I am not going to lie-- after baby #2 the weight just does not melt off. Not that it melted off after Lily, but I lost it fairly easily and quickly. The weight leftover from Jack, well, that is another story. Now, I have never been a person totally obsessed with my looks. I like to be presentable. I like to look put together when I go out. But I am a total "mom" at home. I know, I am a real mom, so the quotes seem silly, but the quotes here indicate I dress like a mom. I wear yoga pants. Nursing tanks. I don't wear make-up. I got my hair chopped off because it was too much work to do it every.single.day and chase after 2 kids (well, one, Jack doesn't move yet).
All of this said, I am ready to lose the weight from Jack.
I need to be careful-- I need to eat enough to maintain a a good supply to be able to nurse. If you nurse, you are supposed to get roughly 500 calories on top of your daily allowance. I wouldn't say I eat horribly, but there is definitely room for improvement. I am really enjoying summer veggies right now, so that is a huge plus. I am not going to diet, though. I just think overall healthier eating is probably called for. I already drink water like I just emerged from 10 years in the desert, so no worries there.
As for working out. I have a love/hate relationship with exercise. I worked at the gym in college, so my college years and just after were the ones when I was probably in the best shape. I ran a few 5ks, I coached volleyball and softball...now I am not in bad shape, but I could stand a little exercise. So, my friends Angela and Sarah and I decided to run a 5k-- The Color Run-- in November. We are hoping to maintain a workout schedule/routine after school in the fall to get ready. I am actually excited. I think being more fit will help me be a better mom. Lily runs around and loves to be outside, so I want to be able to keep up. Plus, I want to be a good example for my kids. I want them to eat healthy foods, to enjoy exercise.
So this is my "hold me accountable" post. I hope Sarah and Angela and I can meet our goals. These two girls are two of my closest friends-- so much so, that they are godmommas to my kids. Wish us luck!