Day 134 – Keep exploring little girl
K loves to go for walks now, not to sleep necessarily anymore. She loves to see the surroundings we walk by and to explore the world that she’s seeing through brand new eyes. We’ve taken 5+ walks this week and it’s our way of getting out to listen to the Bible, spend time together as a family, and to leave the tasks and to dos behind.
After a long hilly walk and a 5k yesterday,these legs needed some family walk time …
Sunday mornings are best spent watching this little bug “explore.”
Day 136 – Come on teeth!
Someone is officially teething and chewing on everything so I might as well help the cause right?
I really do try to wake up and work out before she gets up because it’s always a crapshoot when you have a little one in the mix-sometimes it’s about making sacrifices and sometimes it’s about making it work with what ya got!
My hope is that she will take a lovely nap to rejuvenate herself and also so that momma can enjoy a pop-up work out in the park!
Day 137 – The perks of sunshine and nap time
There’s and so many adjustments in the past couple of weeks with this little one. She’s become so much more alert, so much more active, we’ve been successfully weaning, and she’s just developing her own personality and showing us that she’s ready for so many new things! With that, I am so grateful to be home and present with her on a regular basis. I realize that I do need some time outside or interacting with others (hello extrovert) but I don’t want to miss these little moments we had during the day. I’ve realize that I need Mom time and a chance to breathe every now and again and not just for fill the role of wife and mother. It’s a tough struggle that I know many of us go through, but it just takes time and adjustment to figure out a rhythm.
This morning we took a nice long walk while reading Exodus (I’ve set a goal to read her the Bible out loud starting from the beginning that we started this month) and going to see a friend was a nice pit stop! The sunshine is therapeutic for us all! Tayler feels more move and we continue to find our groove just in time for something else to change.
Day 138 – Eyes on the Mom Bod prize!
Let me start off by saying that I’m not the girl to focus on numbers primarily when it comes to changing one’s fitness level or reaching health goals. The number that matter are the ones that are set by goals that are stated first. We should never shoot for specific weight or specific size but instead dig a little deeper underneath what that number relates to.
I remember when I got pregnant that I said I wanted to stay with in a healthy range of weight gain so that my baby was healthy and happy when she was born. I gained about 35 pounds when I got pregnant going from the leanest I’ve ever been last March until my delivery date in November.
It took me nine months to gain that weight so I knew I needed to be patient when it came to getting back in shape after the baby. Your joints feel off, your entire metabolism is thrown for a loop, and your bones and your body have literally changed shape. So, patience was key.
I didn’t want to set a goal of getting back to my prepregnancy weight because it didn’t seem like a realistic goal for me. My goal was to get to the digits a new mattered that were close enough and weren’t indicated that I was on the right track. Many people don’t understand mto realize that wanting to lose 5 pounds a week or 10 pounds a month can sometimes be unrealistic. The healthiest range of weight loss is between 1- 2 pounds a week in order to see long-term success. It’s been about 20 weeks since I had my little one and I’ve stayed consistent with losing only a pound or two a week.
I’ve focused on:
A balanced meal plan with the Portion Fix program.
Using support around me to stay mentally in check.
30 minute workouts 5-6 days a week.
Half of my weight or more of water a day.
Checking in online and in my private virtual gym for accountability.
These are my 5 pillars for success!
I’m so excited to see her where my mom bod takes me next!