Taking it one week at a time.

Monday, September 17, 2012

I've always been skinny, but never healthy, so "health and fitness" always meant getting healthy and not worrying about my weight. I gained 25lbs with my daughter and since having her I've lost 10lbs, and that came off naturally within the first week. So for the first time ever I need to really focus on losing weight. Some may say it doesn't matter because I'm still within a healthy weight and BMI, but it matters to me. I can't zip my jeans. It matters to me!

Last summer I used MyFitnessPal online to track my food and exercise. I had luck with that so I'm using it again. I'm not thinking about the big picture at this point because that's overwhelming. I'm just thinking about the first week. I'm going to stick to my plan for a week and when I see a pound or two weight loss I'll have the motivation to keep going.

The plan I'm following is one of my own design. Staying home with my daughter for the next four months limits some of the exercises I used to love doing, like swimming. So I'm doing what I can and accepting it. I'm taking the baby for walks during the day as often as possible. When my husband comes home from work I plan to go out for a jog at the park a few times a week. I'm usually starving in the morning and early afternoon, so I'm eating a big breakfast full of fiber and protein. When I feel like snacking I'm having water with lemon in it. I'll check back in with updates.

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    It is definitely hard finding your new routine when a baby is added into the picture but you will get there. Enjoy the time at home and don't focus on what you are not getting done but what you are able to do. The pounds will come off before you know it and you will wonder why you were ever worried.

    On another note...where are the pictures?!?! As a new mom you are obligated to post adorable baby pictures for us all to smile at. In this case you are definitely slacking emoticon
    3193 days ago
    So glad you're back! Congratulations on the new addition! :)

    The jogging stroller -- with carseat attachment -- was the best investment we made. When DD was tiny, I'd plan a nice walk during her morning nap, and just keep walking until she woke up. I logged some major miles during that time!!

    (Just make sure it's not the only way she naps! Don't set yourself up for disaster!!)

    But anything with a newborn is a one-day-at-a-time venture. Just roll with it!

    3193 days ago
    It's great to see you back here!
    3194 days ago
    I sometimes only go a day at a time on my plan. Sometimes only a meal at a time. Congratulations on the new baby! It sounds like you are doing all the right things and I bet you will be looking and feeling how you want very soon!
    3194 days ago
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