It's that time. Time to buckle down and get back into pre pregnancy form. So far, I have been able to eat whatever I want and still lose weight (I'm breastfeeding). While that's all well and fabulous right now...let's just face the music - it is not going to last forever.
While I still have this awesome metabolism/fat burning benefit, I have got to buckle down and get back into a realistic eating routine. I started with a trip to the grocery store yesterday-the first one in about a month!
Diet Pepsi (Caffeine free that is! Haha I am definitely making up for lost time) Oikos Greek Yogurt is the bomb.com, I'm feeling some peach smoothies in my future, and my friend suggested that chocolate milk was great to drink while breastfeeding...no complaints there! Chewy Peanut butter chocolate granolas for the sweets cravings, and oatmeal chocolate chip breakfast cookies are quick & easy for busy mornings. The rest of the groceries are clean eating friendly...
besides what I have to buy for my hubby.
On my list? Protein, dairy, fruits, and veggies. Like I have mentioned before...clean eating is my goal-but I have got to figure a way to do so at a decent price range.
I figured the most practical way to do this would be a Weight Watcher's approach with an emphasis on wholesome, non-processed foods. I'm not joining the meetings or online communities or any of that jazz, just simply calculating my daily points.
I have lost around 20 lbs since leaving the hospital without following a diet plan. At 2 weeks post partum, I am 8 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I want to lose this (and maybe some more) while building muscle and tone that I have lost due to taking it easy for 9 months while baby Cam was making his way into our lives:)
I hear it takes several weeks (maybe even months) for a women's body to return back to normal after giving birth. I know that I had some major swelling in my belly, but it continues to go down one day at a time. Here's to hoping the rest of my body finds it way back to the norm in weeks rather than months!
If your interested in figuring out your own points, click here. Also, click here for an online points calculator.
As soon as I'm cleared by my doctor at my 6 week follow-up (Hello May 3rd!), I am planning on hitting up Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. I am so excited to begin this, I CAN'T wait! I have SO missed working out.
Well...here goes! I plan on continuing to blog about my progress every week as a way to keep myself accountable and motivated. (Inspired by Lindsay Brin...her Mom's Into Fitness Blog is one of my favorites!) Hopefully there will be lots of recipes, yummy food finds, and time efficient work out tips in the near future:)
If you are also in the process of losing baby weight or beginning your own weight loss/fitness goals- I would love to hear from you and any advice, tips, or recipes you may have to share! Just leave your comments or email me at:
Cam's 1st lake trip:)