Happy Monday! Normally I would post about our weekend, but there isn’t much to say. I didn’t do much other than run a race and freak out about what I should get Ryne for Christmas, so I’ll just talk about all that later. Anyway, I should have posted my five month postpartum info on Friday, but I totally slacked off. I’m trying to plan a fun, holiday-themed unit for my third graders and I keep hitting road blocks. I feel like I try so hard with so many different things, that I end up just half-assing everything. I’ve definitely got to work on that, but that’s a post for another day, right?
So without further ado, here is how I’m looking these days. I finally feel like I look like “myself” again. I can fit in all of my old clothes, run with confidence, and all that jazz. Ryne and I actually looked at my one month postpartum pictures, and neither of us remember me looking like that. My puffy face is definitely the best part. 😉
The last bit of proof of me even being pregnant is the spot where my belly button ring used to be. I took it out way before I got pregnant, but it still stretched out a bit. It’s not that bad, but it still makes me feel crazy for ever wanting one! I’d take a smooth belly now over a piercing then any day. Ah, the teenage years… I can’t wait to see the crazy things Maddux will want to do when he’s older. Hopefully we can talk some sense into him.
Here are my stats for this month:
On the whole, I am very happy with how I look and feel right now. I know that I could have had health issues after giving birth, so just being healthy and happy is good enough to make me feel like a million bucks. That being said, there are a few things I know I need to work on. I’m now only two pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight, but I’m not where I want to be fitness-wise. I really want to gain muscle and somehow lose some extra skin (<- sexy, right?). I feel like a deflated balloon. I’ve definitely fallen off of the weight training wagon, and I need to jump back on pretty daggum quickly. I’ve been using any free time to run, but I need to remember that weight training is important, too. I’m currently training for a half marathon, so it’s really hard to choose weights over running right now. Ah, why can’t there be 25 hours in a day? And yes, I probably talk about the running vs. weights issue in every postpartum update. It’s seriously bugging me!
Anywayyyy, that’s about it for now. There are so many things that I want to elaborate on, but I don’t have time this morning. For instance, I want to talk about my training plan for the half, how I plan to incorporate weights, our breastfeeding issues, etc. So much to talk about but so little time…
Hope y’all have a great day!!