Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Just a couple more weeks and Baby Declan will be here!! And I can get back to my weight loss journey!! Iím super excited about both!! I have a list of things to do this week and next in preparation for bringing baby home and one thing on my list is devising a plan to get this weight off in the healthiest way possible! We have the crib set up, the clothes washed, the swing and bouncy seat put together, and the stroller ready! Now I need to finish up my cleaning and start planning my strategy for weight loss!
I do not have any ridiculous expectations for weight loss. I know Iím not going to lose it overnight and I know it is going to take time to get into a routine with baby. But I want to be pro active about this. I donít want the day to get here and then put it off for another year or two. So, here is my plan: I am going to start slow. Everything revolves around babyís schedule, I know this. But I am going to fit in a walk when I can, when I feel up to it. (Iím not going to be able to jump right in the day I get home!) My biggest focus in the beginning is going to be my diet. I have some slow cooker recipes I am going to prepare, some dump and go recipes that I have tried in the past. And Iím going to pre-make some meatloaf and other meals I know my family loves. I am not going to be concerned with calories in the beginning. Iím breast feeding, so I need to eat healthy and more often. Small meals with snacks. No sodas or sugary drinks! Iíve missed these, but the last few times I have had a soda it has tasted horrible, so I am done with those!
Iím not sure what kind of exercises I can do while on my 6 week recovery. I am going to look into that. I had a fitness video for after baby but I think I got rid of it. :( I am just going to take exercise one step at a time and not push myself too hard. Once I am ok to get back to exercise I have my Zumba DVD set that I bought shortly before I found out I was expecting. I really liked doing Zumba with my neighbor, so I am going to start that again.
Hopefully it wonít take too long to get into a routine with baby! Iím feeling really motivated!