April 30, 2009

Things Are Going To Change ... Starting Tomorrow

I havent been feeling too good about myself lately (or since I had Brooke, in general). I've mentioned before that my body is just not the same, but I generally just complain about it instead of doing something about it. Top that off with the back and neck problems that I still have not scheduled physical therapy for, and I am just feeling pretty crummy in general. In addition, I am eating horrible food all the time. I have a latte and pastry for breakfast, often the same thing for lunch, and then we eat out (take-out) for dinner. I dont have healthy food to eat at home, and even when I do I dont actually prepare it. This is largely due to the challenges of grocery shopping and making meals with a baby, but also largely due to my own lack of initiative.

I woke up this morning and decided things were going to change.

I was going to try out (and sign-up) for this new class. I was going to start eating better. I was going to schedule physical therapy.

It started off pretty well. I had berries & yogurt for breakfast. I went to Starbucks for my latte, but didnt get a pastry! I had a decent lunch (and made it versus getting take-out, fast food, etc). But thats about all that I did right.

This morning I was supposed to have a trial class for Biceps, Babies & Buggies, a class I really want to take this summer but am a bit worried about how it will work with Brooke's nap schedule. (This class is a continuation of the post-natal ab class I just finished up). Well, the weather is not so nice today ... so no class trial.
Strike one

I had a friend with car trouble who was stranded with a 6-week old baby. I decided to be a hero and go rescue her, and had to park in front of a bakery (Bombon Americano) where we had to sit and wait for the tow truck.

Strike two

I was going to call and schedule at least one session of physical therapy and have realized that I lost the prescription for therapy that my doctor gave me.

Strike three

I'm officially out. I'll give it another go tomorrow.


Rookie on the Run said...

It is SO hard to adjust after having a baby. Take... pardon the pun... "baby steps" for now in terms of your health/fitness goals.

Make a couple changes at a time and don't be too hard on yourself. You are still a "new" Mommy, and that's a tough job.

It does get better!

Jess said...

I'm sure it's gotta be so hard to adjust your eating and exercise to fit the baby's schedule, but I'm sure you'll get it figured out and will feel better in no time!

Mary said...

You may not care for my opinion Dawn, but I say you're doing a fabulous job. You've made Brooke your priority and spend so much quality time with her, which will reap great rewards down the line when she turns out to be a happy healthy well-adjusted little girl. In that sense, you really are doing something for yourself.


lifestudent said...

For sure Brooke is the Princess! We get nothing but quality time and I'm hoping it makes her a happy child versus a spoiled brat ;)

I wouldnt change a thing ... and couldnt even bear to be apart from her if I had to!