Oh my goodness Ladies,I just saw the most pitiful thing about an hour ago. It was unfortunately- my reflection when getting into my jammies after a shower. Yep I'm getting all personal, a little more info than you'd like huh? I just have to vent about it. It was pretty traumatic. There are just days when I feel more in shape than I actually am then there are days like today when reality sets in and I see the weight gain or don't recognize my reflection. It's hard to fathom that I sometimes look in the mirror and don't recognize myself but I seriously go thru shock sometimes. In my mind I am seriously about 20 pounds lighter. My brain is apparently oblivious to the fact that didn't go back to the gym after having Carter. No more 3 to 5 days a week hard core workouts at USA Gym. Pure laziness when it comes to exercise. Then when I do work out 3 times a week for all of 1 to 2 weeks, that silly brain expects to look like that 20lb lighter image. Bless it.
I got out of the shower at 10:32, saw that my legs looked almost swollen and had dimples (I cringe all over having admitted that), by 10:40, I had 2 pairs of sweat pants on, 1 tank top, 1 long sleeve shirt, and one sweat shirt on and was on the treadmill out in the bonus room off of our garage with no heat on and I did not care. I ran hardcore for 30 minutes, walked for 23 minutes. I didn't last as long as I wanted to because I got dizzy. I'm surprised at myself that I haven't done a better job with living a healthy lifestyle when it comes to my diet and exercise. I think I used the cesarean as a crutch. you know, put off exercising as I should for 2 years so my stomache muscles could repair themselves...lol.
At least now I am motivated. This is the year of health in my house. Hopefully within the next 6 months, my reflection won't literally send me running like it did tonight :)