Eggs, Spinach, Grilled Chicken and Grapes
And Aria is on her first nap of the day. I've learned to embrace her naps and use them for ultimate productivity. The first nap, which generally happens about 2 hours after she wakes up, usually consists of me making myself something delicious for breakfast…watching yesterdays episode of ellen, and starting laundry for the day.
Rather than trying to put her on the schedule, I've just sort of let her schedule work itself out. Once I noticed a pattern, we started sticking to it. And it has been working! While she's awake, we do lots of fun activities, and she gets all worn out, then is ready to nap with no problem. Sometimes she wakes up much earlier than I would like…but in time that'll figure itself out. Since she started napping upstairs by herself, she has been doing better. There aren't as many noises (ahem…puppies) to wake her up.
I've been chomping at the bit to start getting back into shape. Chomp chomp chomping. I need a babysitter to watch Aria for 3 hours a day so I can really kick it in to gear. Any takers???
Haha. Seriously though, I'm ready to get to work. The hardest part is finding the time. My gym does have childcare, which is AWESOME…but I want to wait until Aria can sit up on her own, to take her there for anything longer than a half hour. So right now I'm pretty limited on time. My gigantic husband works all day and then coaches highschool basketball, so by the time he gets home, it's late and I'm wrecked. Plus, we like to make some time for each other in all of the chaos.
If I had unlimited time, I would whip myself back into shape with some super long, tough training sessions that would destroy me in the best way possible.
Since that isn't an option right now (probably for the best, as my body has been through a lot in the past year…and the year before that) I've decided to do this in phases. That'll give my body time to adapt to the physical demands of a workout schedule, while still leaving energy and mental focus to care for my sweet poop machine.
Phase One will consist of focusing on regaining muscle tone and strength. A cardio routine will still be present, but it'll take a back seat for the time being. I'm not thrilled about that, but I've accepted it. Smart and logical Tami knows that is very important for me to take this slowly and rebuild a good fitness and strength base, after the physical demands of pregnancy and child birth.
I wanted to set myself up for success on this quest, so rather than focusing my workouts on required time and equipment at the gym, I'll be doing them from home. The gym will be reserved for those days when I spin and run.
What will I be doing from home?
I've heard good things about the T25 program, and 25 minutes is a very easy commitment even with an unpredictable tiny person. It's a high intensity, fast paced program, jam packed into 25 minutes.
I'll keep you guys updated on if it lives up to it's claims.
My cardio routine will consist of 3-4 days a week of running anywhere from 3-6 miles or taking an hour long spin class.
I'm feeling pretty pumped about getting this started. Phase One starts today!!!!
Is anyone else out there doing, or has done T25? What did you think?