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?