I’m in a rut.
A blogging rut and a life-in-general rut.
Everything in my life seems to revolve around baby related activities. Like poopy diapers. And pumping breast milk. And feeding/changing/napping/holding/walking with the baby.
But just because I’m a mom now doesn’t mean that this is my entire life — it isn’t my single defining characteristic.
So, yeah, I’ve been in a rut. I need to break out and do other things that challenge and excite me.
Plus, I’m feeling the effects of being seriously out of shape. For the first time in my life, I’m really, really out of shape.
So I’m taking back the other aspects of my life to feel whole again.
I was cleared for exercise last week during my six-week postpartum appointment. I’ve already started working out again, but I plan on kicking it into high gear this week. I’ve got my eye on a new pair of running shoes and I am going to a 6am power yoga class at Yoga Bliss this morning.
When I set a fitness goal, I plan on reaching it. So I have no doubts about getting there; it’s the starting it that’s difficult.
And I’m cutting out all the bad food.
See, while pregnant, my gluten allergy disappeared. In fact, carbs were the one food that settled my always-queasy tummy. So I ate them. And then I ate them more. And I just couldn’t stop. I was enjoying the freedom of the temporary relief of a gluten intolerance!
My gluten intolerance hasn’t returned postpartum — yet. Perhaps because I’m breastfeeding? Who knows. But I’m still mostly cutting them from my diet. I’ll pick + choose my carbs based on how healthy they are. Like our homemade spelt and wheatberry pizza doughs/breads/pancakes. Oh — and Ohio City Pastas. Those I will still eat, too!
I’m challenging myself to get out there and meet new people. There are several Ohio Blogging Association events this month that I’m really excited to attend. But I’m not gonna lie — I’m nervous! In Syracuse, I was super involved in the social media community. Here, I’ve been mostly an observer. I haven’t quite taken the plunge. But I’d like to change that. I need to change that and finally meet some new people.
And yoga. It won’t only be helping me physically, but it’s mentally and emotionally challenging. I’ve been seriously missing it.
I know I’ll be out of my little life rut soon enough. 🙂 And don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom. I just don’t want to forget about the things I loved before I became a mom.