Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Body After Baby Diary: The Two Month Point

I am going to be honest.  My body has been put on the back burner lately.  Between  Cam, family, housework, trying to find a job, and everything else going on...counting calories and points just haven't been priority.  I am down to my pre-pregnancy weight but I know I have breastfeeding to thank for that.  
Needless to say...I am becoming a huge advocate thru this experience LOL.
However, I have A LOT of toning to poor stomach:/

                    April 2013                                June 2013
These pictures are proof weight loss doesn't equal visible results...
working out does (something I haven't made time for these two months!)

Not to mention...poor Cam has been having a lot of stomach problems himself lately.  We are pretty sure it is colic...however I have really been modifying my diet more for him than myself.  I have cut out the food items that they claim hurt a baby's stomach and a lot of those are the clean eating type foods.
Baby comes first!

On the fitness note:  I was released for exercise (oh like a month ago)!  
After having Cam, I was so ready to exercise...and then colic happened.  Along with diet...exercise was also put on hold.  I have definitely missed how it relieves my stress, helps me feel better, and there's also that added bonus I have been missing...
muscle tone.  

Before this week, I did a hard core Jillian workout twice in the one month since being released to exercise, oh you know...because some little fellow likes to have mommy's undivided attention and that does not include chillin' in the bouncer or taking a nap for 20 minutes while she works out.

Then enters the schedule I mentioned yesterday...
This morning he slept for almost 2 HOURS!
 I got to fit in my Jillian workout, shower, do laundry, answer email, AND make the hubby some muffins:)  Talk about feeling good and somewhat #domestic!
(Thank the Lord for video monitors!)

Day #2 of the 2 hour nap battles...

I know this probably won't ALWAYS go as planned...sooooooo
on days he isn't very supportive of this new schedule, I'm thinking we will at least opt for evening strolls and jogs...this way we are BOTH happy & entertained:)

Yes...Penny rides in the basket...and tries to attack everyone we pass...
#embarrassing #thethingsyoudo

Am I giving up?  Absolutely not.  Am I going to EVER eat a perfect clean diet?  Probably not.  But that is the point of journaling about this experience.  Finding what works.  And that is my goal!  The main thing to aim for is healthy living-and I sure am trying to get there for myself and my family:)

Goal this week:  "Fuller, go easy on the Diet Pepsi!" MORE water and more protein!!
Gotta kick my bread and cheese habit!

AND I'm tweeting with the hashtag #junewithjillian to log how my weekday workouts are going.  I'm going to try to do one of my Jillian workouts every weekday (unless Cam doesn't cooperate...then we may stroll/jog)  and rest during the weekend.  Want to join?  Tweet away!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sweet girl,
It was so nice to hear from you,
know that sweet lil thing is keeping you busy busy, just as ours is....
I start watching Brooklyn tomorrow,
as her Mommy is going back to work
part time. Her Mom is watching her on Monday, me on Wed, and my son on
Thursday I think it will be.

You look fabulous honey, seriously you do, ya know it takes about 6 months for those hip bones to go back in place. With my first one,
I had a friend who lived across the street and she and I would go to a local park, put the babies in the stroller and jog a mile 3 times a week, and we were in great shape, in no time. Wish I could do that today, but at my age, not a great

When you have a baby in the house those first months Mommy kinda gets put on the back burner out of necessity and overtiredness.
So don't be hard on yourself, Rome wasn't built in a day, these things take time. But your are right thank the Lord for breastfeeding,
it is the wisest thing there is.....hmmm wonder if that is because the creator himself thought that up....what a novel idea!! lol

You take care, and thanks for stoppin by to say Hi, know you don't have a lot of time for that,
so appreciate it even more.
and thanks for your sweet comments,
yea, we are so in love with that lil one, she just brings us so much joy...........

Blessings Galore Sweetie,