So... I'm sure at least 1 of you has wondered where I've been... there are several reasons why I haven't posted lately... it starts with this...
Now for the reasons... the major being, I haven't been losing (obviously) but I also haven't even come close to maintaining... I've taken my pregnancy as a free ticket to eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Currently, I almost have a better rate of gain than a prize winning 4H steer!! But luckily, it's still early, I can save myself! My sister just text me and wants to shed a few pounds before a big event in her life and we both have memberships to the same gym. We decided to start tomorrow!! I know I will feel great getting back in my routine of getting to the gym.
I've also been sooo tired! I don't get the nausea and vomiting that most soon-to-be mommy's get but I get very fatigued.
Also, I feel like my house has turned into a double mess ...and I need to do some EXTREME de-cluttering before baby get's here.
So, I need a game plan.
#1 Start going to the gym at least 3 times/week.
#2 Start eating smaller meals more frequently (a modified 5&1 plan) ...more like a 4&2, 4 small meals/snacks, and 2 healthy meals consisting of lean protein and green vegetables. I'm also going to start taking my meals with me to work, instead of going to the cafeteria ... I never come out of there without cookies or some other sort of dessert.
#3 Drink more water (and less pop/soda) For some reason, I find it easier to grab a pop out of the fridge, even though I buy bottled water. I remind myself all the time to drink more water, and I've been doing... ok. I need more though... I probably only get in 1 liter... if I'm lucky. I'd like to have more like 4 liters/day.
#4 De-clutter at least one area and keep up with dishes/laundry every day. This is important! If I feel like my house is falling apart, I won't go to the gym and will probably end up overeating somewhere along the line.
#5 Keep my bills and checkbook in order. This is also important! If I don't, it stresses me out and thus, overeating follows.
I will keep you all updated on what I'm doing for exercising and meals. I'm also going to set a goal for pregnancy weight gain ... and try to keep in that range. I think they say overweight women should gain no more than 20 lbs during pregnancy ... truth be told, I'm already over that (I didn't transition well from Medifast to non-medifast and pregnancy)... my goal right now is to maintain.