Lest anyone think I spent Mother’s Day sitting around and complaining, I actually had a really nice time! I don’t remember what we did last year, but this year for reasons probably involving hormones, I was feeling sappy and sentimental and wanted to have a really special day with my family. (Meaning I wanted everyone to pamper me and praise me and I didn’t want to do anything involving even minimal effort.)
My husband planned to get up with Kenzie so I could sleep in, but I was up at the crack of dawn anyway, so I just lounged around in bed and waited for everyone to wake up and pay attention to me.
Ordinarily I would have used my Mother’s Day leverage to go for a long run before breakfast, but since I can’t run anymore, we just drank coffee and watched cartoons until it was time for brunch.
We went to a buffet, which is great for the obvious reasons but also because I can just get Kenzie little bites of things and the whole meal isn’t wasted if she gets something she doesn’t like (or, something she liked yesterday but inexplicably refuses to eat today). AND her meal was free. The only thing missing was my breakfast cocktail.
They had a nice spread with everything from scrambled eggs and French toast to prime rib and Mahi-mahi. At one point I had four different kinds of meat on my plate. I make my mom so proud.
[Imagine Instagram of delicious meat plate.]
After brunch we went to Lowe’s and picked out a hanging plant for the backyard and my husband bought some caulk. (I only mention this because I like to make childish jokes about laying caulk and caulking up the house and sticky caulk and is your caulk ready?)
Then we took Kenzie to the park.
So I really didn’t do much, but by the end of the day I was exhausted. I hate to admit that because I know there are a lot of women out there who have toddlers and 35 week old fetuses AND work full time, but…I was still tired.
So yeah, workouts have become virtually nonexistent. I was sick last week and aside from the being sick part, it was actually….glorious? I can’t believe how good I felt after not working out for a week. Then I tried to do the elliptical for 30 minutes and one side of my butt was sore for two days.
Yesterday I walked a couple miles with Kenzie in the stroller and that seemed more manageable. (OH, and I do RunKeeper now so we should be besties on there.)
I may do some more swimming even though I hate it. I swim poorly and I rarely do more than 1000 yards, so it just seems like a lot of hassle for not that great of a workout.
The other workout I was doing was a routine mostly swiped from Jillian Michaels that consisted of some weighted squats and lunges, and some tricep dips, kickbacks and bicep curls, but I can’t even bring myself to do that anymore. The squats and lunges were maintenance for running and the arm stuff was for vanity, so there’s really no point.
I’ll probably just pretend that chasing my toddler around adds up to seven miles a day and I get a punishing strength workout by lugging a 35-pound fetus (because this weight is all fetus, right??). Yay!