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Posted by dorotajamal on Dec 29, 2008 8:59:29 PM

Hi Everybody. I'm excited to join the Team even though it was quite an effort for me even to start writing. In fact, I banned myself from reading e-mails or even opening the computer for the first few weeks after my baby was born. Matteus is my first child, now 2 months old, born Oct. 29, 2008. I  am crazy in love with my baby boy and at the same time a bit overwhelmed with all the time that it takes to take care of him. 

 

I was very active before Matteus was born. I worked out all the way through my pregnancy; in fact I was in my pilates class the day before I delivered.  I was taking prenatal yoga classes and i used to work out at the gym. I believe that all of this helped in my speedy delivery; under two hours. I was very relieved but in a state of disbelief. It all happened so fast; I didn't have a chance to get nervous!

 

Now, I am trying to set a daily routine with Matteus that will give me some time for working out and blogging. I'm finding it very challenging, days go by so fast.  So far I have gone to one pilates class for Moms with babies and I made it a few times to the beach for a run.

 

Living in Southern California, close to the beach definitely has great advantages. I love the outdoors and the warm weather. I will take hot weather over cold any time. I used to lived in Edmonton, Canada before that. Hiking and backpacking are my favourite activities. 

 

I'm looking forward to start hiking with my little boy and jog with him in the stroller. My goal for training with Team Bye Bye Baby Weight is to develop structure and routine for exercising, and to be able to run a Half Marathon by Mother's Day. Running doesn't come naturally to me and my longest run so far has been 5K. I loved how it made me feel at the finish line and I am looking forward to pushing myself and raising a bar. 

 

I look forward to getting your support and the challenging times ahead with my Team.

 

Cheers,

 

Dorota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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