Monday, April 26, 2010

My fat ass is still here

Wow, being a SAHM is...boring. I'm sure part of it is due to the fact that Baby is still, well, a baby. It's not like she does much. Her basic functions are to eat, sleep and shart. She does play a little--we have a "gym" that she lays on and can swat at the toys that dangle from the arch above. (She was even trying to grab them today!) But there just isn't much going on, so there's not much to blog about. Sorry guys!

The one thing that I guess I could spend some time bitching about is my weight. Now that Baby is a month old, it's time to get back on the weight loss wagon. I was actually on it before Baby and had been doing really well. There was a contest I had entered and won at the gym I go to. It started last January (back in 2009) and ended in April. I managed to lose almost 20 pounds (and gain a lot of muscle) at the time. Then I lost about 7 more pounds before finding out I was pregnant July of 2009. Now, after having Baby, I'm pretty much back to the weight I was at before I started the gym contest. This is good in a way because it means I've lost around 25-30 pounds since I had her. It just sucks because I feel like I'm starting all over again. ARGH.

When I was on the wagon, I was really on it. I exercised 5-6 days a week and was eating clean. (Eating clean is when you are eating whole foods--nothing processed or refined.)  I know I'm not going to be able to jump right back in and pick up where I left off but I want to get started. For me, the first step is always getting the exercise into my routine. Once I get that established, eating correctly (and not stuffing my face with everything possible) usually follows easily because I don't want to screw up and basically cancel out the exercise.

This week my goal is to work out at least three times. I think that's a reasonable goal to start with. I'm not willing to impose any other restrictions on myself at this time because who knows what's to come. Things are different now with Baby in the mix and I know I can't just hop off to the gym any time I please, but I miss the way I felt when I was exercising and eating well. It's going to be a process to get back to that point, that's for sure. Wish me luck!


Casey said...

It is kind of boring being home with a newborn but once she gets mobile you will totally change your tune.

Good luck with exercising. If I have one piece of advice (cause we know how much you LOVE unsolicited advice), it would be to get the kid used to the daycare at the gym early. I didn't do that and now my kids freak the hell out to the point where the gym staff comes to get me so now I have to exercise while they're at school or sleeping and it sucks.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I had to wait until I weaned Sprite before jumping back into a full scale program since my milk production was affected by diet and exercise, but once your doctor gives you clearance, full speed ahead!

VandyJ said...

If nothing else, bundle Baby up and go for a walk, stroller or carrier, it's good for both of you to get out. That's if the weather cooperates. Good luck.

Heather said...

Congrats on all you've lost since your adorable baby was born! Good luck with your future goals...I'm at the point where if I get out the door with the 2 kids for a walk around the block I consider myself worked out. Trying to get a jacket on my 2 year old (who does a great rendition of the dancing geezer from the 6 flags commercials) is a work out in itself. Enjoy the little sharter on some nice walks in the stroller, it feels heavenly just getting out of the house after having a baby.