Friday, April 10, 2015

Atrophy

If you are thinking, "Gee, I haven't seen any running-related posts here lately," well, you're right.

I was doing pretty well getting back into some kind of routine (a very, very light one) during my maternity leave.  After watching an infomercial, I even started the T-25 program again and took two weeks to complete the first week of the schedule.  I had my FitBit fired up and ready.

And then I went back to work in February and have worked out a grand total of once since then, if you don't count stroller walks on the weekends... which don't even take place every weekend.  I even sold my FitBit.

Never, ever did I imagine letting myself get so out-of-shape.  When I was working out more, I would freak out if I skipped more than a day, let alone a month, on top of whatever I missed due to pregnancy.  I now consider my jaunt from the parking lot to my desk my workout most days -- although to be fair, I have to walk a considerable distance because of the area in which I work.

I'm not sure what the point of this post is.  I don't want to try to place blame or anything like that, although I will share that I haven't slept longer than a 3-hour stretch (and the vast majority of the time it's more like 2-hours) in months.  I know people told me I would never sleep again after I had a baby, and I guess I took that too lightly.  So although I could be making more of an effort to get back into shape, I have been riding on the excuse that I'm far too tired, but maybe I shouldn't.

So I will start with a simple goal: I WILL work out at least once a week.  Maybe having it out here will keep me to it, and I'll post some updates on how that's going.

I should probably define what "work out" means, but I'm going to let that fall into place.  Does walking 2 miles with a stroller count?  My lunchtime walks?  Ten minutes of a YouTube ab video?  Time, or distance, or calories burned?

Wish me luck! (on the upside, I recently figured out how to comment thread on here, so I can actually reply to everyone now!)

1 comment:

  1. Don't be hard on yourself, you just had a baby!! You're doing great, and eventually you'll feel more rested and be able to find some time to workout. It's hard when you're in the thick of it, but a couple of months can make a big difference with the sleep deprivation!

    Good luck on your week goals. :]

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