Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Feelin the burn


"There's no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. 
And believe me, 
it would be one of my favourite things!"
~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Well, the weekend has been and gone. I love my weekends. I love spending time as a family, the 4 of us just hanging out. Two days, truly isn't enough. 

This weekend I joined up an exercise group. After having both my girls I have been left with alot of baby weight that I am wanting to loose. I am not a regular exerciser post pregnancies, mainly due to my body not being like it used to be. Its much harder to run with all this weight, its much harder to do sit ups, push ups etc etc These days, there is also alot of other excuses that I use. The girls need me, I had a rough day, I need to finish cooking dinner, you know what it's like.

On Saturday morning, I rolled outta bed, got dressed and fed Charlotte. I really, hadn't put alot of thought in to what was going to happen and how much this was gunna hurt. I think I actually didn't want to think about it to be honest!

I am happy to say that even though it felt like the longest hour of my life, I got through it. It was hard, boy was it hard. I survived and better still I was able to drive myself home! That was a bonus. Unlike my pre baby days, when I did PT and went to the gym 5 days a week, it would take over night for my body to start to feel the ache. Ooh not now! It only took an hour or two and an afternoon of me shopping, I was in pain. My buttocks were burning with every step. When Sunday morning arrived I could hardly move. As much as I was sore and how much it was annoying as I had alot to get done on Sunday, I was soooo loving feelin the burn!

This group session is only once a fortnight unfortunately. I wish it was once a week. At least then I know I will be getting at least one good work out a week. I think I will take nice long brisk walk on the alternating Saturday morning. 

I think the main thing out of all of this, is that I hope to start feeling a bit more motivated to get moving and start exercising regularly. I need to start caring about me and doing what I need to do to start being healthy and fit again.

It's going to be a long and slow journey.... one step at a time.


Mel said...

Slow and steady is the best way to lose weight and keep it off! Good on you for joining a group - I'm hanging out to get settled in our new home so I can start doing things on weekends! Also, for this terrible heat to leave us so we can actually get outside and do things, like take the kids to the park for a runaround. I'm also tempted to indulge hubby and let him get a TV for our bedroom so he can watch his shows while I use the Wii of a night once the kids are in bed - just can't manage to find 'free' TV time at the moment!

Amy said...

Good on you! All the best for it :)


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