Thursday, November 7, 2019

November Goals

I promised myself that I would use this pregnancy as a body reset and start intentionally being healthier and move my body more.  Now that I am almost 5 weeks postpartum and my body has had the initial “just have birth so I lost a ton of weight’ I want to keep at it.  Plus, as soon as my midwife gives me the go ahead I want to start doing some weight lifting and walking on the treadmill this winter.

I am overweight.  When I was pregnant I initially lost about 5/6 pounds in the 1st tri.  Then throughout the pregnancy I gained back to my original weight and when I gave birth I had a weight gain of 9 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.  Which is awesome.  I did not restrict myself while pregnant, but my body naturally wants fruits/veggies and doesn’t really do carbs and cheese while pregnant.  So that’s helpful.  But I also didn’t want meats and ate a pretty fruit/veggie/dessert life ha.  I also drink waaaay more water.  So it was a good starting point.

Since I gave birth I’ve lost 25 pounds.  I am sticking right there for the last 3 weeks.  I am not restricting myself because food is marvelous again and I need to eat all the lovely things I hated for the last 9 months.  That being said, I have the worlds largest sweet tooth and especially while nursing.  So I am trying to indulge but also eat smarter.  Hence, why I now have November goals!

Goal 1: Eat 7 or more fruits/veggies servings a day.
Goal 2: After I get okay from the midwife incorporate treadmill walks and lifting.
Goal 3: Finish my book club book.

So far I am kicking butt at goal number 1.  It’s helping that I make scrambled eggs with veggies at least 2 times a week.  And that I have cleaned the fruit/veggies as I bought them and we are eating them as snacks/with every meal more frequently because of this.

Goal 2 I am going to start on (hopefully) after my apt next week.  My very tentative and hopeful plan is to try for a mile of walking on the treadmill 2 or 3 times a week.  But I have a newborn, and life is unpredictable.  So even if I have to wait until Saturday/Sunday to make it happen the week is 7 days long.

Goal 3, I need to finish reading Bury Your Dead and then I will start on it!

What are your goals for November?

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