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Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Miscellany

First of all, Norah had a great weekend with her Grandpa:His name is Ernie, so he brought her a stuffed Ernie, which worked out for some cute pics of them together.

And, we had a great Christmas party on Saturday night -- we had a lot of fun and all got some great loot!

Jerry's dad left this morning, and then I had a doctor appointment, so Jerry took the morning off. My dr. apt was just an annual check up, and really, the only reportable thing about that is that I am officially back to my pre-preggo weight! I had weighed myself at home a week or two ago and saw that, but today at the doctor's office, their scale reported the same number, so I was pretty pleased.

Of course, the suck of the matter is that while the weight is gone, the shape isn't necessarily back. Not that I ever had abs of adamantium, but before pregnancy, I did have a relatively flat, firm tummy. But, now it is...squidgier...than before. So this is part of the reason for incorporating the cross training into my runing routine; running is great for burning calories, and it does some toning, but I really need to work on strength and stretching exercises in order to restore my body to some of its former shape.

Lastly, I chose sleep this morning instead of an early run -- I just feel completely exhausted today -- so I suppose an evening run after work is gonna be in order if I am going to continue to adhere to "ze plan." That's okay; I really appreciated that extra hour of snooze time this morning!

27 comments:

X-Country2 said...

Adorable pic and very nice work on the weight!

JojaJogger said...

Good job getting back to pre-preggo weight. I confess, I had to google adamantium, I can't believe I didn't know what that was, considering Wolverine is the awesomest movie character ever.

MCM Mama said...

Adorable!!!

Great job on the weight loss. Some of that squidginess will disappear on its own as you get farther away from the pregnancy. Some will never go away (although for me that didn't happen until after the 2nd kid).

Katie A. said...

That pic is priceless! Great job on getting back to your pre-preggo weight so fast! And sometimes you just gotta sleep in!

MN Mom said...

He kind of looks like an Ernie. And he looks like a wonderful Grampa! And Norah looks like she is loving him!

teacherwoman said...

I struggle with monday morning workouts ... every other morning, fine, but not mondays! Way to go getting your weight back down to pre-preggo weight!

Cute pic!

Marlene said...

So cute with the Ernie!

Congratulations on reaching your PP weight. That's awesome!

Viper said...

Ah, yes, back to evening runs. They're better for you. Cheers!

SJ Goody said...

TOO cute! I love that outfit of her's... with the little ladybug BUM and matching BIB!! It was one of my favorites! :)

sideofsneakers said...

That is such an adorable picture!

Heather said...

Congrats on getting back to the pre-preg weight. It is frustrating being the same weight and realizing that things don't look quite the same. Bring on the sit ups!

MN Mom said...

Jess...just use Pak Mail....how wonderful. One stop no waiting, and I sent it US Mail.

shellyrm said...

Sweet photo!

Tummies are the last thing to firm up. Grrr! You are doing a great job getting your body back to a pre-baby fitness level. I am sure your cross training with help.

My littlest slept through the night. Shhh. I am afraid to actually have it out there. It may have been a fluke and I don't want to jepordize the chances of it happening again. But I slept right up to my 6:30 get middle one ready for school alarm! It was amazing! And I don't feel quilty, late for work because I squeezed in a run after the bus. But not quilty.

kelsalynn said...

Cute picture!

I slept in today too, skipping working out. Oops :) And now I just had In N Out Burger for lunch. I'm an idiot :)

Jess said...

congrats to getting back to your pre-preggo weight so quickly! Love the picture of Norah and her grandpa!

inmytummy said...

Aww, cute gift.

Being at your pre-pregnancy weight again is definitely something to be proud of.

fancy nancy said...

Such an adorable picture! Great job on the prepreggo weight! I'm sure you'll have your tummy back soon!

Rio Runs said...

Your body probably needed the rest- you've been super busy lately! Congrats on the weight loss! It took me 7 years to get to pre-preggo weight. Yeah. 7 years. Sweet picture!

Shannon said...

Jess she is so cute! Merry Christmas.

Agate Lake Girl said...

I was worried about the squishy tummy too - but it will harden back up soon. And I didn't even do any crunches so it must know to take care of itself. :)

RunToTheFinish said...

i don't have a baby, so what's my excuse for the abs :)

Wes said...

congrats on the weight loss! You make a lot of vemen jealous!!!

Firefly's Running said...

Cute pic!!

Congrads on getting back to the pre-preggo weight.

aron said...

yay on the preprego weight!! you are doing great girl :)

Lily on the Road said...

What a GREAT photo!

Making memories, make sure to hang it on the wall in Norah's room!

RunnerGirl said...

Adorable picture!

sRod said...

Completely adorable!