Well I'm trying to figure out ways to de-stress and relax. After the year and a half of nonstop wedding planning stress, mixed in with financial worries and a dash of family drama...now I've added into the mix the anxiousness I feel about trying to conceive.
And when I'm stressed out, I get horrible stomach aches. That's how my body deals. Best friends with the bathroom. Ugh. Nice, huh? So after my day-long stomach ache yesterday (from the moment I woke up to when I went to sleep) I had HAD enough. So my new focus is going to be on relaxing my mind and body, eating better (and maybe that will help diminish the stomach aches) and getting myself in shape and prime-baby-making condition (and less worry about the actual process right now).
Monday after work, I joined the gym! Got a coupon in the mail for past members that said to rejoin for $15/month. You can't beat that with a stick! So I changed my clothes at work and off I went. When I was signing up for my membership the woman was like, "Using this coupon/rate, you need to sign a 6-month contract." I didn't even bat an eye lash, just smiled and nodded and signed my name on the dotted line. I also signed up online for www.myfooddiary.com which is only $9/month. I love this site...it's an awesome calorie counter among other things. Hopefully between the two, there is hope to get my ass in gear!!
I had planned on going to the gym again last night (cuz Wednesday night I have a hair appointment) but my day-long stomach ache made that idea not very appealing. So once home, I popped in a yoga DVD that I have not done in years and started breathing and stretching my way to relaxation. Fifteen or twenty minutes into it, just as I was thinking, "Damn I feel good!", the freakin' DVD froze and wouldn't work again. Bummer. But now I'm convinced I want to keep up with some type of yoga or pilates work out on a regular basis (I used to do Pilate's years ago and my body was SO strong at that time!) so off I'll go my lunch break to Target to buy one (maybe two?) DVDS to do at home in conjunction with my gym-going. And if it makes me feel that good mentally every time I do it? That's all the more reason for me to keep up with it!!
I've decided not to focus so much on my weight and what I "should" lose and instead focus more on getting myself into shape, fitting better in my clothes and just generally feeling GOOD about myself and in my skin!