Bye Bye Baby Weight: Getting My Head Back In the Game

This past week was hard.
I knew I would have to transition into working again but I missed the memo that said it was going to be this tough!
My youngest, (now 3.5 months) is hardly in a sleeping routine. Prior to me getting back to work, he was sleep a solid 5-6 hours every night. That was, until he got sick. The same week I returned to work.

My oldest had a fever on Saturday night. Again, I couldn’t believe this was all happening. I was home for four months and these kids were fine! He now is getting over a virus that he could have picked up from anywhere, unfortunately it is causing a lot of fatigue and appetite loss.
To top all of that FUN off, I have returned to a company with a culture that is comparable to the hunger games. Yup.
To say the least, this week has been tough. I thought I would be able to go back to my old gym routine, stay good with my eating habits and continue my fabulous water intake. Unfortunately, last week that all went to the birds J. I went to the gym for a total of three times last week, which is weird for me, even in my worst weeks I get at least 4 days in.
Also, my head has been completely out of the game. I went to run last Tuesday and found my brain somewhere else. I was lifting and thinking about my to-do list. Spinning on Wednesday included a lot of gazing outside of the classroom, often missing cues to jump or change position. I was simply not myself. Weight-loss for me personally works best when I am focused on what I am doing…otherwise it is a complete waste of time.
We all have tough weeks, I’m sure a lot tougher than mine. I think the main goal this week is to get back on the ball.

The sleep deprivation is completely insane by the way. The newborn has decided that 2:30 AM is the time to hang out. Awesome.  So if you see me on the train, looking crazy, mouth hanging open, head plastered against the wall, out like a light, holding on to my Michael Kors bag for dear life—Please don’t judge me.

This week will be better. The sleep may not improve, the kids may still be sick, I still will be swamped at work, but I will make a better conscious effort to be better to myself. Eating better, staying hydrated and getting valuable, strong, quality workouts in.
I didn’t weigh in this week. I don’t think my fragile ego could take a hit!
Workouts this week:
Monday : None (First Day back at work)
Tuesday: C25k Week 3 Day 3 (reverting since my running has been so sporadic!) 10 on stair climber
Wednesday: Spinning
Thursday: Total Body Class (good class, glad to get somesort of weight training in for the week)

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Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. The first week back is always tough never mind with some tough kiddos to boot. Don't be too hard on yourself. I bet every week will get better for you!
    My recent post The Worries of Parenthood

  2. Going back to work is not fun. BUT you survive, and continue on to a new day……. Hang in there!
    My recent post Getting back in the game!

  3. It's hard getting used to a new routine- you'll find one that works for you- but it takes some time to get adjusted!

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