Thursday, May 20, 2010
Oh its YOU again
The time has come to go back and visit that dreadful place we call the gym. I suppose it is time to come clean and admit just how much weight I gained this last pregnancy that has made this whole gym thing a must. Ok well maybe I won't give you a definite number but we will say it is somewhere between 49 and 51 pounds. I couldn't believe how much I had gained this time especially since I gained only about half of that with Braden. Maybe it was my not so great attitude towards eating this pregnancy that did me in. Here are some of my excuses that I used:
"I can eat that I'm pregnant"
"one more is ok its for the baby"
"I'll worry about it later"
"calories don't count right now"
"I can't eat like this once the baby comes so I better get it in now"
"I haven't gained THAT much"
and of course ignoring/avoiding the scale. I'm not going to lie I really just didn't care this time. I ate what I wanted when I wanted and I enjoyed every minute of it...well until now. I will also come clean that I didn't stop my bad eating habits right away either. Another bad mentality...."welllll I can't work out yet so I should just enjoy it." It is true I was put on major restrictions after my second c-section and no working out for 6 weeks was one of them. I could have started eating better to give myself a head start but honestly who the hell wants to cook when you have been up all night with a newborn? I am honestly starting to believe a new mother started the fast food concept. What is there not to love? It is yummy and fast...if only it wasn't so bad for you.
So basically I didn't start eating good and didn't necessarily make things worse but I sure didn't make them any better. Without exercising and eating good I still managed to drop 25lbs. I am sure a lot of that was water weight leftover from the pregnancy and breastfeeding sure doesn't hurt but that still leaves me with 25lbs AND in addition I want to lose another 20lbs to be happy with myself.
My routine consists of 3 days a week at the gym and NO MORE junk food. That means no more chips, cookies (ok maybe one occasionally), candy, fast food, or anything I know I shouldn't eat. I went and bought a bunch of healthy snack and things to eat and so far they are all pretty yummy. I am also going to allow myself one cheat day a week so I don't go crazy and kill someone, because lets face it everyone needs some grease once in a while. Since I have started I have lost 2lbs. and i have to say for my first week I don't think that is too bad. I know it is going to take a lot of hard work and I am going to have to be strong if I want the results. I have done it before so I know I can do it again, I will :)