As I approach the 6 week mark after having Lia I’m starting to look more seriously into how to lose this weight (and the extra 10 left over from Noah that I never lost). All told I have 35 to lose to be at an ideal weight and I’ve already lost 10ish of that. I know diet and exercise is the way to go but I have a few hurdles to hop over first.
First, when the heck am I going to fit in 30/60 min of exercise once I go back to work? Right now every min is accounted for and it’s only going to get worse once I start back to work. I don’t have a solution for this yet. I can always get up earlier but then it’s dark outside and I’m hesitant to go running in the dark. Perhaps some Jillian Michaels or some P90x (or Insanity?) in the early morning time before everyone wakes up. If Lia keeps her schedule (which I’m thinking she will for at least another few months) then I’m up at 5 anyways. By the time I feed her and get her back down I still have about an hour before anyone wakes up. That shoudl be plenty of time to get something in right?? Working moms, what do you do?
Second, I’m still breastfeeding and plan on doing so for as long as I can. That means that I can’t cut my calories very drastically or else I’ll affect my milk supply. To solve this I’ve signed up with MyFitnessPal and downloaded the app to my phone. That way I can track the calories I put into my body and make sure I’ve got enough in there to fuel the milk pumps:) Anyone want to be my friend on MFP – Linzyxo, look me up!
Lastly, pure motivation. I get bored easily. Working out has to be fun or else I’m quick to dismiss it. A new gadget is fun for a while and will keep my attention (like my Garmin. I’m thinking I need a Fitbit now) but the shine wears off soon and I’m bored again. One thing that has worked in the past is setting a big goal. We’ve trained for 2 half marathons and during both I managed to lose some weight and get with the cardio program so I’m going to do that again. Once registration opens I’m going to sign myself (and DH) up for the Pittsburgh 1/2 marathon. We loved it a few years ago when we did it and would love to do it again. Problem is, I’m at square 1 this time. I haven’t run in almost a year. Heck, I haven’t walked more than a mile in almost 10 months. I went out with the dog for a long fast walk and realized just how far I have to go to get back into running shape. So, taking this slowly. I have 9 months to the race!
Anyways, 9 months on 9 months off right? This weight isn’t going to disappear overnight and I realize that. I would however like enough of it to go away so I don’t have to buy a new wardrobe for work. That leaves me 5ish weeks to drop 5 lbs. I think I can do it.
So, here’s a start…
Starting weight – 160lbs (the day Lia was born)
Today – 150lbs (BMI 26.8 – Edge of overweight)
Goal – 125lbs (BMI 22 – Middle of normal)
Oh and I’m dragging DH along for the ride. He’s complaining that his pants are too tight yada yada…so, I’ve reserved the right to nag him about what he eats and how often he exercises and he has the same right to nag me. Such love…such love….