Monday, June 29, 2009

Last Week in Confinement

Well, the title says it all. I am trying to enjoy my last week of confinement here. I am feeling a little lethargic though - like a sloth, who moves slowly and says things like, "Sunlight? What is that?" and "Leg asleep again. Can't get up from couch."

I seriously think I have worn a hole in my favorite couch cushion.

I know what you all are thinking. She should do some yoga or aerobics. (Actually, aerobics is out of style. People now do Core Rhythm and Turbo somethin' or 'nother.)

I asked my husband if I could buy a Wii Fit and start doing their sports and aerobics programs. Of course, he suggested we wait and see - maybe for my birthday. My birthday is next week, and I am trying to decide if I actually do want this Wii Fit thing, or if I would rather have a new camera (one that I have been coveting for 2 years now!), or if I should ask for something we actually need.

What we actually need is a new refrigerator, and we have been saving money for one over the past 2 years. We were planning to purchase it in October, but if we put our birthday money towards it, we can buy it a few months sooner. Yusuke's birthday is at the end of July and he seems to think this would be a great idea.

I'm still not entirely convinced. For my Xmas present last year, I got a Dyson vacuum cleaner. Now, I am not complaining about it, but wouldn't it be nice to get something I actually WANT instead of a household appliance?

As for the Wii Fit, we talked about it last night, and I confessed that there is a possibility that I will quickly lose interest in the Wii Fit. I mean, perhaps I am just feeling down lately (more like hopeless!), but I am afraid that I have absolutely no interest in exercise.

Oh, don't get me wrong, before having the baby (pre-confinement), I had visions of taking Max and Luka out for long walks during the day. I also thought I might join Curves if it is possible to bring a baby and let him sleep in his stroller for that 30-minute session. We have a Curves nearby, and I thought this would make the most sense for me. However, I am not so sure I want to make the effort at this point. The midwife told me she belongs to Curves (I am not sure which location), but she said her place is so tiny that there is only enough room for the exercise equipment, so it would be impossible to park a stroller in there. Oh well.

For now, I have my weight posted on the bathroom mirror and every Monday, I weigh myself and mark it on the list. It is supposed to motivate me to keep trying, but it doesn't help when Yusuke brings home chocolate and snacks along with his daily grocery runs. (Don't blame him totally though because I DO REQUEST the CHOCOLATE.)

Plus, by throwing around words like "confinement", I have managed to stave off most visitors, so I can easily avoid all the cakes, cookies and donuts they would inevitably bring to our house. But, I won't be able to do that much longer. Going outdoors also means meeting friends for coffee or lunch so they can meet Luka and we can catch up with each other. It also means that I have accept visitors to our home, and I may have to come right out and say, "Please do not bring anything with you unless it's healthy or fruity."

Well, wish me luck as I prepare to go out into the world again. Hopefully, I can resist temptations...doubtful, but it could happen.

Oh, on a side note, I am now reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I so wish I could be like that.

1 comment:

kuri, ping & the pinglet said...

So where will your first trip be to? Can't wait to hear all about it!