So last night I went from work straight to the Y. I didn’t take the Thursday-night muscle class that I used to; instead, I gathered my magazine and my iPod and I headed upstairs for some “alone” time on a couple machines.
I’m a little under the weather with a cold (Thanks, Connor!), but I mustered the energy to ride the elliptical machine and do some running and hill intervals on the treadmill. I felt great when I was done. I was still tired, but I had more energy and felt like I could actually DO something with my evening. Good thing because I had to bake some cheesecake bars for Women’s Night when I got home.
See, just like how things used to be: the Y, home for a quick dinner, some baking, a shower, then TV and blogging. I know I can’t do that every night like I used to, but once a week for now is a good balance.
Speaking of balance, did you guys see me riding a bike in my den? We borrowed a bike trainer from the McHusband’s coworker and I finally pulled it out Wednesday night. I wasn’t sure if I was going to just suffer through my workout or if I was going to like it but guess what? I enjoyed it!
My plan is to use the bike a couple of times a week and get to the Y at least two, but preferably three, times a week: once right after work, once after I pick Connor up and get him started on his bedtime routine, and then Saturday morning.
There’s hope that by Connor’s first birthday, I could be in decent shape! And more importantly, I would just feel like I had figured out this working, exercising, socializing, to-do-list-completing mom thing.
I have Women’s Night tonight and the McHusband has dinner with a friend. No social plans tomorrow so maybe I’ll get started on my wrapping. My tree would be much happier with some presents under it.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
PS Happy, happy birthday to my mom today! Hope it’s a great one, Mom!
PPS This post had two pictures, but it wouldn’t publish with them in there. Not sure why, but I was too tired to try to fix it. Sorry for all the words.