My first blog post…woohoo! And I’m currently typing this in bed while pumping…ha. I’ve learned that life is all about multi tasking these days. Having a newborn is probably the hardest job in the entire world. Like harder than digging ditches. Yet, it’s easily the BEST job in the whole world at the exact same time. I can’t quite wrap my head around it, but I know I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
I’m not quite sure what my posting will look like, how often, what topics etc. But I am quite excited to get started and just do a little brain dump for today. 🙂
So I had my six week postpartum check up today. Kallen will officially be six weeks old this Friday, which is so hard to believe. I gained 40 pounds throughout my pregnancy. I knew that the scale wouldn’t reflect my pre-pregnancy weight, and I was thankfully prepared to see that I still have about 25 pounds to lose to return there. The first six weeks have honestly been about survival. I was desperately trying to increase my milk supply, which meant I was eating a ton. I probably housed several dozen lactation cookies in my attempts. Of course, the holiday season added to it as well, and I ate other cookies and indulged more frequently. I’ve lost 15 pounds so far, but I attribute that mostly to my 7 pounder along with all of the other additions that come with a delivery ;). I’m now cleared for all activity, and mentally, I think the six weeks was needed for me to be ready to go.
I know that I feel so much better when I eat healthy foods and exercise. But, as a mama now, my priorities are a bit different. I’m in no rush to drop all of the weight in a month. Frankly I think I might combust if I tried to! But, as they say, it takes 9 months to gain it, so 9 months to lose it is pretty realistic. If I return to my pre-pregnancy weight of 133, I’ll be looking at losing a pound per week and achieve it by August. Totally doable. As of today, I’m starting with small steps. I began using My Fitness Pal again to get a feel for my caloric intake and protein. I tend to slack on getting enough protein when I’m not paying attention to it. I’m also eating dairy free due to a potential dairy allergy Kallen has right now. I did an at home body weight workout, and my goal is to do 1-2 spin classes per week. No need to go out guns blazing, slow and steady wins the race right?
That’s all I have for tonight. I’m off to have a date with the sink and my pump parts and then lights out!