Monday, January 12, 2009

AM workout

I managed to get to the gym in the morning today. After waking Andra up from her 8 hour "nap" (which followed a feeding frenzy last night where I gave her 5 oz of formula after a non-stop breastfeeding session that seemed to last forever, by the end of which I'd had enough) at 6:45, feeding and getting her ready, I handed her off to Fred about 10 minutes after my self-imposed 7:30 "deadline." (How I'll ever do that when I have to be at school by 7:15 I don't know.)

At any rate, I had a great short tempo run (half mile warm up, then 4 half miles at 8:12, 8:08, 8:00 and 7:53, then a half mile cool down). I worked...total time just 26 minutes or so, total distance just 3 miles, but it was enough. I also had time for some quick weights (back and biceps) but was dismayed at how awful my assisted pull-ups were. I used to be able to get through at least one set of 8 with the weight set at 60lbs...today my first set was 4 at 70, then 4 at 80 when I couldn't finish at 70. Second set I started at 90. Sad. I have work to do.

I'm gearing up to get serious about my eating next Monday. Maybe it's no coincidence, but I feel like I'm having feeding frenzies just like Andra. I seriously love food. Especially peanut butter (eaten by the spoonful, with chocolate chips...it got so bad that I didn't let myself even buy any more peanut butter this week, I think I have to ban it from the house the way I once banned ice cream and cookies). I might have been back at my pre-pregnancy weight (146) a week or so after delivery, but it hardly matters, as I've put back on 5 or so pounds since. (My only attempt at veiling myself from that truth is that it's really hard nowadays to weigh myself at a consistent time of day, so my "study" isn't exactly controlled...and the high school science teacher in me does not like that.) They've been fairly guilt-free pounds, what with the holidays and all, but this can't continue much longer. So this week I'm getting my goals in order, getting a plan in place, and preparing for a good solid month or two of clean eating and consistent, goal-oriented working out.

8 comments:

Mama Simmons said...

Isn't it interesting how babies go on those feeding frenzies?Amazing how long Andra is sleeping already. Moana was sleeping 5-6 hours last week butis back to 4 this week. Boo.

I think the eating/exercise thing has a lot to do with habit... Establish some good habits and routines and that really helps! :)

N.D. said...

I love peanut butter too. By the spoonful. I love the natural kind though, have you tried that? Less sugary. Try making that switch, maybe you won't eat it as much or like it as much! But you are doing great! And you should be hungry with the bfing!!

Clare said...

peanut butter without the sugar? what's the point?? :) i'm a jif girl. WAS. was a jif girl. this is gonna be hard...

X-Country2 said...

Nice work on the quick run and mini-lifting session. I imagine it's pretty hard to fit it all in with a baby who dictates your schedule so much. Good with the food. I'm a total whore for peanut butter fingers, so I'm no help what so ever on that. :o)

erika p said...

Breastfeeding definitely makes you more hungry and I always felt like my hungriest days followed Austin's hungriest days. Remember that the recommendation is 500 extra calories per day for breastfeeding (as compared to 300 extra during pregnancy).

I love peanut butter by the spoonful too - the kind with no sugar, but with salt.

Your one month picture of Andra at the top of your last post is adorable. She's a cutie! And her sleeping is amazing - Austin still doesn't always sleep 8 hour stretches at night, and he's 2!

DC Running Mama said...

I am so jealous of your sleeping baby...like Mama Simmons, Nathan has gone back to 3-4 hour increments rather than the 5-6 increments that we had before.

I, too, am having problems with clean eating...and PB. My favorite (um, can I stop talking about it?) is PB on graham crackers with marshmellows on top! I haven't lost any weight since 2 weeks post-partum and have 5 more lbs (minimum) that I'd like to lose. I am starting to think it ain't gonna happen.

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

Wow! Great splits. I was doing my tempo runs at 7.15-7.30 m/m before I was preggers. Now I can't even imagine running under 9 m/m.

I've tried to be healthy over the last few weeks, as my body was screaming for fruit and veg. Hopefully I can carry that over after the Bambino arrives. Although now you've put me in the mood for some peanut butter... :-)

jsmarslender said...

That happened to me with my weight too - lost it all and then got hungry hungry hungry and gained a bit. It balances. Oh, and yeah, peanut butter is the best. Especially peanut butter cookies. Good job on the tempo.