My son is 2, is it still considered baby weight? Maybe it’s “I had kids and they take up all of my time” weight!
After my 1st I was great about going to the gym, eating healthy and getting adequate rest. I think I was in better shape at her first birthday than I was when I got pregnant. Then my son was born…
I kept asking everyone when I was pregnant, How much more work is 2 children than just one? Double the work? Not as much as double? No one would give me a straight answer. I’ll tell you the truth- it’s one hundred times more the work!!!!!! One child is a cute accessory. Add another child and your life is consumed by non stop, never ending work! Good bye coffee dates with friends and Hello sweatpants! Between running the kids here and there, errands, laundry, cleaning, cooking, dishes, working part-time, raising children that act like wild animals into decent human beings, who has time for the gym?!?! Every time my kids start screaming and fighting with each other I grab a pint of ice cream and start shoveling cookies in my mouth! At the end of the day I want some wine and dessert to help me unwind, or to celebrate the great day I just accomplished.
And here we are, it’s been 2.5 years since my son was born. Everything seems like one big blur, all my days blend together, and I still have my “baby weight”. I tried to lose it over the summer. That should be easy right? We are all outside, more active; the weight should just fall off. Oh wait, I’m not 23 any more!! Is it me or is the summer filled with one cook out after the next? They usually start around 3:00. You graze all afternoon while drinking cocktails, have a huge burger for dinner, and don’t forget about the delicious dessert being served right before you leave. Tons of fun!!!! I definitely gained 10 pounds this summer! With the Holidays coming up, forget it!
So where does it end? For me it ended Monday! I got on the scale and I weighed my all time high at 156.5, and that was it for me! I may not always have control over my time and whether I can fit a work out into my schedule or not. But I do have control over what I put in my mouth. I have to break the cycle! First thing I did, think of my body as a machine and food is fuel. What is the best things I can put into it? I also started thinking about my kids. Do I want to continue eating unhealthy and have health problems that my kids have to worry about when they are my age? Next thing was grocery shopping. I stocked up on veggies and got a dip made from beets to dip them in. It’s actually really good. Then I got friendly with the butcher. I had no idea my grocery store has chicken burgers with spinach and feta, delicious!!
I’m 4 days in and have already lost 4.5 pounds! It hasn’t been easy, but I’m pushing thru it and happy to be seeing results so quickly. Last night I had something worth celebrating with my husband. All I wanted was to open a bottle of wine and get some chocolate cake. I was really struggling! Then my hubby said to me “Celebrate by having the best body of your life”. He is so encouraging and amazing to me!!
In the event of an absolute melt down of cravings, I have 1 of these cookies and it’s all better. 1 cookie is 40 calories and soooooo delicious! The best part, I can eat it guilt free!