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!

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