Working it Out

I guess you could say this is the second part to my Mom Attire post. I have weight issues to an extent. I understand that my body will never be the same after having my daughter and I’m fine with that. What I’m not ok with is the pouch that is leftover. I know it’s my fault, I should’ve worked out while I was pregnant and when I got the ok to workout once she was born. There’s really no excuse, it’s my fault plain and simple.

For a minute I was working out, we had a wedding to go to so I wanted to look as good as possible. I worked out at home for about 10 minutes then walked for about 30 minutes every other day. Before you think to yourself, 10 minutes isn’t going to give her results, but it did. I remember someone saying that it’s not about how long you workout, it’s about how well you workout. 

This was at the wedding in July, 2017

This was at the wedding in July, 2017

I was on a role. Ten minutes before the baby woke up and then a morning walk after she had her breakfast. That was our routine. Then summer hit. I stopped walking because it was 85 at 7 in the morning. Walking in the heat with an infant was not on the top of my to do list. So that’s when I started gaining weight. My body needs the exercise, I can eat anything with moderation as long as I work out. Also I was breastfeeding, doctors say that while breastfeeding you will continue to drop the baby weight because your body is working overtime to produce milk. I know the combination of the two was why I was able to get into better shape quicker than I expected. 

So I’m no longer working out or breastfeeding (even though I still eat like I’m breastfeeding). Of course the weight is back. I would have to say I have a few problem areas. The one that bothers me the most is my shoulder area. That’s the first place I’ve notice I store the most fat. Next would be the lower part of my stomach.  You know, the infamous baby pouch. Last but not least my back. Oh and my butt, that’s where my fat travels away from because as of right now, it’s flat.  Flat as a flapjack on a frying pan. There are few things that need to happen in order for me to get back in shape. 

  1. Food intake
  2. Exercise
  3. Sleep (hardest of them all) 
  4. Scheduling

I’m only a mom with a personal goal. I am not a nutritionist, or a personal trainer, or a doctor. I get most of my workouts on youtube, and I start small. This is what I found that works for me. My plan is to workout at least 4 times a week and walk every other day. There are times where I need a break, a day to relax or to run errands, but for the most part I will be sticking to my routine. I’m the type of person that exaggerates how busy a day can be, so I need to schedule my workouts in between my busy days so I’m not overwhelmed and start skipping days. 

For me, exercising is the most important part to staying in shape. I know I need to cut out soda as well. I want to be clear, I’m not going on a diet. I know I can’t do diets. It only makes me want the bad stuff more. I know I can get in shape without being on a diet, I’ve done it before. Cutting out soda completely is my first goal. Once I control my intake of soda then I’ll work on what I eat. I’m going to put this on my blog for motivation.  Something to keep me on track to fulfilling my goal on getting healthier. I will be posting progress photos here and also weigh-ins. Now I’m feeling the pressure. The important thing I need to remember is that this is a personal goal. I can’t put myself down if the results take longer than expected, or even when life is crazy and breaks are needed. This is at my pace and no one else’s. So here I go…

Love, Mama.

I'm posting my progress photos, I thinks important to take a before and after photo when I start exercising. I know it helps me stay motivative to keep going when I can results.