Friday, October 1, 2010

Getting back on track.

Wow Jenny your blog has been amazing, fitting in a run with all that is going on around you.

So the past month has been crazy for me on a personal level which has meant an impact on my exercise and diet regime. A frantic dash to Melbourne for a family funeral the week before Zara turned one years old meant that my sessions with Rosie became non existent - and how I missed them.
Am on the up again trying to be consistent with training and, just as important, ensuring consistency with my diet. One thing I have noticed is how I snack on Zara's food whilst she is eating, especially as I prepare her dinner at a time that I too am hungry.
I have had some successes throughout the crazy month that was September. I finally went clothes shopping and managed to fit into a size 12 dress! I almost felt normal again. I have shed the weight and weigh 65kg, and though I ideally I would like to be 60kg Ifeel so proud that I did it. In the first few months of having Zara I just couldn't see ahead of me to how I would manage to loose the weight I had gained. When being administed the epidural the anethetist was trying to guess my weight and put me at 90kg - he was half joking but I would say he wasnt too far off. Luckily i had an obsetetrician who wouldnt weigh his patients, but let me tell you if I ever brave it to have another child I will do all I can to avoid such a massive weight gain.
The week ahead is getting back on track - a session with Rosie on tuesday and then encorporating exercise into every other day of the week.
Thanks to everyone who has been following my blog. One lession I have learnt is that there will always be something to set us back if you let it. The key is to just keep on moving forward. A funeral, a kids birthday party, intersate visitors - I've had it all. But at the end of the day the only person you can blame for not exercising is yourself.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Alison,

I gained nearly 25kg in my first pregnancy, despite continuing daily exercise and yoga, just by 'letting go' of my eating for the first time in my life.

It was a valuable lesson learned as I was much more sensible the next time around, gaining a more modest 12ish kgs. Having a toddler around and being 'at home' rather than in the CBD full of temptations (and vending machines!), I felt much more in control of my diet than I did the first time around.

Anyway good on you and congratulations on what you've achieved.

Annie x