hoping that will be lower impact. Then I believe I can start doing some ab work, my six pack is just begging to reappear! Ok I haven't had a six pack for 7 years, but it could happen! And I am working on getting my jogging stroller, so hopefully I can start walking at least.

I think since I haven't run in so long, almost 11 mos (!) I'd like to try the couch to 5k program since that is where I have been spending most of my time! Any opinions on the program?

Hope you are all doing great and enjoying the summer race season! And as will probably happen a lot, I leave you with a picture (or two) of Miss Riley!


Julie D. said...

she is adorable!! I totally get the not liking what you see so eating a treat to console yourself thing....I've been doing way too much of that. No worries, you'll be back at it, soon've got babies to cuddle. I'd take that over running any day...and I really like to run! :)

LB said...

what a cutie patootie!!!!! take your time, you'll be back before you know it!!!

Zaneta said...

yay!! She's adorable!!! Congratulations!! :)

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

Hello! Best of luck getting back in the game!

What a doll!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

HI hi hi hi!!! So happy to hear an update!! That little girl is ADORABLE!!!

So water aerobics is amazing! When I lived in WA I was an instructor and taught twice a week at least! Just keep in mind to stay in water that hits you either at the nipple line at the shallowest for lower impact. It will be great!!!

imemary said...

Couch to 5k is a pretty effective way of going from zero to race day. I liked it well enough after I had my kid.

Colleen said...

Riley is adorable! Can't believe that she's 8 weeks old already! :)

Hey, take it slow. We're glad you're back. And... there is nothing wrong with a little donut love when you are in the dumps. At least, that's what I tell myself! :)