Hello blog! Hard to believe that after blogging weekly during pregnancy I’ve blogged 3 times since the baby came and she is now 9 months old!
I’ve thought about blogging and actually started this post several times, but I’ve never gotten past the beginning. I would like to share the ups and downs of incorporating wellness into my life with a new baby in the house, each day is a new challenge. Some days my diet rocks, other days I give into emotional eating. Some days my exercise is on target, others it is pushed to the back burner. I had forgotten how a baby can throw a wrench into one’s plans and with two kids it is easier to get off track. Today, I had a feeling today of, wow it has been 5 months since I blogged and I’d like to get back to it, so let’s make this happen.
I can’t possibly sum up the past 5 months in 1 post. For the past couple months my wellness focus has been on repairing the body from pregnancy (as well as talking care of the kids, washing cloth diapers, cleaning the house, working, etc…). I got a nasty case of plantar fasciitis. Now it is getting better and I am seeing a physical therapist (Miriam Nelson at Cornerstone Physical Therapy) . We are working on my core strength, left hip area and my foot is getting better. I’ve also been seeing a physical therapist (Amanda Fugate at Cornerstone Physical Therapy) for pelvic floor strengthening. You may have read the post she helped me with when I was pregnant, or check it out now Kegel Exercises for Women What You Need to Know. Well, I have had great success in that area and for local Asheville ladies I highly recommend her if you want to get back to running and jumping !
My fitness goal is to do cardio 4 times a week for about 45 minutes, lift twice, and do a yoga class once. This is working for me right now. I feel so much better when I get my exercise in! My mood is better, I make healthier food choices, and I sleep better. When I don’t take the time to exercise everything suffers.
The biggest change around our house (besides the whole new baby) is our food choices. I’ll share more on that later. (sooner than the next 5 months!) I also don’t know why this font is to tiny so I will try and work on that too.