Pregnancy is now over, and Ally is almost 6 weeks old. This week I go to the OBG for my post partum followup. I've slimmed down 35 lbs but have some yet to go. I'm motivated to eat well, drink water, and exercise. I cannot complain I've had nothing but an excellent recovery -- and I expect to be released fully this week. There's one CATCH. My back. It's um, a mess!
The Little Bit (LB) put lots of pressure on my sciatic nerve in the last trimester. In fact I spent days and weeks limping along praying she'd budge and move. She didn't and that's okay because I LOVE LOVE LOVE my baby girl, but I'm now paying dearly for it.
Good news and bad news -- the good? My back is going to get fixed. I started rehab this week and my insurance is paying -- which is nice for a change. And I will be on mandatory massage! Woo hoo! The bad? For now I can't run or do anything that puts pressure on it. I had registered for the Ep5k on Marathon morning and it's not looking good for a run or a jog ... So, I've decided I'm going to walk.
With pregnancy it was adapting to the new me...post partum, it's now about adapting to the new new me. When did I run or workout before? When I wanted to. Now? It all depends! When did I have time to do things? Anytime. Now? It all depends...:) Life has certainly changed but it's an awesome ride and I'm thrilled to have new challenges to face: my back, getting back into the groove and being a mommy. Motherhood, like running, rocks.
Here's to the NEW NEW me...let 2011 be another fulfilling rewarding year for personal growth.