As some of you may have noticed, I have taken a short break from blogging to get settled in to our new family routine with our new, little family member. But I’m back and excited to share all that has happened!
In the past month and a half, we have successfully sleep trained our sweet little Daniel who now lays down without a whimper, sleeps for four good naps a day and NINE hours straight at night, and because of that is an alert, happy, amazing baby during every awake time! I have also created a new schedule with mine, Heidi’s, and Daniel’s routine worked out to a science (I’ll be posting on this later)! And we’ve started spending several afternoons a week MYSTERY SHOPPING (I’ll post about that too)!
Our life is so full and fun!
But back to the postpartum commitment…there is some updating on that front as well:
In my last postpartum post I mentioned that in the first three weeks after giving birth I had lost 40 pounds which was mostly in the delivery room and getting rid of the water I was retaining through swelling. But I had 45 pounds to go and I knew they were going to come off a lot slower…
Well, one and a half months after that I have now lost 9 more pounds and only have 36 to go! YAY!
Since my last post, I received a hand-me-down Fitbit from my parents and have enjoyed keeping track of weight loss through the connected app on my phone.
I’m still drinking a gallon of water a day, eating no sugar, and sticking with the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating about 80% of the time but I have made some adjustments.
The biggest mindset shift is realizing that my baby isn’t even three months old yet and I need to not be in a RUSH to drop all the weight. My milk supply is just now leveling out and my first priority needs to be making sure I am giving my baby nutrition. So I am taking my time in figuring out how to adjust my portion sizes and how often I should combine fuel sources (THM concept) to lose weight but still keep up a good milk supply.
Each week I find more recipes that I enjoy and am finding it easier and easier to stick to plan. But I am also giving myself grace in that I don’t bring “replacement meals” when we eat at someone else’s house…my goal is that by the time I am at my goal weight, this healthy way of eating and living will be a lifestyle and besides OCCASIONALLY having a little sugar, not much will change.
As I mentioned in the last post, I started walking a little bit two weeks after giving birth. Going all the way around our neighborhood is about 1.75 miles and by the time we reached six weeks I was going that full circle once or twice a day.
After getting the OK from the doctor at my six week appointment, I started doing some postpartum workouts three to four times a week. The goal was to do it five to six times a weeks but life happens and if I have to get up a couple times with the kids (we’ve had both a cold and stomach bug go through our home), I don’t get up in time to exercise before the kids get up.
But let me tell you more about the videos I’m using because they have been great! I simply go on YouTube and look up Momsintofitness and look under the postpartum playlist. Her muscle building video for week one has a core workout at the beginning which will help heal that flabby, postpartum tummy. And the cardio workout it perfect to beginning to get back in shape without overextending yourself.
As I mentioned before, I now have a Fitbit which has helped in this category as well as it helps hold me accountable to get at least 10,000 steps a day!
Well, there we have it! Can’t wait to see how this journey continues! I would love to hear any questions or feedback from you!