I love the Spring, especially April, everything gives way to all the green. Winter is but a memory now and all its sadness quickly disappears from my view. My southern world is vibrant and lush and full of beautiful pink, white, yellow & red colors.
What a beautiful view to take in while I run my 3 miles. I had 3 miles to run today for my 5k running plan. I set a goal for myself back in October of 2016 to run a 5k every month for the whole year of 2017. Trying to re-train myself for running has been harder than I had anticipated. Where in the heck is my muscle memory??? How come I am not shedding the weight as easily as I use too?? Whatever the reason I have not stopped on my journey. Merrily looking at my murky view in a different light has helped me to continue on even when at times I feel that it is hopeless.
Then I came across the fit pregnancy article. 5 reasons you’re not losing the baby weight and LiveStrong Why is it so hard to lose Baby weight? Wouldnt you know it I have had problems in all almost all of these areas.
- No sleep, (insert laugh here) how many Mama’s catch z’s?? Seriously though on average we need 7.5 hours of sleep to function normally. To help that, avoid a lot of caffeine in the afternoons (oops) and shy away from heavy meals and alcohol before bed. This will help to create a more normal sleep pattern.
2.Way to much stress, I’m a mom enough said, but stress is a nasty beast that can wreak havoc on my facets of our lives and weight gain is one of them. Research says to avoid over eating, take a walk to elevate stress, breathe and my fav beef up your meals with a little spice such as hot peppers. YUM.
3. Being to hard on yourself. I am especially bad at this one. I ran 3 miles today what the heck am I complaining about??? I should be proud of 3 miles, some folks cannot even walk a mile, and I am being a big baby over running 3 miles not the way I assumed in my head I should run? Please… Chill out girlfriend and thank your lucky stars you get to run. One more day of eating right and exercising well. That is a success. Period.
3 miles essentials