Re: Breastfeeding and sanity
I required a major perspective change when it came to exercise.
Pre-baby, any day that had less than 1 hour of exercise was considered a "rest day", so even if I ran for 45 minutes, it wasn't really exercise. I would see women briskly walking with friends and I would envy them, because I could never do that and be happy with myself.
Post-baby I realized that there simply wasn't time for all of that, so I had to change my approach. I would only have 20-30 minutes at a time, so I had to make them count. No more long miles, only moderate to high intensity workouts. Sometimes that would mean walking with DS, so I would find the closest hill and bust my butt all the way to the top.
I know that it is hard to get out there when you already feel tired, but the other perk of having only 20 minutes for a workout is that it is easy to convince yourself that you can do anything for only 20 minutes. Before you know it the workout is over and you feel so much better.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.