Tuesday, June 19, 2012

5 minutes

That is how long it took Miss Eve to stop crying today after dropping her off at the gym crèche. I actually got a workout in! When I got back she was happily playing and didn’t even look up! I am SO happy as I think this is going to work! Looking forward to trying a Punch class on Thursday morning and then maybe Pump on Friday. I am not doing my fitness and toning on the right days but as long as I get them all done I am happy.

Weigh in tomorrow. Not feeling too confident about it actually. I think the pizza and apple crumble on the weekend may have done a bit of damage. The challenge for me is going to be getting on with it if the numbers are not kind. I would be happy with any loss at all this week…as long as it is not a gain! That would be a bit depressing. I should start thinking about my Saturday and making sure that I have a plan in place for any social occasions! I don’t actually have any plans as yet for the weekend and I am not working! My first weekend off in 4 weeks! Yay!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Operation Gym Crèche….FAIL

So it didn’t go too well today. I was all organised and got Miss Elsa(5) to school on time(an achievement for me!) but she was all clingy again and I left school about 20 minutes later than i would have liked to. I did kind of expect it since it was the first day back after a 3 weeks but it did mean that I was arriving in the car park at the time the Zumba class was starting and I still needed to get the kids and the pram out of the car into the gym and into the crèche and get changed so I knew that it wasn’t going to happen.
Dropping the girls off at the crèche seemed to go so well to begin with. Miss Eve(2) ran straight over to the play kitchen and started to make mummy and Miss Isla(4) a cup of tea while I signed them in. I had my ‘cup of tea’ and kissed the girls goodbye and then Miss Eve’s bottom lip dropped and began to quiver, tears filled her big brown eyes and she whispered ‘Goodbye Mummy’ and I quickly left the room. I was out and there was no screaming(yay!). The lip quiver was pretty heart breaking though!
I headed to the change room and by the time I had pulled all my workout gear from my bag the screaming had started! I could hear it loud and clear from the change room and I couldn’t stand it! I headed back in thinking I would give her another cuddle and head back out to do my workout….WRONG! I ended up being in here for another 20 minutes trying to settle her so I could go again. Finally I decided to go anyway and see if she would settle. I managed to get changed and take a 5 minute phone call from my mum and all I could heat coming from the crèche was the sound of Eve sobbing. I went back in and that was it….50 minutes at the gym and no workout!

The carer and one of the trainers (who also has one of her little ones in the crèche) both think I need to toughen up and leave her a bit longer…maybe they are right…maybe they aren’t. I don’t know! I REALLY want to make this work but do I really want it enough to have Eve scream it out! The carer suggested I leave her for 15 minutes tomorrow and then 20 minutes the next time and just continue to extend it. She said this had worked with others over about 3 days. I think I will head back in tomorrow morning and try again. I guess it can only get better!
It is SO tempting to just throw in the workout for today as I have only just walked in the door and it is 4:20. I still need to make dinner for the kids, dinner for Josef and I(different things tonight as I know the kids won’t eat curry), bath them, dress them, put them in bed, clean everything up, do a load or two of washing, sort out everyone's clothes for tomorrow, make lunches for tomorrow and a whole lot of other things that I will remember along the way…BUT I will fit in a workout somewhere!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

So far so good

So it has now been 2 weeks and I only just got to blogging today. I guess it has taken all my focus to get started and stay on track. I feel that I am finally there though! Each day is getting easier(except for Saturdays so there is something to work on there!) and I am getting into better habits with my food and shopping. Oh I have written numerous blog posts in my head but they just haven’t made it to the blog!

I am 1.3kg down as of last weeks weigh in on Wednesday and I am pretty pleased with that. It was hard to not compare to others figures but as I don’t have much to loose I really am happy with my progress so far and should reach goal if I can keep things going like they have been.

Exercise has been a struggle some days especially with school holidays as the routine is all mucked up! I do love having Elsa at home but it is definitely a lot harder to get out and get things done with an extra child! School goes back tomorrow though(Yay!) so the routine starts tomorrow morning! Actually really it starts tonight with me getting everything ready for my day tomorrow. Clothes are set out for all of us, the lunchboxes have been packed and my gym bag is packed too. Tomorrow I conquer the gym! Well at least I will attempt to if Miss Eve(2) will let me. She loves her mummy that girl! I do love that she always wants me near but I do want that hour a day to myself at the gym so I am hoping by the end of the week she will happily go into the crèche at the gym and I can actually get a whole workout in! I have picked all my classes that I would like to do this week but I am fully expecting to be interrupted for at least the first day! If it happens I will pop the kids back in the car drive home and finish off at home. It will be a pain and take heaps longer to get my workout done but I am hoping it will only be a few days and it will all be working well (fingers crossed!). Tomorrow I try Zumba!

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My love-hate relationship with Saturdays

I love Saturdays! First day of the weekend! We take our girls to ballet and pop in to the Italian Pantry over the road for coffee with just 1 child instead of 3 which is a HUGE luxury! I get to spend time with my husband and girls all together. My husband often helps with the cooking and cleaning and we all get a bit of a relax. We get to catch up with friends and recharge our batteries.


I hate Saturdays! The lack of routine makes it hard to stick to the meal and exercise plans! There are so many yummy temptations at the Italian Pantry and my 2 year old always tries to feed me her leftovers. My husband will cook delicious food that I can’t eat and I have more time to think about eating! We catch up with friends and cook pizza and apple crumble and it is so so hard to sit and eat my meal while everyone else enjoys the homemade pizza.