Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Everything Works Out With Time

In my last post, I talked about my decision to try and make working from home work for all parties involved.  I'm SO glad to say that I've been doing exactly that for the past couple of weeks, and it's been great. Not only can Baby Girl play without me having to worry (as much!) about her getting into stuff; I feel like I can focus on work better because I'm not worried about everything that isn't getting done at home! And most importantly, my blood sugars have been much better since I made the change. The first week and a half or so, my average dropped about 10 points!

I still get dressed in the morning, because I figured out when I had my daughter that I just feel better if I don't stay in my PJs all day. It also makes it easier when I do need to go run an errand, or meet my mom for lunch! I feel like I've stayed on top of the housework better, because I can throw a load of laundry in the washer in between doing other things. I haven't spent much time just relaxing, or watching TV, or anything of that sort, but I'm less stressed just knowing I'm at home.

One of the most awesome changes this has all lead to is that I've started to get moving again! I had been working out consistently until about two weeks before Christmas, when my daughter got an ear infection and was running fevers of 105°+. After that, and with the usual holiday stuff, I just kind of stopped. Working out is a habit that is so incredibly hard to start and so, so easy to quit. I also have a bad habit of thinking in terms of "Well, I can't actually go for a run (because my blood sugar might go too low, or I'm not wearing the right clothes/shoes, or whatever, so I'm just not going to do anything." Big mistake, by the way. Something is always better than nothing, even if it's just a little something.

Going for a walk in the afternoon is great for both me and the baby (toddler? Oh my goodness!). It's nice to get some fresh air after being cooped up in the house, and Baby Girl enjoys that just as much, or maybe even more than me. She loves being out of the house and watching all of the cars and animals go by. Yesterday we walked by a pasture with some cattle grazing in it, and they got spooked by our stroller. She loved watching them run around! And whenever she sees a dog, she goes, "Ooof, ooof!" (Although every animal says "Ooof" according to her!)

I'm hoping that this will all be a step towards losing those last ten pounds and just being healthier in general. I know it can't hurt! It's funny, though, because I still feel like I'm on an extended vacation or something. Or like I'm "playing house", pretending to be a stay-at-home mom! I suppose I'm technically almost there, because I'm officially a work-at-home mom now =) Bottom line: I'm so, so glad things are starting to go my way and that maybe, just maybe, life will be a little easier and better as a result!


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