I decided that I was going to start writing down my journey on how I am getting healthy after giving birth. It has been 6 weeks since I gave birth to my little man and I am struggling. This is a repeat of the first time being postpartum with my oldest.
I love sugar; candy, chocolate, sodas(not as much), sweat treats and deserts. I have gone through a bag of mini baking m&m’s in a week. I have made cookie dough these past couple days and almost every day I have eaten three ice cream sandwiches. Last night, I took a hot shower and I started feeling sick/dizzy and this morning I have a little bit of a headache(doesn’t hurt kind). I don’t know if it is because of my hormones that I just craves these things but it seems I have no self-control and it bothers me.
I notice that I eat when I am bored, stressed or tired. I also know that it isn’t healthy for me. I want to be a good example for my boys when it comes to eating food, to show that eating healthy meals are better than eating treats any day. That when it comes to treats that it should be just that a treat not every single day. I want to have my energy back, to feel and look better. I am nursing my little man and I don’t think that through my milk he should be getting sugar.
- During the week to cut out anything sugary; candy, chocolates, soda, sweet treats or deserts. To have it once a week as a treat.
- To learn how to have balance hearty meals. I am nourishing a child so I need to be able to eat for that.
- To add more vegetables and fruits in my diet.
- To make sure that I am drinking the required classes of water a day.
- To eliminate snack time.
Tomorrow I am going to my 6 week appointment to get off my full restrictions. I have already got permission at 3 week appointment to do light weightlifting. Since that time I have only gotten to the gym about 2 times but when I did go it felt good. I will be going by a workout plan that is for weightlifting. We will be trying to go about 3x a week and if I don’t make it, than I will be getting outside and chopping wood or do workouts at home.
Bust- 34″, Waist- 27″, Belly button- 32″, Hip- 35″, Thighs- 17″, Biceps- 7″
With my health and fitness journey, I will be doing a weekly updates, it is to help me be accountable. I am going to be real and raw about the ups and downs. Lets see what it will look like at the end of June and see if it made a big difference in my life.
Young Country Mama