Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Moring Workouts with a Baby



I am POOPED! You better believe I am one tired woman with getting up when it's dark, getting to the gym, then raising a baby under 1 year all day. WHEW! Honestly, Troy is on a predictable schedule. He goes down for bed time at 7:00, wakes up between 2:00 and 3:00 AM, then wakes back up again at 6:30-7 for the day. So that part isn't whats tiring me. It's the waking up at 3, feeding him/changing him, then pumping, and then getting back into bed for 20 more minutes before my alarm goes off for the gym at 4:10. I have been a naughty mummy and don't really do the whole "Sleep when he sleeps" rule. That was until I started going to the gym in the mornings. I take about a 20 minute power nap with him on the couch in the afternoon, and that is just enough to carry me till the real bedtime.

I found out I can take him to my gym's daycare (it's free too, woot woot!) when he's 3 months. The rules: they will come get me/page me, if he has a poopy diaper and/or he cries for 10 minutes straightI think this will be a lot more convenient since I can sleep till he wakes up, feed him, and theeeen we can go to the gym together. How he will do in the daycare, I have no clue. All I know is, I need some sorta me time and with a marathon in about 7 months, I HAVE to get some miles in. Along with some lifting, can't have things sagging now can we?

My workouts have been going smashingly. Today was all cardio, then tomorrow is 30 minutes cardio and legs! I love working my legs, they seem to get results fast, which is perfect for bikini season. Although, by the looks of it outside, I have some time before it gets even close to bikini season - it's raining cats and dogs right now!

4 comments:

L0veLindsey said...

Hey girl, I'm giving away a book on my blog.. I think you would really enjoy it out of everyone I can think of!

Traci said...

WOW, you sure are dedicated, 4:10 is awfully early! Way to go! I guess I would have time to go to the gym too if I got up that early...but I don't think I could make it through the day with such little sleep.

Kourtney said...

Can I just say that you're my hero? When I was up every couple hours to feed and then pump when my little man was younger, it was all I could to do just make it through the day sometimes. You seem to be a very disciplined person and it's awesome you're already getting back to your old self. As much as possible anyway since now your main title is "Mommy". :-) Good for you!

Bethany said...

You are .amazing.