Thursday, April 28, 2011


I can not believe my oldest has me by about 3 inches already... (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN SO FAST??:)

I was wheezing,
laughing at my own slowness,
giving Louis the hand because I could not respond to any of his questions (I was so out of breath)
pushing myself to make it 1/4 of a mile at a slow jog,
trying to catch my breath,
and wondering how on earth I will lose this baby weight if I can barely make it to the corner in my neighborhood (which is not far at all mind you:).

Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled to have the baby weight to lose...Absolutely thrilled!!!

I guess this is what 70 days on bedrest will do to you:)

Honestly, it is kind of strange to me that I am sooooo out of shape. I have been walking the neighborhood the last month and really can walk a few miles with out even huffing and puffing, but increase that to a jog and I am struggling big time...Literally Louis and I almost had a laughing fit when I realized that my arms hurt so badly after trying to move them while jogging for a 1/4 of a mile... it was ridiculous. Then we laughed even more recalling how I am normally the one shouting the encouragement to keep the kids going... the roles were certainly reversed today.

I usually love running in the rain... today was a different story... it was cold and my legs felt like tree trunks... we will see how long it takes for that to improve.

So thankful to have had the reason to be on bedrest... so thankful to God for an able body that will hopefully remember the days, not too long past of exercising:)


Charlie And Leslie King said...

Here in a few weeks I'll need a partner to help me get in pre baby shape! Don't get too in shape before I can join ya! The good Lord knows I am completely out of shape from skipping the gym for the last, oh, 25 weeks! ;)

Anonymous said...

Be gentle and kind to yourself. It will take you at least 140 days to get back to where you were before bed rest. If you do it faster than this then you are amazing. Wait you are already amazing. Blessings to your entire family.- Cheryl

Ebe said...

Oh my goodness, he's gotten so tall! I guess it has been over a year since I got to see you guys.

I second being gentle on yourself. It will happen in time. Keep at it, you're doing great!


Lisa said...

I hear you Sara, the weight is coming off much more slowly for me this time. It took all my kids encouragement to get my first 5 situps last week. :) One step at a time!

Sheryl said...

He sure has gotten tall! I thought that being 5'9" I would have lots of time before my boys outgrew me, but Garrett just shot up a 1/2 inch past me now, and he just turned 14. Yikes! Take it easy on yourself, and allow your body the time it needs to gain back all of your strength. Before you know it, you will be faster, stronger and able to go farther - but for now, enjoy the slow pace - its all part of God's plan :)