Sunday, January 08, 2006

Thank you's and other thoughts

I wanted to thank everyone who posted their supportive comments on my last entry. I dearly hope that the reason I haven't lost weight is because of my hormones for breastfeeding. When you do everything right and still see no results it's the most defeating feeling. I have five more months before I start to wean 'that baby'. While I wouldn't mind longer term breastfeeding (no later than age 1 1/2 or 2) I do mind the fat on my ass, so at that point I will wean him -- I will allow my vanity to overcome by that time!

Yoga -- why oh why am I so reluctant to stay with the program? It feels good when I do it and I feel SOOO relaxed and stretched afterward and I know the benefits of it. So why do I resist doing a workout? I have my first class tomorrow and I have a feeling it's going to run me over since I haven't done anything up until then. I keep putting off my art work too. Why is that? Both these activities contribute greatly to my well being and I feel sublime when I am engaged in them. What's up with that?

It's sunny today and so Golf and I are going to head to the Jack London Square farmer's market. Might browse around in the Barnes and Noble bookstore too. It will be fun to go somewhere besides the darn grocery store.


Running2Ks said...

I find it so hard to start exercising, but I am happy when I do it. Maybe you can make a bargain with yourself that you can't do a loved activity until you exercise.

amygeekgrl said...

I *had* to get out of the house today too so we went to Petsmart to look at the animals. Ava loves that. :) And then to Borders to hang out for a bit. It was nice to go somewhere.
The farmer's market sounds like fun. Wish we had the weather for that year-round here!

Mel said...

Remind me of how come you cannot go out much (at all?) being a mother of a 7 month old baby? I'm not being funny, a clueless non-parent speaking here. I see what I believe (key word) to be other mothers of babies out "in the world" participating in life outside the home and I think "why can't Amy do this?". Is it because you feel like it's too difficult to do logistically, or that you fear you won't be supported by your friends' help if you do go out with them? I'm thinking of an afternoon shopping with Aidan and your best friends. I can't help but think the non-participation isn't helping your esteem one bit, and if it's something that can be alieved by your girlfriends somehow... well, then what are we here for? That's what we live for! :)

Amy said...

Mellie, I'll certainly go shopping this week -- I have a Target gift card and your Best Buy gift card yet to spend, but that's a one time thing... Once the weather is nice every day, closer to spring, I plan to go out and do some hiking in the parks with the baby and a trip or two into San Francisco. But usually leaving the house means spending money, and so I just powerwalk to get out of the house and get my exercise and get Aidan his fresh air.