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Start to Run

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I have never really been confident. I’ve always had low self esteem, and since my pregnancy it’s worse than ever. That person I see in the mirror, I don’t even recognize her. For years I’ve felt sort of uncomfortable in my own skin. During my pregnancy however, I didn’t feel bad at all about gaining weight, just nervous. I was constantly wondering how I would look and feel afterwards and how I was going to get back in shape.
Looking forward to exercising (who thought I would ever say that?) since day 1, I was pretty bummed out to hear I had to wait 6 weeks. Truth be told, I really needed those first weeks to recover. But I’ve been feeling really down ever since we left the hospital. After 4 weeks I had enough of it… I promised myself to start running again. Next week.

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I started really slowly (1.80 km in 18 minutes), just to see how it would work out, and will build up from there till I hit 5km. That’s my goal. I did it once, a few years ago, so I know I can do it again! I’m tracking my progress with the Runtastic app . That way I’m more certain I won’t let myself down and skip sessions or stop… And, even though I just started, I feel better already! I know I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m headed towards something better.

Our Summer isn’t exactly going as we had hoped and planned. But we’re slowly finding our way through the many difficulties of parenting, and are falling into some kind of daily routine, so that’s good!
And even though we are exhausted (seriously, our blood pressure is kind of suffering from it…) we are loving every minute of it. Except for the minutes where I’m wide awake at night while I should be asleep… Insomnia is kicking my butt!

Better days are coming!

XOXO


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Good Reading

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Hello my dearest readers,

It’s been a month now since our little bean was born and we’re still getting used to this new way of living.
Summer is finally here, and having looked forward to it so much, I’m a little bit disappointed.
I’ve been feeling a bit locked up the past few weeks. The first weeks were waaay to hot.
Needless to say, baby did not like that!
Then there’s this fear of going out in public for too long, in case he starts crying. So we’ve kept our walks short and so far only went to doctors’ appointments or grocery shopping.
In the mean time, I haven’t really done much inside either… I’ve watched some movies, continued watching Grey’s Anatomy and Poldark and I’ve been doing some reading.

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I’ve created a Goodreads account to track my reading progress and look for books I’d like to read in the future. At the moment I’m reading Wizard’s First Rule from the The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind and A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (Love me some good old Sherlock Holmes!).
I really like that you can set a reading goal for yourself. Seeing as I’ve joined this late and have barely read a word this year, I set my goal for 2017 at 7 books. Though I enjoy reading very much, I love many other things and can’t always find the time to grab a book and read for a couple of hours on end. So a book per month (counting in June) should be a pretty realistic goal to reach for me…
If you’re also on Goodreads, you can find me here.

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Alright, I’ll be off then!
Hope to entertain you with a more interesting post next time 😉

XOXO


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