Friday, April 10, 2009

Regular Schedule...

Random picture Parallel Universe...this could be Oscar, Hazel and Poppy...but really it is Ricky, Emily and Meg...see the family resemblance?

Can you remember a time when you hopped on your bike, sunshine in the sky, not time constraints, just you the bike and the open road? Or maybe a time when you were driving with the sunroof open, music playing a song with a great beat, sunglasses on, open road and you felt like you could fly?
Yeah, I taught my first spinning class today since Hazel was born...It felt a bit like that. I actually got goosebumps during some of the songs because it felt so great to be back on the bike. ahhh...the feeling of getting back to normal.
That being said:

This week marks the first week of me resuming our regular schedule activities. Up to now since Hazels birth I have been doing a few of them but not all together. I have discovered that i like the slower pace better. I like not having so many other obligations and responsibilities out side of our house. I want to cut out some things but I'm not quite sure what...I"ll have to keep working on that.
Along with resuming the "regular" schedule, I decided it was about time to track my calories to get rid of this extra baby weight that is hanging around...I made myself a list of rules and have pleasantly been surprised at how great it feels to have a little bit of self control again. Don't get me wrong, going cold turkey on the junk food department has been a bit challenging...but no worries I haven't faltered yet.
I have thought of eating chocolate and jelly beans about a million times, but then I think of the photos of our family that were taken last week and I remember that I want to be back to my normal size!!!
The down side of the cold turkey diet is that I no longer have the sugar rush to pull me through the 3 o' clock hour. Honey toast has been working ok but it still isn't chocolate.
Rick keeps trying to peer pressuring me into indulging but when he mentions it i think it fuels my desire to prove that I can keep it up.


Suzie-Q said...

Back to normal... What really is normal?
At our house I think it changes weekly and we just can't keep ahold of anything to keep it around long enough to be the norm.

Congrats to you for being able to put yourself on a diet and stick with it. We will want to hear how well you are doing a a week or so.

Did we make an appointment to came and visit you this month? or is it something that we still need to do I don't seem to have anything written down.

Maren and Blake said...

I have a hard time staying away from the sweets. Why are all the great things in life so unhealthy for you?

I thought the picture was Oscar, Poppy and Hazel. I see where the kids get it from. A young picture of you would be fun.

Nedge said...

I love the pictures! I'm glad you guys have them too. They're fun to chuckle at.

As for getting back to normal...I think that getting injured or being pregnant, which forces us to give up our regular schedules makes us realize all the silly things we've been doing that fill up time. Gives us a chance to step back and realize we really don't need this or that in our lives...

my goal is to simplify to the basics. :)

Tanner's Tales said...

Reed laughed at this picture because now he thinks Sammy looks just like his mom!

Betina said...

You can do it!

Jen said...

that picture is great!!!!

and i am so impressed with you being back to teaching spin. it's incredible! :)