my first attempt at yoga.

this morning and early afternoon was AWESOME!!! it’s definitely helping with the ‘mental readjustment’. i went to bed last night with a killer headache, and the sleep was few and far between [i think little one is growing]. i let myself take an extra nap while baby girl slept until about 945, and from there she was in her jumper while i did an ab workout. the ab workout was the ‘ab ripper x’ from P90X series. i saw that it was only 17 minutes and i thought, “oh cool, maybe i’ll do it twice” – needless to say, that did not happen… i could barely make it through the dvd, and even then i stopped a lot.

the past few days i’ve been wanting to try yoga, and since the little one was being super compliant i went ahead and tried it. my abs were already tight from the earlier workout, so i kept telling myself that any attempt at yoga is great, and not to be too hard on myself. i got through about 30 minutes before i had to stop and tend to the little one, and upon returning i went on again for about another 20. this workout was humbling, and i realized that i have a long way to go!
lunch was a spinach salad with cheese and cranberry vinaigrette, with a peanut butter covered banana. it lasted about 3 seconds before i scarfed down everything in sight!
it was a very successful morning, and i can’t wait to see how i’m going to feel tomorrow. i’ll be running tomorrow, hopefully more than that pesky mile!!

well, crud.

the run felt great. i ran almost the same route that i did yesterday, with an extra street thrown in there for good measure. i ran the with Dieter dog again, and he didn’t let me down!! i thought i was truckin’ right along, mentally i’m hitting a roadblock. i realize that bouncing back from pregnancy is harder said than done, but it’s really hard to see different numbers than what i’m used to. by different numbers i mean a drastic drop in pace in both running and sprints. very discouraging. but totally worth it, if it means i get to see this darling face everyday…

i’m taking tomorrow off [i know, sounds silly having only run two WHOLE days now...] and i’m hoping i can do some readjusting, mentally. my awesome and amazing husband has been very supportive and can see me struggling with this; as always he knows the perfect things to say, so it helps out a ton!! i’ll dabble in some yoga, and definitely do some core work. also, tomorrow Biggest Loser starts back up again followed by The Good Wife! we might also make some homemade pizzas, so if all this is accomplished tomorrow it will be an amazing day. oh well, i’m sure it will be anyway!! i can’t believe it’s only tuesday!