Speaking of weight... When I gave birth to my son two years ago I assumed that because I was breastfeeding that the pregnancy weight would fall right off. I made plenty of excuses for eating poorly. When my son turned a year old we threw a birthday party to celebrate. When I saw the pictures from the party I was horrified by how I looked. It motivated me to join Weight Watchers. I lost most but, not all of the baby weight. Then I became pregnant with my next child. I didn't gain as much pregnancy weight this time around but, I still gained about 35lbs.
|36 weeks pregnant|
|Last weekend with the kids|
I'm done having children and I really want my old runner body back.
My running has been a great outlet for me, even though it's harder than it used to be I really look forward to the physical and emotional release that it gives me. I'm only able to run about 4 times a week. I have a pretty rigid schedule between dropping my kids off at daycare, work, visiting my daughter on my lunch break, work, commute home, eat dinner, family time, sleep, rinse and repeat. About twice a week I get both kids in the car 30 minutes early so I can get a quick run in before work. It's not ideal but, it's better than nothing. On Friday afternoons I get off of work early so I plan on making that a long run day. Sunday will be my other long run day.