Good morning! Royce and I just got back from our morning walk. This is a new development for us! Normally we do a family walk in the evening but that's much more leisurely. The new morning walk is purely to get the heart pumping....well, it is kind of a quiet time for me too. I think I'm gonna like these new a.m. walks! I mentioned in my first post that I didn't really have a gameplan. I want to start with the 2 walks a day as far as exercise goes. Eventually....and by that I mean hopefully sooner than later...I would like to add running back into my routine. I just need to figure out how that works while being home with my little man. I could go in the evening when Michael is home with him, but it's hot then. I could wake up earlier before everyone is awake, but I want my sleep...Hello?!?! Excuses!! And since I'm making excuses, it probably means I'm not ready to get back into the swing of running. So for now, I'll work at making my walks worth the effort! **GOAL ALERT** In my life time I totally want to do a 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon...I totally wanna be one of those people with the "13.1" and "26.2" stickers on the back of their car! :) In other workout news, my good friend, Tammie sent me some URL's with minimal workout routines with maximum results. I need to look into them some more and share them if I find anything worthwhile! When I watched "Biggest Loser" this past season, a "trainer tip" they shared was that if you do 3-5 sets of 30 jumping jacks, 30 lunges, and 30 pushups a day you will lose weight. So, I started doing that but pulled something in my knee (it was due to the lunges, and probably the fact I had extra weight on me that my feet and legs couldn't support!) so, I backed off on that. When my knee got better, I worked jumping jacks and pushups into my pre-evening walk. I also came across this little gem on pinterest in regards to losing that baby belly:
I really like the exercise moves she shows in the video posted on this page. I've done them and I feel there could be progress. My problem is that I don't do it regularly and stick to it. So, I am here to say, I am starting with this exercise gameplan...2 walks a day for 30 minutes each (morning and evening), moves on the "yummy mummy" blog (link given previously), and 2-3 reps of 30 jumping jacks and 15 pushups. Get on my ass and grill me about sticking to this!
Now, on to an eating gameplan...I went to a nutritionist occasionally before and that is how I lost all my weight prior to becoming pregnant. I got down to 137 by following the guidelines of what to eat and I went to the gym 5 days a week. I was super motivated...I'll admit it, I've become lazy ever since having a baby. I think it goes along with me feeling like I have to give him all my time and attention. Anyway, I don't understand why it's so hard to get back on track with the eating. I mean, I LOVE food (sweets are going to be the death of me!) And I can't stop at just one...when I eat something super bad, I can't stop...it's basically binging. This past week has been SUPER bad. I think I'm PMSing which means I'm super pissy, irritable, tired and eating everything in sight. (bithces!) I would like to incorporate what I've learned from the nutritionist - basically following the food pyramid - and just being conscious or what and how much I am putting in my mouth. The eating part, especially has to be a life change...this will probably be the hardest part. I'm totally in for any ways to make yummy foods "healthier"... I love this idea! So please share any you might have as well as any tips or struggles you have when it comes to the bitch that is food!
So, that's my not-so organized gameplan currently. The fact that I dont have a clear vision of how I want to lose this weight scares me that I'm setting myself up for failure, but that's what I have you all for...to kick my ass when I don't stick to it!
And, oh yeah, I want to make an effort to be in bed by 10. Sleep is a vital part of this plan. I said, this past monday, that I would be in bed by 10 every night....so far I haven't made it to bed before 11. It all comes down to self discipline. I need to get my mind right. So let's do this!