I have to admit that baby #4 kind of broke me. The past seven weeks have been a roller coaster of emotion. With a baby that is SO good, I couldn’t understand why I felt SO bad and SO overwhelmed. Little creative breaks helped, but I honestly thought I was going crazy there for a while. But this week? I’m starting to feel like myself again. It could be that the holidays are over, visitors are gone, and the kids are back in school, but I think the biggest contributing factor is that I’ve started training again (FYI: “training” is way more fun and satisfying than “exercising” or “working out”).
Todd hooked me up with a “hammock” attachment for my jogging trailer/stroller for Christmas so I’d be ready to go as soon as my body said it was ready. My runs are neither long nor fast, but it feels so good to be at it again.
I’ve also started back with my weekly GNO late night swims. Time away from the kids + conversation with good friends + swim training = the perfect medicine.
Then there’s the early morning “Beach Body” Boot Camp which make me want to cry. But I think that’s the point, right? No pain, no gain. Four days down, and I already can see improvement in my strength and tone. And while you think late night feedings mixed with an early morning boot camp might lead to a less than productive week, I’ve had more energy and motivation than I’ve had since the summer.
Now I just need to get back on my mountain bike and I’ll feel complete.