Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Where's that burst of energy?

I have been working out for at least 30 minutes a day since last Monday. Now, I wasn't expecting a lot of changes in one week, but you always hear people saying how much better they feel once they start exercising. I've experienced that in the past. So where is it this time?

Not only do I not feel better, I'm more tired. It's all I can do to stay awake until the baby goes down for his nap, and then it takes every inch of my willpower to get on the treadmill instead of into bed. I'm exhausted. It would probably help if I could get to sleep before midnight, but that would involve getting the boys to sleep before midnight. We've been down that road before. And honestly, I'd probably be up late anyway. I'm definitely a night person.

And as long as I'm complaining, what's the deal with my waist? I certainly would have expected a smaller waist size after dropping twenty pounds. Every other area has gotten smaller. I can wear clothes now that I haven't worn in several years. And yet, I still have the exact same size waist. I know I've had four kids, but why can't I lose even a measly inch off my waist?

I want to believe that changes will come. I don't want to get discouraged.


  1. I seem to have the opposite problem - after losing 20+ pounds notihng fits me round the waist, but trying on new smaller clothes nothing fits me (in a bad way) anywhere else. Actually i've been abit dis-heartended by shopping and am just surviving in my old clothes with lots of belts. But I must get myself some some trousers soon!

  2. Are you doing crunches?

    Banana's help with energy. Try eating one before you work out :-)

  3. Ummmmmmmmmmm, the whole losing 20 pounds (congrats!!!!!) and no inches off the waist...that doesn't seem fair at all. I would demand a recount.

  4. Debs - that's probably just as bad, huh?

    Arlene - I wasn't consistently before, but I've been doing 65-100 crunches a day every day for a while now. I'll try that banana thing.

    TKW - thanks! You're right - totally unfair. I want to wear normal jeans again (no more elastic)!!

  5. Bummer - but - tell me the truth - its easier walking up the stairs, right?

    My sister had 4 kids and although she could wear a size 6 - her tummy was a bowl of jello. No amount of situps has helped her either - she wants lipo.