The last time I blogged about my health goals I got called out for being self-centered. Say what? At the risk of getting shot down again, I’m going to give an update on my progress.
You see, I’ve never really been great at eating great and working out. French fries are my vice. I’ve had an obsession with late-night sweets since I was pregnant with my son (current obsession: Bananas over Nutella spread on bread). And exercise has never really been fun to me.
I mentioned last time how my son was not a fan of the gym nursery, and I’m happy to say that he’s gotten used to it. For a week straight I brought him daily, expecting to get called out of my workout class. I did get called out the first two days, but days 3-5 he stayed during my full class. I also signed Lil’ J up for swim lessons, so I’ve been swimming with him while she learns, then I go to a workout class after her lessons. It gives him and I a chance to spend one-on-one time together, and overall, a fun afternoon activity for all of us.
So far I’ve been taking body pump, Zumba, cardio funk, and body combat. I feel like a big wimp compared to the serious athletes in the class, but I try to keep up. I use lighter weights, and occasionally cheat a little on the squats… ouch! I’m thinking of adding in some mommy and me workouts at home using some handy YouTube workouts (yes, there is such a thing!) I did a lot of workouts with a lot of mommy and me classes with Lil’ J, so it’s fun to make time with Big T as well.
As far as eating goes, not, eating French fries has helped me avoid almost all fast foods all together. Or at least go for healthier options. Except for my stops at Taco Bell, that’s my new demon. But I can only have so many cheap quesadillas. If I need a quick bite I’ll get a salad, or, my favorite option when I’m in the area is Boston Market. Sadly it’s on the other end of town, but it’s a no-brainer to stop at when I’m up there.
I completed the 35 ways in 35 days challenge and tried all of their yummy options. Here are a couple of the delicious sandwiches we tried. The Mediteranian Chicken Carver sandwitch on a multi-grain roll, and a Roasted Turkey Carver on a multi-grain bun (my husband’s favorite):
I’ve only stepped on the scale a couple times since having my son more than 10 months ago. My main goal right now is just to take better care of myself. It would be nice to fit into more than just my yoga pants too. I don’t remember a time in my adult life where I’ve exercised as much as I have this month (ok I know it hasn’t been long, but still). If I recall correctly I didn’t lose all of my baby weight the first time until my daughter was about two. I nursed her until she was about seventeen months and I really feel like my body kept those last few pounds on while I was nursing. I’m hoping it’ll prove to be the same case this time, and once I stop I’ll shed some weight that way.
Did it take you a while to lose the baby weight?
*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Boston Market. All opinions expressed are my own. I wouldn’t lie about good food.