Woah, five months has gone by fast. I have been back at work for about a month after four months off with my beautiful baby boys. I meant to write more and get myself together during that time, but you know, spending time with my boys was more important. Also, newborns are very time consuming. Haha
So we’ve decided to take vacation (I know, I know – I just got back) at the end of August. That gives me roughly 4 months to get to my goal of 150lbs. Plus it would be nice to fit in the clothes I already own regardless of the beach’s
I have 22lbs left to lose post baby, so basically I have to drop 5.5lbs a month to meet my August goal deadline…..might be a stretch there.
At the end of my pregnancy and for some time after the twins were born I was desperate to go to the gym. I really still had that itch to go and hit the weight room and feel that sweat and burn. I went and walked with the boys in a carrier and did a few workouts, but I just wasn’t ready physically and making the time or having energy on no sleep made it rough. Flash forward to return to work, boys in daycare, slightly more sleep, and it’s still so difficult to make it to the gym. Plus, I’ve lost that loving feeling for the gym. My drive for it is all gone. 😩
I’d rather sit on the couch or sleep (oh sleep, how I love thee). I can barely mentally get myself psyched for it, let alone push through the physical exhaustion. At least in the past I could picture myself slinging those weights and getting after my workout even if physically I wasn’t able.
Cue the request to join a 3 month diet bet style weight loss challenge with some friends and also two different step challenges at work with some pretty good prizes. While I’m still exhausted, I decided I’d would get back after it using these challenges as my motivation. I want to win, but also I don’t want to finish last in any of it, so here we go.
I started back to the gym on Monday and went every day until Friday when I had an all day volunteer event and had to skip it. But I was on my feet and moving the entire day so that was a workout on its own. I also take about a 30 minute walk at lunch each day at work to help get the old blood flowing. I can’t say I’m craving the gym yet, but maybe in another few weeks it’ll come back to me.
Sweaty me after my third workout back at the gym.
Also, in a slightly TMI mommy moment here, I’m just gonna say I’m finding it rough to workout with boobs full of milk. Even if I pump or breastfeed right before I go, it’s still uncomfortable before I’m done. Not to mention trying to do anything that shakes or bounces my poor girls. Ouch.
Eating. The real struggle (isn’t it always). To give myself some credit, I have made it several days where I ate primarily well. Two out of three meals will be decent. However, my weakness is fatty breakfast food. Sausage biscuits and hash browns are the devil Bobby Boucher. And also delicious.
So that’s an issue I’m working on, but I’m formulating a plan to kick my obsession with biscuits in the butt. Or at least eat them a lot less. Because let’s be honest, I’m not going to stop all together. #biscuitsforlife
I’ve lost about 3lbs in the two weeks before I added back any exercise so I’m interested to see how this first week with extra calorie burn goes as well. I’m predicting an ironic weight gain from a slight increase in muscle mass. But I’ll keep my fingers gets crossed for a 2-3lb loss on fat mass instead. 😁
Cheers to renewing commitment and motivation so I can work towards reaching goals.