I'm still here, just so you know! A part of me thought I was going to wake up with contractions last night, but I was telling the baby that I wanted at the very least a few more days. I have to go food shopping, I have to make sure I've packed my bag properly, clean the kitchen floor, vacuum... so I'm glad that it didn't happen. :) I'm also wondering if absolute moodiness is a sign of eminent labor. It's bad!! Impatience and moodiness.
I've mentioned some goals before, but after restarting my lifting routine just a few short weeks ago and loving it, I've had a better picture of what I want to do post baby. Unfortunately, much of it will be focusing on losing about 30 lbs. Even though I've been super lucky and haven't gained extra weight with this pregnancy, I was already carrying extra weight from carrying Nick, and even when I got pregnant with Nick, was 6 lbs above my ideal/happy weight. So, this leaves 21 lbs of pregnancy (so far, could be more) + 6 lbs pre-both pregnancies + 3-5 lbs after Nick = 30ish lbs to lose!
I don't want to get burnt out from running and starting up a routine or training plan too early, so I'm not going to! I am going to run the Philly Distance Run (rock and roll Philly half) in September for fun. No hardcore training, I'll just do the mileage I'm supposed to do to get by. I'll have about 2 months to train. In the meantime, as soon as I can start swimming post-baby, I am going to hop back in the pool. Swimming has felt great. I'll also continue to lift 2-3 days a week. I want to throw in yoga and pilates at least 2x/week and take classes to switch things up. I still have the goal of the triathlon in the spring, but really should pick one to make it a real goal. Until then, the remainder of 2010 I am going to focus on getting fit and toned. Putting all of this together is probably unrealistic having 2 kids to tackle, but I plan on figuring out some kind of routine so that I have this time to myself to get back in shape and lose that weight!
After Nick, I took off a week then I ran a mile. I kept building up the mileage after that and packed on the miles for marathon training. This time around, I'm just going to take it easy. If I feel good and I'm dying to workout, I will! Is there a good balance that you have found without just running (training for marathons I could never find the time to lift, and swimming took a back seat to running - it was just run run run)?