Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Adler is doing better today- breathing better, sleeping better and eating better. Hopefully the worst is over and he will be recovering soon.

Other than that, things are good. I have started working out again and it hurts so good. Want to know my thinspirations?

where I want to be this summer

where I'll probably be this summer

(Either way, it will involve a swimsuit, though!)

So, I had to google to get those pics, so I searched “thinspirations.” What a scary return I had! I didn’t realize that word is the word that was an eating disorder term. So I got to see a bunch of pictures of incredibly skinny, incredibly sickly girls. Did you know that Olivia Newton John’s daughter battles with anorexia? Anyway, apparently, there is a pro-ana, pro-buli movement out there that celebrates eating disorders. You can even order bracelets that are a certain color for anorexia and another for bulimia. After looking at some of the pictures, I feel a little sick to my stomach.

So, I haven’t really started eating much better yet; usually the more I exercise, the better I start to eat though. I hate working my butt off on the elliptical and knowing I only burned off the coke I drank for lunch. That knowledge usually curbs my desire for empty calories. I am hoping to be back in my pre-pregnancy summer clothes this year. I was able to hide it this winter because of big sweaters and jackets, but summer clothes are so unforgiving! I am really tired of wearing the same 3 outfits though, because I have refused to buy in bigger sizes. So, unless I want to do that this summer, I am going to get back in shape! I will let you know the progress.

So far, after week one, I haven’t lost a pound though! I can, however, complete 3 sets of 12 of the regular style push ups. No knees involved; and I am pretty proud of that. I credit that to lugging around a 27 lb weight all day long- thanks Adler! Now, if only I can figure out a way to carry him around with my thigh muscles, I can get them down to a manageable size!


Rhonda said...

Are u still going to "Shape up" or just working out at home?

Ashley said...

still at shape up- I have only been going a week though. If I cant make it, I work out at home though.

Vickie_Raulin said...

lol... I can help you with carrying the 27-pound weight on your thighs... so do this... lay on the floor on your back... raise your knees up to your chest... let Adler sit on your ankles... hold his sweet little hands... and bouncy, bouncy, bouncy... raising him higher and higher, but trying not to let him slide off onto your chest... he'll love it...