Tuesday, May 28, 2013
It's been a long time since I've checked-in and I wanted to say a quick hi! I also want to say SORRY to the lovely ladies At the Barre! Sorry to have been so absent from the team!
SO where did I go? I have been on my toes running after my baby boy, working on my personal training certs and pursuing ordination (yes, you read that right!). I have had so little time to check-in on Spark- thank goodness for the Spark app for Iphone, right?
With all that running around you may think that I had no time to focus on pushing the baby weight. Wrong! I have been working HARD to lose those last ten pounds, but to no avail. I counted calories, did intense hour long sessions 5xs a week, at what many would call 'clean' to no avail. My weightloss slowed to about 1lb/month (wrote week earlier on accident!)... Well I thought perhaps I should just cut more, especially since my milk supply was still high. Wrong, again! I checked in with a dietician and she said between the breasfeeding and my activity level that I was burning well beyond what I was eating, and thus the weightloss was slow... and I felt like complete crap. I mistakenly thought that since my supply was adequate, that I could keep cutting and adding more activity, after all isnt that how you lose weight? Eat less, move more? Wrong! For healthy weightloss, sisters, that doesnt butcher your metabolism, you need a balance, the RIGHT deficit.
So now I luxuriate in being able to eat close 2700 calories on days I exercise, and after just over a week of doing this I've already lost some on my waist and hips :) We'll see how this experiment goes- I dont want to weight myself prematurely and get scared off of eating more.
Anyway, thats me! Again, big apologies to the ladies At the Barre- I truly hope that you are thriving and loving your own journeys. It's such a wonderful chance for self discovery, self-awareness and learning what it is you really value and love in life.