Here is a post about me right now, it is so easy to get into the habit of posting about all things baby so I want to make sure I find some balance in my life and on my blog. Naturally most of my world is not seen through mommy-lenses but I want to take time to work on myself as an idividual and not just a mom.
One of the things I want to work on is my health. The saga of Edward's birth was a bit rattling (to say the least) and I don't want my health to get in the way of being the best Mrs. Goat and Mommy Goat I can be. So that means I need to commit some time to exercise and nutrition in hopes of losing some weight and being healthier.
And in a way this seems like a good time to start as I seem to be mostly healed from my c-section and have already lost some weight. I know that breastfeeding doesn't necessarily mean weight loss for all people but it seems to be having that effect on me. In the 3 months since Edward was born I am down a total of 88 pounds, and 40 pounds down from my prepregnancy weight. (Keep in mind that I had a LOT of water weight/swelling because of the pre-eclampsia but still.) I am worried that this is only going to last as long as I breastfeed so I want to get on the weight loss bandwagon and keep this trend going.
So I am talking about it here in an effort to get some accountability. We've had to cancel the gym but I did the first day of Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred today and wow, that is a challenge. I may have lost some weight but my body definitely lost some of its ablities in the pregnancy and c-section. Now is the time to get it going.
I am also hoping to start walking in the evenings with baby goat and Mr. Goat. Now that it is summer and beautiful I hope this will work and we can fit it in between feedings, our own dinner and work stuff. And if you have good ideas for workouts that can be done at home that would be good. I don't have the Wii Fit but am looking at the EA Sports Active game to use as it is a bit more cardio and a little less balance but I am not sure I can spend the $ right now. Maybe for my birthday in August.
I am thrilled with the 40 lbs I've lost so far, even though I can take very little credit for it as it seems to be boob driven. Nevertheless this is the largest drop in weight I've had in many many years of effort and I really enjoyed buying pants 2 sizes smaller (I had to get at least one pair for going back to work but my wardrobe is in sad (good but sad) shape right now).
Let me know if you have any suggestions for good workout options at home and if you want to go walking, golfing or tennis playing sometime this summer. I want to make a change for baby goat, Mr. Goat, and for me!