As you can see, I am starting to make progress in the right direction. It is encouraging to see results quickly, even though I know that this downward trend will level off quickly. It always does. But until then, I will use this as motivation to keep going and proof that I am on the right track.
Yep, slowly but surely the weight is coming back. Despite my healthy-er eating and a little exercise. (I cropped out the actual numbers, because I just don't want to share that depressing fact with the world)
Let's be honest, when do I have time to exercise? Either before the family wakes up or after the kids go to bed. That leaves me with 4 am or 10 pm. Really. I am not exaggerating. Who wants to wake up that early? I know I should have done better while on maternity leave, but there always seemed to be something more important to do. I am trying not to make excuses, but I just keep hitting bumps in the weight loss road that trip me up. I need to get better at making exercise a priority.
As you can see, I did really good for the first month that R was around, but then it started creeping back upward. No I am fighting off pneumonia and the cough is making it really hard to do any type of exercise. So, while I am waiting for my z-pack to work, I am going to mentally psych myself up for some ass-kicking in August. I have the 4th Trimester Body pictures then and I would like to feel comfortable in my body. Even if I have only lost a couple of lbs, I think that little bit will make me feel infinitely more positive.
Now that things are starting to calm down at my house, I can pay attention to some of my hobbies again. Yay! Hello blog, I have missed you. <3
R is 6 weeks old now and we are adjusting to being a family of 4 pretty well. L is still mostly ignoring her, but we have had a breathrough with his attitude. 2 weeks ago, he just suddenly turned over a new leaf and started acting like a normal kid again. It is such a relief to no longer feel like I am talking to a brick wall whenever I ask him to do something. I know that it will probably come back in the teen years, but I am glad to have my sweet little boy back for a while at least.
It is amazing how much I appreciate how normal of a baby R is. Compared to the colic and reflux that L had, a normal baby is a piece of cake! I am glad that she is our second child, because I would not appreciate this nearly as much if she was our first. She wakes up every 3 hours, has a few gas issues, and doesn't want to nap without me holding her. All in all, normal newborn stuff.
I am sure that I will have some deep thoughts for post later, but right now I am just trying to enjoy my baby girl as much as possible before I have to go back to work. Blech, I am not looking forward to that and it is still weeks away. I am also going to my 6 weeks post partum visit tomorrow so I will be able to get the OK to exercise again. I am determined to get back into shape before my maternity leave is over. The next few weeks should give me a chance to jump start my weight loss, which I hope to document on here. Now if I could only stop craving biscuits and gravy…