So I deemed "DO" as the word of the week, and yesterday I DID. I said that I would do a little more around here rather than just zone out, watch TV and tend to Jillian (although a mere two weeks after giving birth that is certainly OK to do in my eyes). So yesterday instead of watching TV, I read and listened to music (something I have really been missing lately).
I am currently reading three books (yes all at once, such a multi tasker!). I'm reading The Happiness Project, which I am really enjoying and learning from. I'm reading No Need For Speed, which is getting me pumped to run again. And I'm dabbling in the fiction book that I started before I quickly abandoned when I realized Lauren Conrad had a new book out, The Men I Didn't Marry, which is kind of dumb, but entertaining. So I did a bunch of reading yesterday which was good for my mind.
I wanted to do some cleaning, but Jillian wanted to cry every time I put her down, so that didn't happen. Maybe another day. Tomorrow grandpa (my dad) is coming over to get his mid week Jillian fix so that will give me a little time to vacuum and stuff like that. There may even be an outing in my future as well!
Yesterday I DID exercise! I got out of the house and walked a mile. No running this time because I forgot to put on a sports bra (dur - hey, I'm tired, I forget things sometimes). The walk felt great! The weather was perfection, it was good to get out of the house and it just energized me. I'm going to stick with one mile all this week and then increase mileage starting next week. Right now I just don't want to be away from home for too long or do too much too soon, ya know? After my walk I started up something I haven't done in a while (sadly) - my physical therapy exercises.
During the last months of my pregnancy I couldn't easily get down on the ground or bend to reach my foot to do my PT exercises (this sounds sad doesn't it?) so I neglected them and I can definitely tell a difference! All of the progress I made after going to physical therapy, pretty much gone. So I'm starting at square one again. This is especially important since I want to start running again soon. Tendinitis be gone!!
And then to top it off I also did some arm work (something else I neglected towards the end of my pregnancy). I just read something in one of my magazines from Tracy Anderson (celeb trainer) that says to get ripped do more reps with less weight. Since I haven't lifted a weight in a month, I decided to embrace this by getting out my 5 pounders. I did 25 reps of each: bicep curls, bicep curls with a twist, hammer curls, shoulder presses, front shoulder raises and side shoulder raises. I'm sure Tracy had like 100 reps in mind when she said this, but this is not too shabby for my first day of exercising since having the baby. Right?
Yesterday I feel like I accomplished something good for myself - body and mind! Here's hoping I can keep this up!!
In other news we took our little munchkin to her 2 week pediatrician appointment and she's perfect! Doctor said so, so it's not just my new mom bias, she really is perfection! Yay!!! Here's a picture of her in her carrier waiting to go...and Zeus getting curious.
(FYI, it looks like Zeus is REALLY close to her, but he's not - it's just the picture. He definitely keeps his distance, but he's getting a little more curious these days.)
And with that, I am out of here. Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday! (It's Tuesday, right? I have no concept of time anymore, it seems.)
Questions for you ...
- Anyone reading anything good that I can add to my list of books I'm reading simultaneously?
- Did anyone run today?