Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I Honestly Wore Wednesday

Something really special happened this week: Shawn and I finally stopped making
excuses and joined a gym!  We are both very athletic, active people and have spent
the majority of our lives working up a sweat and feeling the burn.
That is until a little baby girl named Brees came along...
After I gave birth to Brees, my lactation consultant advised me to take it easy with
my exercise regimen.  She warned me about the risk of decreasing your milk supply
when delving back into your old work out habits.  "Think of this time as your time to just
be a woman, to be a mom.  Nurse your baby, get all the right calories, stay active but
don't overdo it.  This is one of the only times in life when you can do this and not feel
guilty about it".  And you know what?  She was right!  For the last year, I have been
eating enough calories to sustain a healthy milk supply, and sometimes a few extra.  I
have gone on long walks and a few bike rides here and there but I let Billy Blanks and
his Tae-Bo insanity collect a little dust in the corner.  This year has been all about
enjoying every single moment with my new baby and appreciating my body for what
it has accomplished.  I have loved every minute of it.
But now, as Brees's one year birthday quickly approaches, my freezer stockpiled with
enough breast milk to feed a tiny baby army, and my supply efficiently in sync with
my baby's needs, it's time to jump start these old bones and muscles!  It's time to hop back
on the elliptical, get some muscle tone back in my pitiful gluts, and feel the
endorphins pumping through my veins.  Shawn has been riding the train through easy
street right along with me so he is just as excited as I am to get things moving again.
We joined Anytime Fitness, a gym that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with
multiple locations across the country.  Basically, this gym leaves you with NO excuse
for skipping a workout because they are completely available, ready and waiting.  I'm
going to start out slow, allow my body the time and space it needs to get back on track.
I'm going to be patient with myself and my progress.  And I'm going to remember to
have fun, no matter what. 
And in the spirit of having fun, here's what I honestly wore this week:
Scrubs to work and oversized Adidas pants to the gym: living the life here, friends.
Here's to good health, happy living, and gigantic dogs who provide endless amounts of
love and entertainment...


Raechel @ Our Island Outlook said...

I love that you added "Dog: Ruca" to the description! Haha I also love how s/he seems to hide its face from the camera, though likely it was just an itch.

It is great that you and S joined a gym! I am not a gym-goer but have started re-workin' on my fitness. Onward with health and fitness. :)

Pamplemousse1983 said...

Hooray for joining a gym! Im trying to decide whether to or not. we'll see! Thanks for linking up! PS, I fixed the button code so if you could update it with the new code that would be wonderful!

Sarbear said...

Holy cow jumbo dog, I love it! :)

Have fun with the gym. I think it feels so good to just go sometimes and sweat it all out. Such a great stress reducer and way to rebalance. Go you! :)


Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Oh good for you for getting a gym membership!! I always have excuses as to why I shouldn't do it. Bah. I keep saying I will... but alas... it never happens. Ha ha.

Angie said...

Oh my god, that last picture is PRECIOUS!!! I love big dogs. <3

Little Gray Pixel said...

You look great in your gym clothes. I can imagine you rock climbing and doing pull-ups. You seem like the bad-azz kind of person to be able to do the hard stuff.

Now me ... I rock the elliptical. And my clothes ... that's something people would go blind looking at.

Anonymous said...

Rockin that gym look girl! :D

Your puppy is adorable

sarah nicole said...

What a fun feature! : )

Yay for joining the gym!



Caitlin said...

Congrats on joining a gym, how awesome! Your dog is HUGE.

KimBerly said...

Good for you sweetie!!

Lindsay said...

I love this! Have fun getting back into your fitness regime. Your workout outfit is awesome!