The weekend is over and I am back at it. Thanks so much to all of you who are checking in. I took my own advice and took Sunday off. I would love to tell you that I didn't cheat and I didn't even want to.....but I did and it tasted amazing! I made some rice pudding, complete with whole milk and sugar. I heard someone say once, "it's not what you do all of the time, it's what you do MOST of the time." I got on the scale this morning and I lost 2 pounds. Good enough! I love to cook and EAT, so that is how I will try to do this.
Exercising is going good. After having my baby I realized two different things had changed. #1 I had back pain almost everyday. I am sure because I had no tummy muscles left and also just holding a baby everyday makes your back hurt, (especially when you wear high heels!) Anyway, #2 My flexibility was GONE. I used to be able to get up off the floor in one quick smooth motion, now I had like a three point plan to get up off the floor. I don't know if I looked at geriatric as I felt? I have been exercising five days a week. Nothing too intense right now, just getting started. I do exercise five days a week. Two of the days I run on my treadmill. I try to run one mile. Sounds easy? I remember when I first started, my goal was to only stop like 4 times when I ran, then three, two, one and then finally I moved to NO STOPS!! On those two days I do some "old school" things like sit ups, push ups, and weights. The other three days I do Yoga. OK, to all my Christian friends out there.....it's not the Voodoo kind where I let all the good and bad energy exchange places, it is just stretching and basic Yoga moves. I even have a Yoga for Christians DVD. Let me just add....it has been amazing! I can not even tell you from the first day to this morning, I can touch my toes, I can get off the floor in a smoother fashion, AND no back pain. It feels so good!
I better go! I will tell you about my new favorite thing tomorrow.....Green Machines!!