It is safe to say that I worried about my weight a lot while I was pregnant.
Well not sure if worry is the right word. I thought about my weight a lot. However I did not let that thinking effect my decisions when it came to eating food, or drinking drinks. Lots of soda to be exact. Sweet, sugary, calorie-loaded soda.
I didn't want to drink diet Coke while pregnant so I switched to regular Coke. Yes I could have given up that poison all together, but I tried, and it lasted about a day. I have no self control when it comes to food and drinks.
Which is why I gained what I did.
I stopped posting on my blog how much I gained, but now that it's all said and done, I feel like I can share. I gained 40 pounds. Eli was 6 lbs. You do the math.
Just for fun here is my 39 week picture that I never posted (because I went into labor) and then me holding that sweet babe when he was a few days old. It STILL amazes me that he was inside of me!!
Now, I will say he is worth every single pound. However I don't think he is the reason for every single one of those pounds. I think pickled Pringles, and lots of cheez-it's and SODA SODA SODA are the reason for those pounds. Oh and Mexican food. We can't forget the Mexican food.
So here we are on the other side of pregnancy and I've got a long way to go. I know it was wishful thinking but I was sort of hoping that my stomach would shrink back to normal on it's own. By the time I left the hospital. I was a naive girl. Poor naive girl.
I've never been a person who had to work to maintain my weight. It just kind of happened on its own. Well that TRAIN HAS LONG SINCE SAILED. Or whatever the saying is.
I realized I'm now in my upper twenties, and I just had a baby, the metabolism ain't what she used to be.
As soon as I get the go ahead from my doctor (in about 3 weeks), I'm going to start working my butt off. I plan on starting the Couch 2 5k plan again. Back when we lived in our apartment I did the C25K and I was able to go about 3 miles by the end of it.
Today I huff and puff walking to the mailbox.
I also, for the first time in my life purchased a scale for our bathroom. I've never in my life weighed myself consistently. But now is the time.
So pretty soon I will be couch to 5k'ing it and also Shredding it up while Jillian yells at me about 400 pound people doing jumping jacks so I should be able to do jumping jacks.
And why am I putting it all on the blog? Well two reasons:
1. Because I talked about my weight so much while pregnant this is my follow up to that
2. Accountability people. If I put it out there then it means I have to do it.
I know this all probably sounds very vain, but one reason I want to get back to pre-pregnancy weight so quickly is because we can't afford to buy me all new clothes. So my goal is to get back into those clothes quick.
And I only have winter maternity clothes so I can't wear those in the summer.
So here goes nothing.....
Goal for this week: walk to the mailbox and back twice.
Baby steps people.