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This weekend…

October 9, 2012

…my mom, sister and I took a trip to the spa.  Or, as I call it, the spahhhhhhhhh.

I’m not going to lie: it was fabulous.  As spas often are. 

It was tough leaving Lila—I shed a few tears when we said goodbye at the airport.  But—she was in good hands:

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Literally. 

And I think it can be good for moms (or dads) to take a few days away.  It was REALLY nice to just breathe—to not worry about bottles, or diapers, or teething (or school and grading, for that matter).  And of course, it was really REALLY nice to sleep.  Period.

Plus, skyping with a baby:

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…is actually pretty fun.  🙂

We took workout classes in the morning—strength classes, spinning, and yoga, plus a foam roller how-to class thrown in for fun.

And I came away thinking, “MAN I miss working out!”

I’ve been plenty active, and have actually gotten very good at attending regular yoga classes about twice a week.  But, other than that, my “workouts” have consisted of walks with the baby bit.  And nice as those are, I miss getting in the gym and actually, you know, sweating.

When I was pregnant, I thought for sure I’d want to take up running again after I gave birth.  There’s a half-marathon over Thanksgiving in Shreveport that I’ve done for two years now, and I thought it was a given that I’d do it this year too.

But…basically, I just don’t want to. 

The thought of getting back into long runs is just not appealing to me right now—I can’t even pinpoint why.  But, I’m not going to force myself to train for a half-marathon if my heart isn’t in it.

I AM going to force myself to start going to the gym more regularly though.  I miss it.  The fact is, BL (before Lila), we could go to the gym practically any time we wanted.  Our schedules were SO open and flexible, and so we had no trouble fitting our workouts in.  But now—not so much.

I think one reason why I’ve quit working out is because I get so busy during the week.  I always think that I’ll find a time to fit my workouts in, and I just never do.  Grading takes over, or Lila needs me, and the idea of a workout just flies out the window.

I accept the fact that, in order to get them done, I need to start scheduling workouts in like any other appointment through the week.  So that’s what I’ve done:

Workout Schedule

Monday (yesterday): rest

Tuesday: HITT class at our Y

Wednesday: Yoga, plus 2 mile run

Thursday: Body pump class at our Y

Friday: Hot yoga

Saturday: rest

Sunday: Hot yoga

I was able to schedule the workouts in around my teaching schedule, Ryan’s teaching schedule, AND Lila’s (kind of) schedule, so I have no real excuse for NOT doing them.

I’m hoping that posting it on the blog will keep me at least SOMEWHAT accountable.  I’ll let you know how it goes!
Little bit is off to her six month doctor’s appointment this morning:

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(this is what happens in the South when the temperatures fall below 70 degrees)

Can you believe it!?? Six months already…time really does fly. 

Have a great day!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2012 1:23 pm

    Hope the appointment (and shots- ick) go well! A spa weekend sounds amazing. We were away from the peanut for a wedding this weekend- good for the head, but tough to be away for sure!

  2. October 9, 2012 2:02 pm

    whenever i have to spend a night away from Wes i’m going to 100% totally lose it – but a spa vacay sounds pretty spectacular right now 😉

  3. October 9, 2012 4:36 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been 6 months already – where in the heck has time gone?! I haven’t been too motivated to get to the gym lately either – I want to, plan to and feel great once I’ve gone; it’s getting out of the house that seems to be tough. For me, I think it’s the cool weather and shorter days – I’ve gone into hibernation mode!

  4. October 9, 2012 6:11 pm

    She’s getting so big and so much personality going on. And if you don’t want to do long runs, then there’s no reason to force it “just because.” Do what you enjoy. Period.

  5. October 9, 2012 9:19 pm

    I don’t know who”s cuter…you or Lila! Love that hat on you! I’m glad you’re finding a balance that works for you. It’s not easy, but it does come eventually!

  6. October 10, 2012 2:14 am

    The spa weekend sounds divine, so glad you enjoyed it. And totally understandable on long runs, I go through periods where they don’t appeal to me either and there’s no need to force it. Adorable pics!

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