I am not seeing ANY progress on the scale. Uggghhhh. But I am exercising. And enjoying it. Right now I have decided to focus more on exercise and see where that gets me. I get really nervous about dieting while nursing. Whether it affects my supply or I just feel like it does, I don’t know, but I do know it causes me more stress. And I don’t need more stress. So for right now I will exercise. And love it!
Speaking of the exercise, I can really tell a difference in my mood and personality when I exercise or don’t exercise. I had a couple rough days last week and couldn’t figure out why, until I got my hiney back on the treadmill and started running. I could feel my mood improving with every step. It was amazing.
I never exercised growing up. I much preferred being inside reading a book. I have no athletic skills whatsoever, so did not participate in sports much. I took up walking the summer between high school and college and lost 25 pounds. I kept them off too for 9 years. Then when the Multiple Sclerosis got really bad, I was doing massive doses of steroids and was in and out of a wheel chair, and then I started dating this guy, who later became my husband, well in all that, I found those pounds. Then I found a few more.
I lost the few more before getting pregnant with my third baby, but now the few more seem stuck. But I refuse to get upset about it. Instead, I will use the pounds and moods as motivation to run.
My goal for tomorrow is to get up early for work and run. That means 4 am, yup, I mean early.
What are your personal goals? Do you have exercise goals or other areas you are working on? Let’s work on them together!Survive til you Thrive!