Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday Weigh-In and a NSV!

Last Week: 250.2 lb
This Week: 249.6 lb
Loss: 0.6 lb

Huzzah! The 240's! Finally.

I'm not comfortable hovering so close to the 250s, so hopefully I can get my eating and exercise together this week to make sure I get as far away from the 250s as possible. But, yay! 240s!

I only made it to the fitness center those two days last week. Stupid training got in the way. And even though our fitness center is open both before and after work, I'm not willing to make the changes that it would require to do so.

My MIL drives about 45-50 minutes every morning to come to our apartment and watch Logan every day. This means she's leaving her house at about 6:15 am to be at my house in time for me to leave for work. I'm not willing to ask her to leave an hour earlier so that I can get a workout in. She does so much for us already, and the drive is hard enough. I don't think she'd be willing to do it, and frankly, I'm not willing to ask her to.

And as far as after work is concerned, technically, I could do that. The Hubs is home with Bubber Man, and I know that he wouldn't mind if I stayed late a couple nights per week. However, my drive home is about 45 minutes. If I stay an hour late to work out, I wouldn't get home until at least 6:45. Logan goes to bed between 8 and 9, and I like to spend as much time with him as possible, because, you know, he's my kid. 

And I guess, if you were going to go all Jillian Michaels "no excuses" on my ass, the second one would really just be an excuse as to why I don't want to work out at night. Technically, I would still get to see my kid, even if it were only for an hour or two. To some people, that might be enough. Or exercising might be so important that it trumps kid time. No judgement here, but that's not me. Call it an excuse if you want, but my baby is only a baby once, and he's already growing up so fast that I just can't imagine missing any more of it than I already do.

Ah, mother's/wife's/employee's guilt. We're having fun, aren't we?

So, that pretty much leaves lunch time workouts for me. Except for the fact that the fitness trainer does classes from 12 to 1 and 1 to 2. So what I was doing last week, was taking a super early lunch from 11 to 12 and working out then, while I had the facility mostly to myself, and then eating my lunch at my desk after. I'm okay with this set up, so that's the plan for now.

Wow. This post went somewhere I wasn't planning on going. LOL

Oh! My NSV! I almost forgot...

Probably 8 years ago, I bought a grey peacoat. And it basically fit until I got super pregnant in late 2010. After that, and even after having Logan, it buttoned no more. Like, I couldn't even sausage myself into the thing. None of the buttons would close without fear of one popping off and taking someone's eye out. So, winter of 2011, I bought a new, much larger, coat and have been wearing it ever since.

Until today, baby!

I'm back in the peacoat! And nobody is in danger of losing an eye! Thirty one and a half pounds down and the coat is back with a vengeance.

Can I get an amen?!


Connie O said...

Amen to the peacoat love! I'm fitting into some things I haven't been able to wear in a while too. It's a nice feeling. In 10 more lbs., that coat will probably be too big for you.

Lunchtime is certainly the best bet for you to work out. If you had a way to exercise at home, you could have a backup time after Logan goes to bed. I don't have any cardio equipment at home, but there are some things I can do (a yoga DVD, or sometimes I'll take the dog for a walk if it's not too late yet). Just a thought.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Super pregnant. lol. It is a constant struggle as a Mom. I think it's why I switched from a gym to home DVDs and a treadmill. My kids are always around while I'm working out so I don't feel as guilty and they see me being healthy. Do what works for you.

jennxaz said...

ah the mom will battle that at any age. My kid is 5 and I still do. Try getting in activity whenever you may not be what you like...walk on breaks, walk at lunch, walk with kid when you get home(maybe job) or take him for a bikeride If you want will find the time it may not be the way you want to do it..but it will be sufficient---good luck--remember you are doing this for your kid too! He will appreciate a thinner you as he gets older...he really won't remember that you missed an hour or half hour a night with him as a baby....daddy time is important too.

Mon said...

People can say it's just an excuse but I understand about wanting to spend as much time with him as you can while he's this age. I don't have kids, but my mom is always saying how much she regrets not spending more time at home when we were wee. I say just do the best you can with what works for your life. Keep up those lunchtime workouts, and maybe get some activity in on the weekends.

Congrats on being under 250!!!