First timer

I never thought I will run. Well, I don’t run yet, but I have started liking the idea of running. Wait, do we read it right that there is an yet, meaning I might run in the future? Yeah baby! And to my disbelief I like the idea of running! How did these happen and when did they happen? Just today after my first session of c25k programme! Hold on. I am not going to run 5km in 30 mins in 9 weeks. That is not my goal. I do not have a goal. I just want to try this running thing. Secret goals are to lose some weight and tighten the loose tummy.

It all started with me wanting to run a running group for mummies with young babies. I wanted to provide free creche and give the mummies a couple of hours of freedom and help them to do something to get fit. I was a bit down when I was told that funding is not possible for this programme after an initial enthusiasm shown by the children centre. Then I decided to try a trial session myself to figure out the practicalities that I might not have thought through other than the free creche and the coffee after running. So, off I went this morning to try it out. Guess what, I just loved the feeling. Running outdoors under the waste sky sets you free in a real sense. Now I can understand why runners like running and how there can be a case of running fanatics in this world! Also, I can finally understand why I should never say never. Read my previous post for another proof!

If you live in the Gadebridge around area or if you can get to the Gadebridge shops, then see you at the Galley Hill dip tomorrow 10 to 10:30 am or every Thursday mornings 10 to 10:30am (and Fridays 10 to 10:30am if I can make Friday sessions regular too). If you are a mummy with a young baby, then arrange some child minding for a couple of hours and join me. if there is a good number of us needing creche, then I may try for funding for free creche again. I won’t be able to do it next week as a procedure (biopsy like) is planned to remove verucca from my left heel by putting me under general anesthesia, meaning it is going to be a big digging the docs are going to do, so, I won’t able to walk for a few days, but hopefully I will be able to continue running from the following week onwards. (yes, I was limping today).

Balan was all smiling and applauding when I came back and started going on and on about how it feels nice after exercising in the gym and how he doesn’t feel like munching or how he has the nagging feeling to have coffee when not going to the gym etc etc. I said, “That is it. don’t push your luck mate” and sat down with a nice cup of coffee after a nice relaxing shower.

Amazing weight loss – LBB – w7

At the start of LBB (Losing baby belly) week 7, I weigh 56 kilos, which means I have lost 2 kilos in two weeks. I think there is something seriously wrong with our bathroom scale. Because I have been eating like a pig, munching on mixture (similar to bombay mix)  and I do not feel light at all. I have not been doing pilates regularly either. I know, pilates are not meant to help you reduce weight. They are mild exercises meant to tighten tummy muscles and help to put the pelvic bones back right and all that, but doing them regularly means I am in that mode of looking after my health and fitness.  When I am in that mode, I eat sensibly, balance my diet well and all that.  I must get into that mode now to make the faulty bathroom scale reading right.

Losing baby belly – week5

At the start of week 5 I still weigh 58 kilos and still got the same size, may be even bigger belly. I couldn’t afford to be tired, and that was my excuse for the last four weeks. But I have dumped all the maternity clothes and taken out my summer clothes. Some of them luckily fit me ok, so I am getting away with wearing them. I am not worried too much about my tummy or my weight, as I know this is how it will be for this summer. I know I will be not too bad by next summer and that is my hope factor.

c25k losing baby belly

Last time I struggled to lose my baby belly. I struggled with losing weight as well. I want to try harder this time. I haven’t got a catchy name for it yet, but I am starting the programme now. I will post my weight and may be a photo every week. Photo is a may be because it IS getting difficult to fit in too many things in my life at the mo and taking a photo (of me) gets last priority. Will try a photo session tomorrow.  for now,

Pre pregnancy weight – 50kilos before both pregnancies, 53kilos before second pregnancy.
Predelivery weight – 65kilos for the first one,  70 (I think) for the second one.
post delivery weight – 60kilos for the first one, 65 (2nd week after delivery) for the second one.

It is eight weeks after the delivery now.

At the start of Week 1:  weight – 58 kilos.

Methods I am following at the mo (it will change when my mom leaves):
For weight loss – portion control
for losing tummy – Pilates

Strictly come dancing – Week 5

Today I was asked what my objective is or what do I aim to achieve at the end of this course. I was honest and told that I just wanted some time off from looking after a toddler and just wanted to have fun. My instructor was not impressed. I decided to take it little more serious and decided to remember what I am doing. Not bad with Quick Step. Cha-Cha-Cha wasn’t bad either. Getting the hang of Rumba and Waltz. We didn’t do any Jives this week. Having instructor as partner always helps and makes the learning much more serious than with another learner as partner.

Strictly come dancing – Week 4

Looks like I had accidentally deleted week2 post. I didn’t go on week3, and there was no class last week.

Not bad. I could catch up with others. I might enjoy these dances if I know how to dance well. Today we learnt Cha-Cha-Cha and Quick Step and did some complicated (for me) steps in Rumba and Waltz.

Monday swims – Week 10

I did some elaborate cooking in the morning. And I was all up for all the challenges in the swimming pool today, though I was feeling very tired.

Left muffin at the creche. She was refusing to go today. But managed to leave her when she got distracted with some play. Again watched the swimming lesson for kids while waiting for our instructor to arrive.

I was all lit up when I saw my regular partner turning up. She said she had lost her nerve a bit too. So we started trying floating on our own and coming back to standing without any help. She got the hang of it within couple of trials. I have done this before but I do not know why I was so scared to do it today. But I still was up for letting it go today, which is what kept me trying it. Our instructor came and started giving us challenges. It was good that at the end of it I was just touching the float with one hand and using other hand to push myself forward. Then later I did the same thing by touching my partners hand who walked with me when I swam from one side to the other. I was happy about all the things I did today. But still I haven’t done  without any help. Time was up and I had to leave to take Muffin. I saw the creche staff bringing Muffin in the buggy. I thought that I had forgotten to tell them to keep the buggy and the bag with them. I can manage the buggy and the bag. But Muffin was sleeping in the buggy. Ok. I thought it is good to get back to the pool and join others. perhaps she  might be teaching them to float on their back now. I rushed to the pool pushing the buggy. I kept the buggy by the pool and got straight back in the pool. Our instructor was standing free and my partner was paired up with somebody else. our instructor asked me to try that floating on my own and coming back to standing without help. It wasn’t working. Then there was a trick my instructor taught me. Curl up first and then bring the arms down!. Ah! that worked like magic and there I go floating on my own not wanting to hold on to anything anymore and coming back to standing like a pro!

That was the last lesson in this course. But I have booked myself in for the follow up course as well.

Muffin enjoyed the pool as usual. And we had late lunch as usual.

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