My Plan After Baby is Born
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
If you are a regular reader of my blog then you may have noticed that I have been on a reollercoaster ride on my weight loss journey. Roughly February time last year I had lost 3 and a half stone, I went to visit Thailand for three weeks and gained at least 7lbs if I remember and ever since I have just been gaining. I am not 26 weeks pregnant and I have my current weight is my starting weight when I first ever joined Slimming World, which I am really dissapointed about. I am trying my best not to go over board in this pregnancy. So far I haven't gained as much as I thought I would in the pregnancy, which is good I guess! However, after baby is born I really want to get my act together and do something about it.
I think back to when I had lost 3 and a half stone and I was happy. I was fitting back into clothes that hadn't fitted me since before I had Elliw. I was fitting into clothes that I loved, not clothes that I had to buy because I had to hide my fat on my stomach, back, hips and legs. I was buying them and wearing them because I could.
I gained confidence. Now? I'm really wary with what I wear out of the house. Indoors, I don't care as no one can see me other than my partner and two girls. But outdoors I always make sure I wear certain types of clothing because I feel I may get judged by someone outdoors. Some days I really don't care though, but most days I do feel paranoid.
I only have three months to go until Baby's due month and I am so excited. I know I will be really sad when the pregnancy is over but I am looking forward to start the weight loss properly. I will be breastfeeding this time round (hopefully) but I am not sure if that will make a difference in weight loss. I am planning to :
Start Walking : A year or so ago I was obsessed with walking. I would go on long walks daily. There is a cycle track right next to where I live and it takes you to a cafe and that is about a mile long. I plan to walk this most days of the week which will total 2 miles there and back. Along with the school runs which is another 1-2 miles a day there and back, morning and afternoon.
Get Back To Eating Healthily : When I had reached my 3 stone mark the SW plan was just natural to me. I didn't think of eating badly just on the odd occasion. I still had my treats weekly and having meals out but I was still losing because the rest of the days I was on plan and just eating healthy and normal. I want that to get back into my head.
Size 16 by Christmas : This is my goal. At the moment I am back at my (uh-oh) size 18-20. I do plan to get down to size 16 by Christmas or during January time. I really hope I can achieve this. I want to feel comfortable for Christmas like I did back in 2014.
Home Workouts : I am planning to get back in to my home workouts. I really enjoyed them when I did them last year and the year before. I regret not carrying on but I did find it hard with Elliw constantly wanting attention when she was here. When she was at school the two hours just went to fast. So I am hoping with both girls in full time school from September and hopefully babyboy will be good napping, I can get back into my daily workouts at home.
How did you manage your weight after baby?