Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Man I Feel Like a SUPERwoman!
11 years and some months ago I brought my daughter into the world. 7 lbs 15 oz of black-haired blue eyed love. I labored for 27 hours with no epidural. Back labor mind you, in a hospital where they thought that I needed to wear an internal monitor (which for those of you who don't know means they screwed a little electrode into the top of my baby's head while she was still inside me). That means that you get a catheter put in and you can't get out of bed. 27 hours of back labor, flat on my back in a hospital bed. When the time came to push I was ecstatic! It felt so very good to actually be doing something. I could feel my child making her way down the birth canal. I could actually feel her moving down my body. When I pushed her out into the world I felt like I could do anything! After she was born I had to move from the room I was in, to a room right across the hall. The nurses asked me if I could get up. I said, well yeah I can get up. I stood up. They were hovering next to me, asking me if I was alright. I said, yes I'm fine! They said for me to just sit there for a minute. I kept telling them I was just fine. As I stood up to walk across the hall, there was a nurse on either side of me, hovering, wanting to hold my arms. I said I am fine......really I am! I marched myself right across that hall and into the other room. After 27 hours of labor and after the victorious feeling of bringing my daughter into the world I felt like Superwoman. I seriously felt like I could have ran laps around the hospital. I suppose giving birth was such an adrenaline and endorphin rush that my system was just flooded. I've never felt like that since.........until now!
I know that sounds terribly dramatic, but I'm very serious. I just finished a weight training session. I squatted 100 lbs for 8 reps, I did 2 sets of 8 military-style, boy, on the floor pushups! I did 3 sets of dumbbell bent over rows with a 40lb dumbbell in each hand did 3 sets of step-ups with a 40lb dumbbell in each hand on an 18"step! I can feel my body gaining strength every single day. If you don't lift heavy weights I can't describe to you the feeling of power that you get from doing it. 6 short weeks ago, I was doing body weight squats and I couldn't do a boy pushup to save my life, and baby look at me now!
I also lost 3 lbs this week which was very nice! I took bikini pics over the weekend to see how I'm doing. The change in this 6 weeks is already pretty darn cool. I'm on track to be one fit chick in June!
Hope you all are doing fab as well and if you've never lifted heavy weights, buy a book, find a trainer, give it a shot. There is a superwoman inside us all! Embrace your inner SHE-RA, Princess of Power! ;)
Till next time.........I'msounTHICKINandsototallyTHINNIN!!