Sunday, August 29, 2010

Back to the Blog

I've been trying to eat healthy for the past two weeks. Lots of oatmeal, fruits & veggies on my plate for the breastfeeding duties that I've taken on. There is quite some motivation to eat healthy, knowing that my little one is depending on me to get her nutrition!

I've been very lucky when it comes to the baby weight gain because in two weeks, I'm down to only being 8 lbs from my starting weight before the pregnancy. I have to say the breastfeeding has helped tremendously as well as all the exercise that I put in while I was pregnant.

I really do think that exercising helped in so many ways, I would definitely recommend it to all pregnant ladies out there! Just make sure your doctor is ok with it!

For the next few weeks, I hope writing in the blog will help me keep up with the healthy eating. I'm still not planning on dieting because I want to continue to breastfeed and you need to keep up your calories. I'm secretly hoping the breastfeeding and healthy eating will take me down to my starting weight. If that's not the case then "oh well", I'm not about to start dieting right now!

As far as exercising goes, I'm waiting until the six-week checkup to start any exercise routine. Richard got me the Insanity videos for my birthday, so I'm counting down until then. I also can't wait until I can lace up the sneakers and take myself for a run. I can't wait I tell ya!

In the meantime, I feel good enough to go on walks so I'll be doing some of that. I may also feel up to doing some light yoga, pilates and some weights so I'll be mixing it up. Nothing rigorous, though, I really have to learn to listen to my body right now and give it time to get back to normal.

I can't wait to start exercising, though!! Four weeks to go for the check-up, only four weeks to go :)