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Maybe I’m craaaaazy! Probably!!

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The kids keep asking me why I’m going to the gym and it is so hard to refrain from telling them the real reason, which is that I’d like to be skinny again. “To be healthy”, I tell them and I grit my teeth. Health is some of it, but really, I just want to get rid of all the weight I’ve put on through and after my 3 pregnancies. I’ve been at the gym right at opening time (5am on weekdays, 7am on weekends) for 6 out of the last 8 days. I’m proud of myself, and I’m starting to feel a little bit better. But damn if it isn’t hard—not even so much to get there, but to stay motivated. 6 hours in the gym seems like a lot. And I feel like I should notice at least a small improvement somewhere. I am aware that this is unrealistic, but I’d like just a little bit of instant gratification, you know?

I’ve also been really trying my best to not eat a whole bunch of crap, and it’s going ok—but it is hard at work. You smell all of these amazing things, and then all you have to eat is natural peanut butter on multigrain. Which is delicious, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not a steak hoagie with peppers and onions.

Have any of you ever injured the arch of your foot? Mine is killing me, and I’d like to take care of it without, you know, seeing a doctor. I’ve read a lot about inserts—any recommendations? It hurts so freaking bad! It all happened when I took a lunchtime walk in my dress shoes (flats) that have less support and sole than a flip flop does. I don’t want to get out of the habit of working out, so resting it isn’t really an option. I just need to fix it!! NOW!!

My parents took the kids overnight on Saturday, and Hub and I spent our time alone grocery shopping. We had intentions of seeing a movie, but ended up sitting in the bar of PF Changs and eating a late dinner instead. I was way too tired for a movie, what with all the exercising. I slept in until 10:45 yesterday morning too. Oh it was glorious. Hub was out getting coffee and breakfast (unasked, thank you!!) when I got up and then we read the paper and ate bakery doughnuts (Sunday’s don’t count in my quest for good eating, apparently), and finally went to get the kiddos.

So there is more gym on the agenda for this week; I already went today. And then there is the new job, where I am very very lost, but very much enjoying it and absorbing things. And we are taking the CAQuincy way of seeing if Bud can stay dry through the night (it involves a shower curtain and multiple sheet changes, and kind of sucks if your washer is broken, BUT it works—at least more times than it fails) because he want s to have sleep overs with friends (um, hell no) and doesn’t want to have to wear a pull up. And I’m selling a bunch of crap on Ebay. So, another busy week, and hopefully a relaxing weekend to follow. Did I mention we got our play set built? The kids are spending literal hours out there, just swinging and climbing and having a GRAND old time.

So anyway, I feel like a crazy person lately, but the good kind of crazy.

9 responses »

  1. Sounds like everything is going great! Good for you for getting yourself to the gym so regularly.

  2. Hang in there at the gym. I hope you at least FEEL better soon!I've had arch pain too before and apparantly it's because my arches are WEAK. Bah. So anyway, you can either strengthen them, which I haven't had much luck with, or just wear really supportive shoes all the time. Either way, the pain is probably more like "sore muscle that you never work" and less "injury", in which case it should go away on its own.Hurts like a bitch though.

  3. Good job on getting to the gym!I am with you on the healthy/skinny thing. YES, I want to be healthy. But I also want to be thin again.And Aidan's almost two…so I probably should have lost this weight by now.

  4. I use Walk-fit inserts. I used to get horrible horrible shin splints whenever I would run, and I also had pain in my arches, but once I started using those the pain got better and I no longer develop shin splints when I run… I hope I didn't just jinx myself. 🙂

  5. A good kind of crazy…I love that!Great job keeping up with the gym. I've had a gym membership since the beginning of the year. I've used it very few times. I need to get back into it for sure.We're working on night-time training with Z. It's not going so well, but when he gets up, he has to take care of his wet sheets and blankets. I'll put new sheets on, then he has to remake his bed. It's mostly on him. And he's been good about taking responsibility for that, but he's still waking up wet more times than not. Very frustrating.

  6. Good for you on the gym–keep that motivation up!We had to store a full-sized bed for a while, so my husband bought a special plastic storage protective thingy just for it–zips right over the mattresses. We we were done with it, I had the epiphany to put it on Izzy's bed for HER night-time training. Sure, it's big since her bed it a twin, but at least now I don't have to worry about the shower curtain sometimes slipping! Izzy–my apparent late-developer–has been dry at nights for well over a year now, but I still keep the protective sheet on there. Just in case. (Read: also good for middle-of-the-night barfing.) Good luck!

  7. We seem to be leading parallel lives. Mine minus the kids, husband, great job and house…wait….! lol. WELL DONE on hitting the gym. Take it easy though, you don't want to burn out. I go everyday too. It's a chore, but you gotta do it. I also have come to believe that 70% of it comes down to what I eat, so I try to focus on that as much as possible. Which of course, is the hardest dang thing ever! I love ya. I'm here to support you too, if you want/need it. Hugs sis. Paprika xx

  8. dude the bottom of my foot is fucked up. i think i've been running with improper shoes and my feet are just straining to go flat hurts like a mother fucker.i have that stupid ass does that make me crazy song in my headi try to tell brandon the same thing about being healthyi'm being very healthy right now with a massive bowl of ice creamwhy is it so hard for us to just wrap our heads around not eating like shit. i mean, as bad i want to lose weight you would think i wouldn't eat garbage


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