Monday, May 26, 2014

Ready to get going!

We are FINALLY sleeping better and now I am ready to get started with my workouts!  Here's a summary of the last month (yes it has been a month since I updated my blog).
  • Despite my best efforts to "tank up" Jordan during the day, he was still sleeping in terribly short nighttime stretches (he would go 3 hours between feeds, then 2.5, then 2, then the rest of the night would be spent fitfully sleeping on Dad's chest on the lazy boy).  That, combined with the fact that his daytime routine was getting messed up - he was starting to have to eat every 1.5-2 hours - led me to determine that SOMETHING was wrong.  (I knew a growth spurt wouldn't last his entire life....even though he is a big boy!)
  • Thanks to some Facebook friends in a Mom's group I am in, I checked Jordan for a lip and tongue tie and sure enough...he has one!  After reading the symptoms for both babies and older kids, it was like a lightbulb went off and I realized that not only does Jordan have one, Morgan does too (I checked them both physically, too)!!  
  • We traveled up to Portland last Thursday to get Jordan's lip and tongue tie revised by one of the world's leading experts, Dr. Ghaheri (who also happens to be one of the coolest doctors I've ever met and the coolest doctor I've ever been to, i.e. is not just a friend of mine.)
Now that that is done, Jordan is eating and sleeping like a champ.  Last night he gave us 2 stretches of 5+ hours of sleeping, nearly 6 hours between feeds, actually!

For me, this means that not only do I have more time in the day because he is napping better and I'm not feeding him constantly, but I am able to get some restful sleep at night, and I finally feel ready to attack my workouts again.  That's not to say I have been completely inactive, because I haven't.

In fact, I've been getting out just about every day to play 9-18 holes of disc golf, my latest obsession.  That's at least 2 miles of walking every day (plus another mile that I do just during regular life), but more often than not we are playing 18 holes, so that's 4+ miles.  And it's on uneven ground (and occasionally requires me to climb in aim is not always perfect ;) and it is truly a great form of exercise.  It's so much fun, too, because we can go as a family and all get some fresh air and exercise.

I also did one workout in the garage gym - a 12 minute "Cindy" (1 round = 5 pull ups, 10 push0ups, 15 air squats).  I was supposed to do 20 minutes but Jordan only let me go for 12 before he woke up.  I did 8 rounds and was completely pathetically sore afterwards, particularly my push-up muscles!!

So, moving forward, my plan is to do 2 CrossFit workouts/week at a local box, and then supplement as I can in the garage gym.  I will continue walking every day (which will more often than not take the form of disc golf, but I will also walk with some mama friends and our strollers).

To summarize:
  • Walk every day, 3+ miles
  • CrossFit 2+ days/week (prob no more than 4).
  • Continue with IsaBody Challenge nutrition (1-2 IsaLean PRO Shakes/day with Greens or Fruits and other Isagenix products as needed/desired).
Once I see how I am doing with this program, I will be able to add in some running, etc.  That might not come for another month or two, however.