Well, my baby boy is 4 weeks old tomorrow, and I should get the okay to resume hardcore workouts in two weeks. I need to get this written down somewhere so I feel a little more accountable for what I'm doing... I printed out a workout plan to help me visualize what I'm doing... I cross off the day in red when I complete my exercise, I put a star in the bottom right corner when I take my prenatal vitamin (I figure I might as well finish off the bottle!), and I color the day in with a light blue marker when I drink at least 64 ounces of water.

My workout for right now is a few leg exercises and some dumb bells to get my arms nice and toned. In two weeks I will hopefully add some squats (I tried them and they didn't feel right yet) and either going to the gym or working out on my elliptical at home. Right now my husband and I are going on walks around the neighborhood (usually about 2 miles) every couple of days. I would like to continue doing that even after I can go to the gym... Any extra little bit helps. I want to start running and maybe run a 5k or something... My husband and I have toyed with the idea but we're not sure if it's really something we want to try. I think I want to be in good enough shape to run one anyway, even if we never do a race! :)

I was 125 before I got pregnant with my daughter. I got up to 185 when I was pregnant, and had it down to 138 last October, when I found out I was pregnant again. I got up to 175 this time, and now I'm at 147. I've been eating better and drinking tons of water, and it's really helping me lose... At least I feel like it is.

My food goals... Well, I mostly just want to watch portion sizes, and eat slowly so I don't overeat... It's worth a shot. I also am trying not to eat when I'm bored, or if I do, I am trying to eat healthier, like carrots or something. I don't get the fruits and veggies I should, so my goal sounds pathetic but it's a step up, I promise. I am shooting for at least one fruit and one vegetable a day. I'm only watching calorie intake half-assed. It's something that concerns me, but at the same time if I obsess about it I'll go crazy, so I'm just watching portion size, making healthier food choices, and only eating when I'm hungry. However, I am not trying to cut out sweets altogether. Again, if I do that, I'll go crazy. I'm not ready to try to cut them out cold turkey, but I am weaning myself off and trying to only eat a little a day.

I think that's it for now... Oh. I have unrealistically set a goal to be within 10 pounds (135) of my goal weight (125) by August 8th. But... Anytime after that would be great too, it's just giving me a reason to work harder to try to be as close as possible on that day (my friend's wedding).

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Good luck! You can do it! Thats a good idea, I need to write down my health goals as well. Keep a positive attitude about it and I'm sure you will go far.

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Jul. 1, 2008 at 12:48 AM GOOD LUCK!!!YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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