Ugh, sometimes I am completely drop-dead exhausted by the time I put C to bed at 7pm. The last thing I want to do is wash his bottles, and I certainly don’t have the energy for P90X. Last night was one of those nights. I melted into the couch and watched The Bachelor, my Monday night trash TV of choice. By the time that was over, it was 9pm and I just felt like cruising Twitter or flipping TV channels.
But I pushed myself. I popped in the 60-minute Legs & Back workout and got to work. I was cursing Tony Horton during the millionth lunge, but by the time it was over I felt so awesome. I felt energized, empowered and accomplished. My muscles felt stronger and looser. I physically felt less stressed. It was wonderful. Now I know that I need to push myself on those nights, because the end result is so worth it.
I had forgotten what having energy felt like! I’m filled with energy that I don’t know what to do with. While organizing and certain other tasks still feel overwhelming, I’ve been baking and dancing around. It’s wonderful. I’m like a new woman! There’s a long way to go, but I’m already feeling a teeny tiny bit like my old self. It’s nice to finally catch a glimpse of her.
My homemade pumpkin cupcakes and cream cheese frosting
A while back, I purchased three prenatal workout DVDs with the intention of working out daily to stay fit and keep my muscles loose. I did them for a while, but once I hit my third trimester, it has been very difficult to work up the energy to work out. I often put on my workout attire and then end up sitting on the couch for a while, unable to work up enough energy. Eventually, I give up and take a shower.
Has this happened to any of you? How do you get enough energy to work out?