Tuesday, July 20, 2010

To-do list

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.

1. Start cooking again.  Choosing healthy recipes like this one

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?


  1. Did you know that it takes about the same amount of energy to grow a placenta as it does to climb Mt. Everest? That's not even counting growing a BABY! Of course, it's spread out over several months, but still, you're going to be tired and your body is going to need rest. Don't beat yourself up over it. :)

  2. Sounds like me...minus the baby. ;)

    I want to 1) Finish our millions of house projects that are in process so I don't have to come home and paint EVERY night, 2) Start running again, 3) Finally land a new job.

  3. I need to plan a wedding! Don't worry, this has been a tough month for me too and I am not even pregnant. We should have a weekend cooking day to help you have easy things on hand already made for dinner during the week.

  4. Miss M - too sweet!
    Katy- LOVE EM! Your goals are very hard but awesome!

    And Em- that sounds GREAT! and ps- I can't wait for the wedding! :)


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