Monday, February 19, 2007

A new week...

Well, let me get the bad news out of the way. I'm up 2lbs. So, I gained back my loss from last week, plus 1/2.

The good news is, I know why. I didn't exercise. I wasn't entirely diet conscious. So...what else did I expect the outcome to be?

It's really hard being a new mom, and trying to focus on my health goals at the same time. At the same time, if I really want to do this, I'm just going to have to find a way. That could mean less sleep, or less internet time, or less time with my husband. It's going to be a tradeoff, because my life has changed so much.

So, where did I go wrong last week? I said that I'd go to the gym a few times, but I didn't really plan the actual days. I said that I'd go on the weekend, but I didn't go to bed early enough the night before...and I need to get hubby to go to bed early too, so that he can watch the baby in the morning. If I pick the actual days and plan my workouts, perhaps it will happen.

I did plan my meals, but I didn't really refer to the plan. Not helpful. This week, my parents cooked us a TON of food. They're great that way, because they know our hands are full with the baby. So, there should be no excuses because I've got a fridge full of healthy food.

This isn't going to happen without a realistic plan. And me sticking to it. Sounds easy enough, but I need to take it one day at a time.

I'm disappointed with myself, yes. But I'm still determined. And as long as there's a will, there's a way.


jeannie* said...

Youre bound to gain now and then... you're still adjusting to life as a new mommy!

Hang in there and just try to set small realistic goals for yourself and eventually youll start to see the changes!

pinknest said...

i have to say, you have it very tough in taking care of a baby AND trying to lose weight at the same time! but you can do it. and yes, the plan is a good idea. i know it must be impossible to have any sort of routine with a baby, but have you tried working out at the same time every day? that forces me to do it.

Christy said...

Just so you don't feel alone, I blew the plan to sh!t last week and started again tomorrow. it's HARD being home all day I find, it's someting new we have to get used to.

Fo rmotivation, I just went through my closet and took out all my wonderful clothes that I currently do NOT fit into, shed a few tears and realized I HAD to lose this weight or else I would be wearing a moo moo this summer. And the thought of wearing a bathing suit makes me nauseous.

Just saying is all :) You know I'm here for you.

Sonya said...

Jeannie - thanks, you're right. I need to be more realistic for sure!

Pinknest - You're right about working out at the same time. It's going to be evenings.:-) And I didn't know that you worked out, but that definitely explains how you look incredible in your photos but eat such delectable food!

Christy - I sooo appreciate your comment, because you totally understand.