Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Some of you may know this, some may not, but my wife is 34 weeks pregnant, which means our baby is due to be born in 6 weeks. Our first came a week early, so who knows when our new little guy will come. Soon. We are really excited and really terrified. Having an infant, especially a newborn, is ridiculous. You get next to no sleep for months and months and everything is just a fog. Needless to say, I am concerned about what this will do to my weight. You really have to get into survival mode for a while, and things like eating healthy, well-balanced meals go out the window pretty quickly.
I am still 9 or 10 pounds from my ultimate goal, but I am going to change my SP goal to maintenance and get used to what that range is like for the next six weeks. If I can get through the next several months without gaining, it will be a success. I just know when our baby is born I won't have much energy for tracking what I'm eating, so I want to have a good routine in place to fall back on.
After the holidays, around the first of the year, my wife is going to join SP and get to work taking off the baby weight. She's so excited to lose the weight and get in shape with me. She's watched me get smaller and smaller this year while she gets bigger and bigger. It's been hard on her to sit on the sidelines and watch. But this is the last baby we're going to have, so she's ready to lose the baby weight and get into super mom shape! It will be fun to have her on SP with me.
Hopefully we'll have found our feet by the beginning of 2013 and I can get back to work too. I want to continue to cut my body fat percentage, it's about 22% right now I think. I'm planning to continue running all year, I just love it so much. And I have a feeling it'll be a welcome stress reliever when we have a screaming infant at home.