Last week, maybe it was the weather or something, but I started thinking about vacation this summer and what we might want to do, where we might want to go. Our original idea was the beach with a bunch of family, but everyone either had plans already or couldn’t make the trip for whatever reason. So, we were on our own. Which, actually, I was kind of excited about. Our first official family vacation!
We thought we might head to the beach for a couple of days, and then maybe down to Florida to visit some relatives on my side who we haven’t seen in a couple of years and they could meet Maggie and all that. And then maybe on the way home (since it’s a VERY LONG DRIVE and we’d want to break it up a bit) we could stop somewhere we’d never been- somewhere in Tennessee or Kentucky, maybe. Something a little bit nerdy, a little bit pretty, and a little bit family-like.
But! Today we got a phone call from our friends (who we went to the beach with 4 years ago) and they invited us to come again this year. A big house, lots of people (also kids… we may even be outnumbered, heh) It was so much fun last time, so we said yes immediately. The beach! A house with a pool! Maggie in a bathing suit!
WAIT A MINUTE. That means MOMMY will have to put on a bathing suit too. CRAAAAAAAAAAAP.
Y’all, I’ve totally been slacking in my Weight Watchers. I haven’t logged my food in over a month. Therefore, I haven’t lost any more weight. I haven’t gained though, so at least that’s something. But I still have about 10 pounds to go before I’d feel comfortable putting on a bathing suit WHERE PEOPLE CAN SEE ME. And also, it’s not even just the number on the scale: my body, it is FLABBY. I was doing so good with working out through September and October, better than I had ever done in my life with sticking to it. And then something happened and it all stopped. Part of it was that I got really busy with work and needed to use every precious nap-moment that Maggie gave me to get caught up on things. And part of it was the weather, to be honest, because I couldn’t take Maggie out for walks anymore- those are nice, easy workouts to fit in and our neighborhood has some great hills. But the idea of taking a baby (and myself!) out in the cold and snow just so does not appeal to me.
So tonight, I did crunches and the Hundred (okay, so I only made it to 34. But I tried!) I will do these every night. And this week, I will workout twice. Either the exercise bike, the BowFlex, or my Pilates DVD. Baby steps. I just need to get back into the habit, I think.
I should also probably try on my bathing suit every day, just to keep myself inspired.