The Littlest Firecracker

Happy Fourth of July!

I can’t believe how bad I’ve been about 1) blogging and 2) holding to my own “commitments.”

Despite my best efforts, I discovered that AM workouts are not going to happen at this juncture in my life … and that I need to accept it and make the most of my evening workouts.

Why? Well … I gave it a trial run, the old college try. I slept in my gym clothes (things I used to do to make getting to the gym in the AM easier), laid out my sneakers and set my alarm for 5 AM. Should have been a piece of cake, right?


Mama needs to readjust her expectations!

One morning I overslept and needed to pump STAT (yes, STAT. Ouch.). One morning, Maya randomly woke at 5 and needed to be calmed back to bed. One morning I was just too damn tired when the alarm went off. One morning my husband’s arms were wrapped tightly around me and I didn’t want to leave.

And so it went.

The truth is, mornings are just too unpredictable and harried as is now (even with most of the prep being done the night before). So instead of beating myself up over this fact, once I’m done nursing and pumping, maybe I’ll re-evaluate … but for now, not happening, and I’m coming to terms with it.

And as for eating better? Well … yea, that, too, has been a disaster. As I told a friend tonight, I’m certainly not living like someone who wants to lose weight. And while some times it feels good to not be obsessing (freeing, even), after this weekend, my body needs me to at the very least care a bit more 😉

Still, it’s been a wonderful holiday weekend with my little family and I certainly didn’t dwell. We slept in, we snuggled, we went cherry picking and BBQed and did some shopping and went out with friends and Maya swam in her little pool and went for walks and I went to Zumba … all in all, a wonderful weekend.

I hope you, too, had a great weekend — they go by MUCH too quickly.

And the ONLY reason I’m even remotely looking forward to going to work tomorrow? I’m excited to carry my new bag! Other than that … I could use another weekend 😉



4 thoughts on “The Littlest Firecracker

  1. I so know what you mean! Morning used to be the most predictable time of my day and now it’s the least. Liam’s wakeup time is all over the map (anywhere from 6:30 to 4:45, ugh). I just joined a 24-hour gym with the intention of working out in the a.m. but when the alarm went off at 3:50 this morning there was no way THAT was happening.

    I, too, need to embrace the evening workout. I’ve NEVER been a nighttime worker-outer because I love to go home after work, eat dinner and relax, but I need to learn to get over that. I’m lucky that Liam goes to bed between 7-7:30 and (usually) stays down until morning.

    1. Yes! It’s totally an inconvenience to go at night, but realistically, it’s the only way I can get a workout in, and it might just be only 3-4 days a week. So be it, right?!

      It’s frustrating b/c I’m a morning person … and now that Maya is predictably asleep by 8, I have no excuse not to go … I just have to make it happen and accept I’ll be a little tired and won’t have that “me” time … but I guess I WILL have a hot date with my Precor elliptical!

  2. Hey Lissa! I remember these days too well! My solution, I bought a treadmill. I could squeeze in a 10 minute workout or a 45 minute workout. Something is better than nothing, right? Maybe an elliptical for the house?

    Just an idea, I am sure you have already thought of it!

    My best to all of you 🙂 Maya is the most precious little chicklet!


    1. Hi Nance!! I have thought about it but it’s definitely something to really look into–esp since at work I get a $300 credit for fitness stuff (classes, membership, equip) as part of our wellness plan! I went for a run this AM — 2 miles, but it felt good 🙂 And thank you — I just adore her, can’t you tell? 🙂 Love and miss you!

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