…and then Joss Whedon and I saved the world

Hello, party people! I had the greatest dream the other night that involved a quest with Joss Whedon to save the world. We did it, but I had to leave the architect behind! Alvie got to come, though! He was a great help.

I am here for encouragement and motivation and some good, old-fashioned kicks in the pants.

So – here’s my problem(s):

  1. My baby is 10 months & 5 days old. I have not lost a single pound since September. I have 13 lbs to go to be at my pre-baby weight. I am not breastfeeding. I am not the kind of person who can cut out a food group for weight loss (so, no vegetarian/vegan; no paleo, etc.). I eat lots of healthy food. I don’t eat much processed foods/refined sugar.  Should I get myself to a nutritionist/dietician post-hasty?
  2. My right hip is all janky. It hurts when I walk and run. However, I can minimize the pain while walking if I concentrate on posture and form. However, I cannot run AND concentrate on form at the same time. My doctor told me it will “probably just get better” and in the meantime “just don’t run.” Thoughts? Should I get a second opinion? I’m pretty sure that my wonky hip is the result of a weak core (due to pregnancy, mild diastasis recti, SPD, and a C-section) combined with loose joints (due to pregnancy). I am yoga-ing like a mad woman, am going to try some pilates, but am thinking maybe I need something more?
  3. I am scared of new gym classes, because what if I die? I have a 7 day trial membership to a gym with scary yet awesome sounding work-outs at 5:30 am every day (i.e. the perfect time for me to work out!), but I am on day 4 of my 7 day trial and have yet to show up, due to FEAR! (And tiredness.) Someone, motivate me!

I get so frustrated with myself. I want to be all strong and fit and badass (and fit into my awesome work clothes and designer jeans) again, and it’s taking so long! SO LONG!

I guess it’s good that this is my main concern now, and not whether I will have a panic attack while driving, or if I’ll be able to adequately care for my son due to crazy, but now that I’m of sound mind again, I’d really, really, really like to be of sound body.

Any advice, encouragement, verbal smackdowns you’d like to offer would be welcome!

Goal Amy...lean, fit, and with a burger and beer.

Goal Amy…lean, fit, and with a burger and beer.