Living healthy as a busy Mom with two little boys

A new day November 7, 2011

Filed under: General musings — fitformyprinces @ 2:16 pm

Wow, life has been chaotic.  It seems as though my house has been in a constant sickness since the middle of October.  The week after I started back to work from maternity leave my oldest son “C” got a virus from the new daycare.  I got sick two days later.  The head cold was fine, but the two weeks of chest congestion afterwards was just plain awful.  I didn’t exercise at all during that time as I wanted to make sure I got better. 

Then I had just started back again when I got pinkeye.  I did try and workout with that, however, since my doctor prescribed an antihistaime eyedrop (which cost me $90 copay I may add, Ugh!) it was causing a drop in my breastmilk pumping supply.  Breastfeeding B until he is a year old is very important to me, so I stopped working out entirely until my supply could come back up.  Antihistamine’s can dry you up so I pumped myself full of water and avoided exercising as it would dehydrate me. 

I was all set to start exercising again over the weekend, but then C got another virus from daycare.  Croup this time. 


But, on the positive side.  Even though I have not exercised pretty much at all in the last 3 1/2 weeks (save 2 separate times) and probably eated my weight in Halloween candy, I have not really gained any weight.  I weighed myself today and I weighed 172.8 which is great considering I weighed 172.6 the last time I weighed in right before C got sick the first time.

This is a new day and a new week.  I am cutting myself off from candy and starting to track my calories on My Fitness Pal again.  And I *will* exercise tonight.  In fact, I’m planning on starting Firm Express over from the beginning.  I did finish 2 of the 4 weeks, but I don’t feel I can accurately access the program results if I don’t finish all 4 weeks in a row.  So, I will start it over tonight.  I am also going to continue my One-Hour Runner program.  I won’t be 10K ready for my Birthday on Thanksgiving, but that is ok.  I can run a 5K and will be proud of that.  It will be my first running only 5K since before I got pregnant with C in spring 2008.  Just finishing is accomplishment enough. 



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