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Challenge

Week Two

THE BAD

No strength training | Get it together, self. Get it together. The other day, I got all excited when my pre-pregnancy shorts were literally falling off me, but then I saw a photo of myself and realized it’s because I lost my butt. And not in a good way. Is this a thing? Does pregnancy make one lose one’s butt? Anyway, strength training might help me relocate said hindquarters.

Sunset run

THE GOOD

I got out on one run for sunset after Nora went to bed, and it was glorious | It helped that I was cheered on by a total of 16 bunnies, most of them teeny tiny babies, along the trail. Spring!

The no sugar/processed food challenge is still going well | Except that I accidentally ate some honey and then decided to bring veggie dogs, the mother of all processed foods, on our camping trip (Yes! We took Nora camping! More on this once I process photos from the weekend.) – but I feel like the act of eating veggie dogs was negated by the fact that we went camping and didn’t eat s’mores. I haven’t had chocolate in over two weeks! Holy crap.

I covered 24 miles this week | Including seven miles on Nora’s first peak, where I realized I’m in better shape than I thought.

I feel great | Yup. I kind of hate that not eating sugar is making me feel this good, because that means I really should make an actual lifestyle change, and that requires effort. And self-control. Goddamnit.

DeRoux trail (nap hike)

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lisa May 11, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Sounds like you are on the right track and doing FUN things to get back into it. :)

  • Reply Michelle May 11, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    You look so healthy/energetic! Maybe you need random postit notes in different rooms with “10 squats”, “10 pushups” , etc on them to just intersperse your day with strength work? Though personally i am totally keen to lose around 20% of my butt post pregnancy so i can fit in my old shorts again…I’m down to two pairs and Summer isn’t even in full swing! Here’s my response to your comment:
    You can ask a flight attendant but I usually tried to go when doing a nappy change or would take C in with me (as she is a little averse to sleeping on the plane unfortunately, though i am always hopeful!). I had a friend who recently did a long trip with her 1 and 2.5yr old and she made little gift wrapped parcels of cheap toys/entertainment/snacks/stickers etc for every hour or so on the flight. For me meal times can help to pass the time too, they can take a while if you have snacks which are slow to eat!! Enjoy your flight whenever it is!

    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz May 12, 2015 at 8:32 am

      My biggest fear is that Nora won’t sleep! She almost never sleeps in the car, even when she desperately needs to, so car travel tends to turn into a rather loud, screamy affair. If it’s like that all the way to Norway, then poor Nora. And poor us. And poor fellow passengers. But there’s hope, since she’ll be in our arms instead of a car seat. Hope hope hope.

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