I wanted to start a new little series here on the blog. It's lovingly called "Body After Baby". My body just grew a sweet baby girl for nine months and then delivered that sweet babe. My body has done that three times so far and that's an amazing feat. "Body After Baby" is about recognizing that gift and giving my body the love it deserves. It's about slowly getting back to exercise and focusing on healthy living.
I've been able to get back into working out lately and boy does it feel good. Getting active and getting my heart going has felt amazing. I'm sure a huge part is I'm about 40 lbs lighter, so I feel like I can really jump now.
I'm slowly getting back into it. I stayed active for most of my pregnancy. Once I hit 30 weeks it started getting much harder and uncomfortable though, so I didn't do a whole lot. I've had quite a break from my normal workout routine.
I'm trying to get a habit going again. I've made a goal of working out at least four times this week. I'm also striving for a smoothie a day and about a gallon of water a day.
I have absolutely no weight loss goals. I am not worried about the number on the scale. I do weigh myself, but I'm not stressing about what it reads. I do not count calories and do not plan on starting. I try to eat three meals a day with a few snacks thrown in. I eat when I'm hungry. Some days I'm hungrier than others. When that happens I eat more. I'm listening to my body. It's all about supplying my body with the best I can, so my baby gets the best she can. I'm a nursing mama and I don't want to do anything to hurt my supply.
I've upped my protein and I've been reading a lot lately. It motivates me to work hard and do good things for my body. I just finished Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Breastfeeding. It was awesome! Such an encouraging read. I highly recommend it.
I'm eager to gain back my strength and flexibility. I've quite a road ahead. I'm excited to document my journey here. I hope you'll come along with me. Let's get active. It's not about bring a certain number or size. It's about being your best you. We deserve the best! :)