Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two months ago...

My daughter was born. We were surrounded my family and held our new addition with loving arms. She napped all swaddled up was just adorable. Today, she naps spread out on us and is still just a doll! Time is just flying by and loving every minute I have spent with my little darling!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Training for the SB Half Marathon Week 1 of 12

If I have to train for some silly race I thought was a good idea back in April, I'm going to make you read about my agony!!!

  • SUN Stretch and Strengthen:  DONE
  • MON 3m:  DONE
  • TUE 2m or cross: Did Zumba and went on a walk with 1.5 mile walk with friends
  • WED 3m + S:  Did Yoga, Pilates and even snuck in the 3 mile walk/run
  • THR rest: DONE
  • FRI 30 min cross: Leasure stroll to relax my body
  • SAT 4m: Didn't get a chance to go... to busy with the family.

How do I feel? 

  It felt good to finally go running again.  I missed being on the road and even missed the soreness of it all.  

Anything to note?  Spent the weekend in Laughlin with my family so didn't get to go on my long run.  Also this heat is making it hard to really get out there.  BOOO!

HUH? What does it all mean?
m = mile
cross = cross training

Training guide care of source

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CSN Review... my beautiful new tablescape...

My new table runner finally came from CSN Stores: Dining Room Store. It is amazing and am kicking myself I never took a photo of it to show you (I'm totally blaming being a new mom on that one).  From ordering to receiving it, it was here within 6 business days, and that is with the normal shipping. What can I say, I am in love with CSN Stores.  I already have 5 things I am going to order next week that I need/want. 

Thanks again CSN for the opportunity to review your services.  

This blogger received a promo code and did not receive financial compensation.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Last week's progress

So I'm here to own up to what I did or didn't do.  Overall I am very happy with how it went. 
  • Mon:  Walk to the store - 2 miles 
  • Tues:  5k walk and Zumba in the evening
  • Wed:  Postpartum Yoga in the daytime with my little one and Pilates in the evening
  • Thur:  2.25 walk 
  • Fri:     too hot to do anything
  • Sat:    Pilates
  • Sun:   Training begins!
This week, my training schedule looks like this:

  • SUN Stretch and Strengthen
  • MON 3m
  • TUE Zumba and possibly a walk in the morning with my friend and her new son
  • WED 3m +Yoga + Pilates
  • THR rest:
  • FRI 30 min cross:
  • SAT 4m:

Uggh... Today I did the three miles and boy was it hot (I only ran less than a mile of it though).  I have to wake up earlier to really get out there and move.  Not looking forward to Wednesday since it is such a busy day, might move my 3m to Thursday, we'll see.  Also, my 4m run is when we'll be visiting with family in hellish hot Nevada heat.  Granted I will be cool in the gym running or at least attempting to run.  :)  Any case, that's how it is all going.  I will now be doing posts on how it went on Sundays to recap.  Wish me luck this week! 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Just a few days to go before it all begins...

The countdown clock has been officially been placed on the blog for my first half marathon post pregnancy.  I have to admit I am a little intimidated for my first run/jog/walk next week.  In order to make sure I can be prepared I have quite a bit of exercise planned for this week.
  • Mon:  Walk to the store - 2 miles
  • Tues:  5k walk and Zumba in the evening
  • Wed:  Postpartum Yoga in the daytime with my little one and Pilates in the evening
  • Thur:  5k walk 
  • Fri:     5k walk/job and 30day shred dvd
  • Sat:    Pilates
  • Sun:   Training begins!
So yes, I'm trying to prepare myself the best I can without killing myself.  Sounds like a lot but everything is within reason.  Also I'm still ahead of the plan to hit my pre-pregnancy weight by Mid Sept.  It'd be nice to hit it before but not holding my breath.  This whole thing is going to be interesting to say the least.  I already set up weekly updates so you can all yell/praise me depending on how much I do during the program.  I can't believe I signed up for a half, much less toying with the idea of doing two in two weeks.  I only signed up for one just in case.  Guess we'll see how it goes.  :)

P.S. Why of WHY does it have to get hot when I am starting to train?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

How I spend my day....

Instead of telling you how I spend my
day, I decided to better show you! Playing with my little kupcake!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sprucing up the place... CSN Preview

  Being home you find yourself staring at everything thinking what needs to be done.  This has been my life the last two months.  Now with a newborn I find myself in the living room more often than not, staring at our dining room furniture.  While I love our set, it desperately needs some help with accessorises.  When the lovely people at CSN offered to help me out, I gladly jumped at the chance to get something for the area.  I decided what I needed was a table runner. I spent hours looking at all the options they had and finally decided upon this one:

It's chic and not to over the top for our dining space.  It might just be the thing to tie everything together for the space.  I'm very excited for it to come and can't wait to see how it looks on our table!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This whole motherhood thing...

Shhhh... don't tell anyone but I actually found a minute today to blog... DURING THE DAY!  KLM is passed out in her glider (I think I tired her out during playtime) and cloth diaper laundry is already going.  To me, this puts me ahead of schedule and I figured lets finally hit up the blog.  I can't even tell you how amazing this summer has been.  For starters it feels like it's lasted a lifetime for me and anything that happened before June feels like a distant memory.  When I was one leave before she came, I went from going stir crazy to being super busy with my pg friends who were due this summer with me.  Now that she is here, I'm consumed with her.  You think to yourself taking care of a little baby who sleeps alot will afford you time to yourself but you are SOOOO wrong.  We thought that and boy were we off in that train of thought.  It wasn't till this week that it's gotten a "little" easier.  Apparently I'm blessed with a very happy and healthy baby who loves to be held or touched in some form or another, AKA you can't put her down.  I can't complain because I love holding her but it is a pain to get anything done.  Usually nothing gets done.  Today is probably a fluke how easy its been to get to nap somewhere not in my arms. 

  The other thing people don't tell you is how much work breastfeeding is.  Yup, I'm blowing the lid off this one.  It is work and you live your life in three hour increments (if you're even that lucky) waiting till she's hungry again.  I won't even talk about the problems that come it like engorment other than to say, OUCH!  But with how hard it is, it is just as good.  I love bf-ing!  I love it because it is KLM time.  I love looking into her little jewel eyes and knowing I'm doing my best to give her the best.  I love knowing what I eat is what she eats.  I love our connection that no one else has right now.  Even during the hardest times of bf-ing, it's been worth it. 

  Now lets talk about cloth diapering... I'm sure my friends thought I was a freak to even consider it but it's been so easy.  Much easier than everyone thinks.  Sure you have to spray down diapers but I read that you should even be doing that with regular diapers.  Washing them isn't hard at all and I love tossing the liners on the clotheline we have while the inserts dry in the dryer.  Oh, any leakage?  NONE!  She had leakage with the disposables but not her cloth, and BOY does she look cute in them!  Totally worth it.  I think if you have a washer and dryer than you should at least consider it.  It isn't for everyone but should always be an option. 

  Sleeping...well, our daughter crashes around 10pm and is out till 8-9am.  Yes she wakes up to eat and diaper change but that's it.  Yes, I'm blessed! 

Overall, this whole motherhood thing has been amazing.  I can't believe it'll be six weeks this Friday.  Life really moves pretty fast, I'm just glad I can stop and look around right now to enjoy it!