Friday, October 09, 2009

Exercise and Shakes

Sometime during this past pregnancy I longed for the day when I wasn't tired and could actually move my body anyway I wanted. It was at this point that I decided the moment I felt ready to start exercising again, I would. And it wasn't just going to be a little running or walking. I wanted to get in shape. I didn't just want to lose the weight I wanted to be strong and have energy.

And so began my patient wait to start p90x.

Cster had boughten it last spring and we decided that when I was ready we would do it together. That day was 2 weeks ago.

I am loving exercising everyday and I am loving exercising everyday with my husband. Its really fun. Its kicking my butt. Although I have to admit I'm trying really hard to be smart and not let it kill me because I do have 3 kids to take care of during the day one of whom likes to be held all...the...time.

Speaking of Kster he started out a sleepy baby (like most are) but soon turned into the crying baby. He would sleep but during the day he sure liked to cry and cry and cry. He expecially liked to cry at 6pm. We could set our watches to his crying. The doctor told me to stop eating dairy, caffeine and chocolate. After one week we've seen a serious improvement in Ksters demeaner. Its not perfect yet but he's at least not screaming.

But...this means that I can't eat cereal in the morning (or anyother time for that matter). I'd been thinking of eating protein shakes like Cster but they honestly scared me a little. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to start. So for the past 3 days I've been drinking protein shakes with spinach and I have to admit they are not that bad.

Here's my recipe:

1 scoop of protein powder
1 banana
1 1/2 handfuls of spinach
orange juice

The magic ingrediant in this mixture is ice. The first day even though my oj was cold the shake was too tepid. Now with the ice its much easier to get down. Its my green slushie. Mmmm...


Melanie said...

Try freezing your bananas and you can skip the ice. makes it very creamy.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Drinking spinach is something I can't quite imagine doing. You certainly have more will power than I do.

cheetah said...

I use cold rice milk, vanilla flavour and I love it!! Try it with your cereal. Cereal is too good to give up!
But I am glad he is a happier baby for you!

daring one said...

I've cut out just milk but not all dairy and it's had some positive improvement for Wanda. I also skip the chocolate and caffeine. It made all my kids scream. How do you guys find a way to work out together? Where do you throw the kids?

Squishy Burrito said...

We throw the kids in bed. We exercise after they go to sleep. We try to start by 7pm every night but sometimes its after 8pm if we have a meeting or something. Exercising after 8pm is hard.

Squishy Burrito said...

oh and it helps that Kster sleeps for 5-7 hours for his first strectch of sleeping. Its 2-3 hours after that (so while I'm trying to sleep) but you can't have everything.