Generally, I am not a lazy person at all. I am always planning something, doing something. I'm not the type of person who can spend hours sitting around, doing nothing or just watching TV. Don't get me wrong, I love a good lazy Sunday, but generally, I am always on the go.
Except lately. Except since I got pregnant.
My idea of a good day is still a packed afternoon with a run, a clean house, a homemade dinner, and some bonding time with my hubs and the pups. Yet every evening when I get home, I muster up enough energy to grab the remote, a snack, and plop my lazy butt on the couch.
Here's the thing. At first I was exhausted. I still made the effort to run 2-4 times a week, but mostly I could barely keep my eyes open. Then, by the end of the first trimester, I started regaining my energy. I went back to a full schedule for a week or two, but then I noticed myself making excuses. Things like "I really don't have to run. After all, I'm pregnant" or "Why do I have to get up and make dinner when we can order something? After all, once the baby comes, we'll never eat out again."
And now I am 12 miles behind my Nike+ goal for this month, barely getting up to 10,000 steps a day for my step program at work, and eating nutrient-less meals. This is not what I wanted my pregnancy to be like.
I've decided that I've had enough.
I am giving myself a couple more days (we have a very busy work week and I doubt I'll have the energy to do anything by the time we get home), but then I am getting my life back together.
mixed with some delicious like this one from my new cookbook
2. Get back to running at least 3-4 times a week
and get at least 15,000 steps a day (okay...that might not be a realistic one, but I sure as heck will try!).
3. Try to eat more healthy and skip stuffing my face with fried food, take out, or needless snacks.
Okay, 3 is a good number I think.
Do you have any goals that you're trying to accomplish right now?
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