Thursday, January 29, 2009

Weights for weight

Long time since I've posted. It's not nearly as fast to type one-handed, that's certainly part of it! Can't claim to be too tired...Andra logged 9 hours straight last night, and we managed to put her down at 10 (usually it's more like 11 or 11:30). I usually wake her up between 7-7:30 every morning, though I am hoping I can gradually transition her back an hour...asleep by 9-10 every night, up at 6, since I only have 4 more weeks of leave and I am stressing out about how I will manage to get out the door by 7 every morning. I'm glad my mom will be staying with us for a few weeks for that reason, I won't have to worry about getting things (bottles, clothes, etc.) ready for Fred to take with her to daycare. Although when she does go to daycare, I will say that I absolutely love the woman who runs the home daycare she will go to. Plus, she just had her first baby 2 weeks before Andra was born, and so she gets the whole new-mom thing.

As for workouts...I am trying to get more intense. I'd say I've managed well to get back into a routine, working out at least 5 days a week now. The gym daycare is great, and I try to go when it's less busy. I took Andra out for an hour-long walk in the Baby Bjorn Monday when it finally hit 40 (or thereabouts), and she did great. My friend Bea (formerly my trainer when I had extra $$) and I have worked out together twice this week - Tuesday we did am arm workout and today we ran and did some back stuff. She will kick my butt on weights, making fun of me if I take "baby weights" (the girl has seriously huge muscles) and I don't like to be made fun of, so I work harder than otherwise. I pushed her to run more than she would have today (we did intervals, though in total only 3.5 miles, I'm still not loving the treadmill again), so it was a nice exchange. I've decided I need to focus more on weights and less on running if I want to lose the weight I've gained since Andra's birth. I assume once I stop breastfeeding it will come off, but it's annoying that I was 146 when I got pregnant, 145 a week or so after delivery, and 153 now. But weights are more important than running, since my only running goals for a while involve distances 10k or shorter. So I do want to start longer runs outside on Sundays (or sooner if I get the BOB attachment and it warms up) but other than than, 2 focused running days a week and 4 lifting days (with maybe 2 miles of running after as bonus if I have time) will be my goal. I'll never get all 7 days in, but I will plan 7 and just take a day off when I need it.

7 comments:

X-Country2 said...

You sound like you have things really figured out. I hope to be this organized, calm, and motived when I have a kid some day. :o)

Clare said...

ha ha, don't be fooled! it looks calm on paper but in reality...it's a little stressful!

N.D. said...

I think you are doing GREAT!! Good that you feel good about daycare services when you return and your mom coming to help bridge the gap a bit.
I thought bfeeding burns more cal, so how will you lose more weight when you stop? Don't stress about it, and keep up the good work. The weight will come off! I'm sure I'll be in the same spot pretty soon :(

Mama Simmons said...

Glad you found a good training partner! And a good day care center...

WendyBird said...

How is the RA treating you?

DC Running Mama said...

You might just have to wait until Andra is a little older for the weght to come off...I've read that most weight loss for nursing moms happens at 3-6 mos.

I am so jealous that Andra slept for 9 hours. Nathan is still waking up every 3-4 hours!

Heather said...

Lifting definitely is the key to weight loss - so why's it so much less fun than running? :)