I’m still not a morning person but I am getting better at waking up early, getting Aidan fed and ready and being on time for my class or gym session. It takes awhile but I find if I pack everything the night before and lay out my clothes I can get ready in a matter of minutes. It’s been so helpful having my gym buddy as I can’t make excuses not to go, we both treat it like an appointment. If one of us can’t seem to pull ourselves out of bed we send a text and push each other up and out the door.
I thought my major draw to the gym was the classes, something new each day, someone pushing me non stop for the entire hour… but to be quite honest I prefer the gym. I like watching the time tick by and the km’s go up. I like monitoring my heart rate and pushing on even when I don’t want to, without someone having to stand over me saying “come on you can do it, just 5 more minutes” because I know I can do it without needing to be told. That is new for me.
This past week has been difficult. Aidan has hayfever and is on the cusp of a cold. I’m doing all in my power to keep the river of snot from going into his chest which means I haven’t been able to take him to creche, meaning I haven’t been able to go to the gym. Steve came home early a couple of days so I was able to go in by my self but not everyday. My main concern is getting him well so I’m trying not to beat myself up about it or let myself feel guilty. I’d feel worse if I did take him to creche and he got the other kids sick. Hopefully this week will be better because I’m missing the burn.
I never understood what people meant when they talked about “feeling the burn“. My first week it felt like a third degree burn but then it got better. Then I found myself going in on Saturdays and as I was going for it on the treadmill and shaking it to the Black Eyed Peas I found myself smiling. I was enjoying myself, sweating it out in the gym on a beautiful Saturday. Now it’s been almost a week since I’ve gone and I feel so sluggish and my legs feel like dead weights.
This is my usual weekly routine:
Monday: Mothers Group / no gym
Tuesday: 9:30-10:30 Cardio & Weights
Thursday: 10:30-11:30 Aqua
Friday: 9:30-10:30 Cardio & Weights
Saturday: 10-11 Cardio
Sunday: Family Day / no gym
It takes up a lot of my morning as I have to get ready, feed Aidan and get him dressed and have left the house by 9 and I usually get home around 11. That time slot used to belong to blogging and since the transition I’ve found it quite hard to find time to blog without feeling like I’m abandoning my family in the afternoons once Steve’s home and able to watch Aidan. Re-branding “Danimezza”, setting up shop, revamping the blog and all the giveaways took up a lot of time and I put more pressure on myself physically and emotionally by joining the gym when I did. You know what though, I’m glad I didn’t put it off any longer.
So I’m still trying to shuffle things around and as I type it’s 2am, so I’ll admit I haven’t quite got a handle on things yet but Rome wasn’t built in a day… and neither was a content woman. Every six weeks I’ll be checking in with my trainer Neil and that’s when I’ll post about any changes and how I’m going with it all. If I’m brave enough I might even share my weight and goals. I’ve heard blogging is a great way to hold myself accountable and whilst I don’t want my blog to be classed as a weight loss blog, a check in every six weeks isn’t too bad of an idea.