4 months later, I feel in a good place with running and fitness. I am just starting to work on speed and get some speed back and do some harder runs. I think that if I didn't run Boston in April, that maybe I would have been able to start speed training a little bit earlier. Lately, my knees have been bothering me a bit so my schedule has been to run 3-4 days a week, with longer mileage. I'll try to do 7 miles in the morning and 2 or 3 in the afternoon so that I'm taking more days to swim and do strength (Jillian). This seems to give my knees a break and is working so far.
Finally here around 4 months just like some of the moms out there told me, I'm starting to drop weight. It feels awesome, and my arms are getting toned from carrying around the baby and some help from Jillian. My abs are getting back into shape too - I really feel like Jillian workouts are helping! Yesterday I did the shred level 3 and the trouble spots one and I feel it today - I love that! I'm enjoying my bigger rack.... but there are times when I miss my flat chest.TRANSITIONING
Most days I am happy with my decision to stay home with Nick. I think it was the right one for me, however, some days are hard. It is hard for me to drive by schools during the day. I feel sick doing so. I feel like that was the old me and now this is the new me, but I will somehow find a place to combine the two as Nick gets older and more members are added to our family - I definitely want to be a teacher for life and don't plan on giving that up. I can't believe I have not been teaching for 4 months! This has been a transition but I don't think that I will regret this in the future. I just miss my job for sure!!
All in all, Nick has been a fantastic addition to our lives. :)
I hope that you will consider participating in my bake sale for Dana Farber coming up in July. I think it is going to be really fun!