After being absent from the fitness world for so long, I was thrilled to be back. During my fitness hiatus, however, my gym was remodeled. So before I left this morning I asked Michael if there was anything that was different about the gym that I needed to know so that I didn't look like a newb. He immediately said no, and after frantically looking for my gym membership card and dusting the cobwebs off of it, I was off.
So I got there and noticed keypads and scanners at the front desk. I curiously looked at them and proceeded to try to scan my card with the scanner, like a caveman with a lighter. The guy at the front desk saw my distress and said, "Oh, you haven't been here in a long time. You still have a card." Then he and the girl there started trying to remember how to check someone in with a card. The scanner was evidently a fingerprint scanner. So they got me all set up with a fingerprint and number for next time. While they were doing that I tried to explain my absence, and they clearly couldn't care any less. I was so embarrassed, but oh well.
Working out in the early morning is something that I love, but I was worried it wouldn't be possible, having a newborn and all. But I have a plan that seems like it will work pretty well. Here's my plan: go to sleep really early. ;) Last night I took the baby to bed at 8:30, nursed him, and we ended up asleep by around 9:15 or so. Then I nursed him while I was sleeping instead of getting up to nurse him. It worked out pretty well. I'm very hopeful about getting back in shape pretty soon. I can't wait, actually.
Week one of Weight Watchers was a success, too. I lost 2 pounds. I wanted to lose more, but I'm thinking that slow and steady wins the race and that I shouldn't get impatient.
If you're working on your fitness, too, keep it up! I'd love to hear how you're doing!