So the weight loss...
I think this is something I've been avoiding posting about because it just kind of depresses me. I hear all over about new moms getting back to pre preggo weight within the first few weeks or months after having their kiddos. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened for me. I think the worst part is, they didn't even have to work for it to get down.
So here I am, looking at 5 months postpartum and I still have at least 10 lbs to lose until my pre preggo weight and an additional 20 lbs or so to lose until I'm back to my "normal" weight. Ugh!
I think the worst part about all of this is that I keep making excuses- I need to take in so many calories because I'm nursing, I need to make sure my workouts aren't too intense because I'm nursing, etc. You can see where this is going, can't you? All these excuses just add up to me NOT losing ANY weight and instead I'm stuck in a rut I'm afraid I can't get out of. I've never really struggled with my weight until TTC and it's a completely foreign concept for me to HAVE to work out and HAVE to watch what I eat.
Each day I start with such purpose and motivation and somewhere by the end, I've lost it all and end up snacking (usually veggies, but lately it's been chips and hummus) until I go to bed and NOT working out. I hate myself for it. What kind of an example am I to my daughter, if I can't keep myself healthy or follow through with anything?
So today's the day I change things. Today's the day when I stop making excuses (yes I know some of those things ring true, but I can't let them be a stumbling block). Today's the day when I finally STICK to something and do something for myself. Today's the day I get my a$$ in gear, work out, eat healthy and become a better person for it.
Here are the stats:
Normal weight: 125-130
Pre preggo weight: 149
Weight on 10/20 (day before B was born): 197 (yes that's an almost 50 lb weight gain- how my doc said that was okay is BEYOND me!)
Weight as of this morning: 160 (no clothes on, first thing after I woke up)
Here's the game plan:
Eat HEALTHY- this doesn't mean I can't indulge once in a while, it just means I won't make it an everyday occurrence. I will make better choices and watch my portions. I will learn to COOK! (Haha- I cook a little, but nothing too complicated) ;-)
Exercise! We have P90X and I am going to use it. I may not get to it everyday, like the program entails, but I will do it AT LEAST 4 days a week. I realize it may take me an hour and a half to get through the hour works outs (thanks to Miss B) but I WILL do them! On days when P90X seems a little too daunting, I'll pull out the old Wii Fit and do some aerobic exercise on there (I'm begging Batman to get me the Biggest Loser "game" for it).
Adopt a better self view- I HATE the way I look and for some reason that has equated to me not caring about the way I look. And then I don't follow through with taking care of myself (yes I shower!). So instead of getting down about my new mom body, I will remember that this is just temporary and I WILL reach my goal!
Here's the goal:
Aside from just being more healthy, I need to lose a few pounds. My ultimate goal is to lose the weight. Period. But my short term goals are to lose 15-20 lbs by June. That gives me 11 weeks at 1.5 to 2 lbs a week. That is definitely doable.
I'm going to take a cue from Kitty (and I'm sure many other mamas out there) and post a weekly weigh in to keep me accountable as well as posting my daily food intake. I think having it all out there will help keep me in line and help me reach my goal.
I wish I had tips and tricks, but I don't :( Hopefully there's someone out there that can give me a little advice?
Thank you all in advance for your support!!