Another new endeavor for me is that I started
Monday's run started out ok until Bella pooped. When I stopped to do doggy duty B started crying. I was so annoyed at Bella for pooping! I let her cry for a while and then she stopped right as I was getting ready to take her out and console her. This seemed to be the pattern for our run. Tuesday's run went better (Bella didn't have to go #2) but towards the end B started up again. Nothing like a hungry, crying infant to get my tail moving! I hauled back to our house in record time.
Some of you have been asking about how I got back into shape. Well, first of all I am far from being in shape. As far as losing the weight...I'm closer than I thought I would be but still not on target. I have about 5-6 pounds to lose before I get back to what I weighed when I got pregnant. However, I'm looking to lose about five pounds on top of that. So that brings me to a grand total of 10 pounds.
When I got home from the hospital I was solely relying on breast feeding to keep the weight down. Eventually I started walking and now I'm easing my way back into running. M and I are both determined to lose a few so we downloaded the free app called "my fitness pal." A few of my friends use it and recommended it and we have really enjoyed it! It basically helps you keep track of the calories you have eaten, gives you a set amount based on your stats, and allows you to factor in exercise as well. In the end it's basically portion control and exercise. Which is common sense. I like it because you can link up with other friends who are using the app and see their progress as well. It makes dieting kinda fun! Ok, not really.
So far I've lost 7 pounds and am hoping to continue to see a downward trend! And while I'm fitting into my old jeans, it's not an easy zip, if you know what I mean! Tell me what you have done to lose your baby weight?
In other news last weekend we went to a friends house to celebrate her birthday. I loved getting out and having adult conversations! It was fun to pass B around and let people hold her. I know my shoulders and back appreciated the break! Here we are...
|Gwen: my high school swim coach and M's family friend since he was a baby|
|Gwen's daughter Megan...she's so much fun!|