Today is Day 3.
Day 3 of starting over. I'm forced to admit to myself that this get healthy effort lately is a series of starts, stops and restarts. And its disheartening. And its embarrassing. And I'm going to have to move on from this pattern.
So, today is Day 3. Tomorrow will be day 4.
I weighed in Tuesday, I gained the 3 pounds I lost a few weeks ago and .5 more. Nice, huh? Now I'm higher than my starting weight. Perfect. But again, I'll have to keep reminding myself. Today is a new day. Tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow is day 4. Its not day 1, and I only can go up from here.
Tonight, I went for a walk with both my kids. Ethan rode his big wheel, which did not work out so well. It was loud, we couldn't hear the cars coming and he had a hard time keeping up with me. That's not good. But, we got about an hour of walk/ride in and that's good for something.
I think I'll keep up the walks, I just have to figure out a different way to get them accomplished. Pushing Emma in the stroller definitely worked. Maybe the answer is to leave Ethan at home? Force him to ride his normal bike? Exercise in the morning before they wake up? Lots of options, I'm just going to have to figure out what works best for me.
Truthfully right now, I'd love to put Emma in the mei tai, have Ethan ride his bike - walk in the morning after the babies have gotten to my house, push them in the stroller. I bought stroller connectors today, to connect two umbrella strollers together. Hopefully they work out for me and this whole scenario works out. At least until I take on more kids.
I am planning on starting a couple new challenges.... the 100 push-ups challenge, 200 squats and 200 sit-ups. Its three separate challenges with the same author/creator. They should take about ten minutes each three times a week... so 30 minutes 3x/week. That's doable and I think it will help me build more muscle and get a lot stronger. I'm looking forward to that. :) I'll post progress here, I'm sure.
Oh and I finally bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers on Monday. I decided for a little while I'll take advantage of the online program, so I plunked down my credit card and paid. I'm hoping that in times of struggle, the money that I've spent helps me to make the best decisions available to me at the time.