I'm a mom of two beautiful girls trying to get healthy in order to be a good role model.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Post Trip

OK, it has taken me awhile but here I am updating after my Punta Cana trip.  Before leaving I had reached 182.  The day after arriving home I was 190.  Yuck.  But considering I had planned on a 10lb weight gain I was OK with that number.  Thank goodness most of that weight was water weight.  Within a couple of days I was down to 186 and I am now currently at 184.  The horrible thing about arriving home (besides leaving the Dominican!) was that we went right into Easter weekend.  Which means that after a week of eating and drinking to my hearts content, I was faced with turkey dinners and chocolate.  I will be very honest.  I was bad.  Super bad.  I continued to eat to my hearts content. 

I turned over a new leaf on Monday.  Enough was enough.  I made my steel cut oats for breakfast for the week and took a batch of homemade turkey soup out of the freezer for lunches.  Yesterday, including a night at the gym and two leisurely walks with the kids, I dusted off the Wii Fit and did 20 minutes during nap time.  No, I didn't do the fun little balance games.  I did the cycling, hula hooping and running.  Today, I will fit in another 20 minutes on the Wii.  No gym but I will make sure I enjoy this weather outdoors with the kids being physical.

Is anyone else like this?  I go to the gym and I look at everyone walking by while I am on the bike or weight machines.  I see thin, fit people and I wonder what it feels like to look like that.  I know ALOT of women who suffer with weight gain after having kids (or hitting 30) but I have never, ever been thin.  EVER.  Unless you count 12 yrs old and I sure don't.  Will I ever have the opportunity to feel that feeling?  I hope so.  My days are numbered on Mat leave so I want to make the most of it.  Let's be honest ladies.  Working 40 hours per week and being with your kids after that really sucks your energy.  I know it will be hard so the less I have to lose after I start back at work, the better.