Body by Baby – or getting back on the “Back on the Wagon” wagon

Last week was my first week in months where I made a reasonable attempt to watch what I ate and record it in MyFitnessPal. I’ve certainly gotten out of the habit – I know that it will eventually go back to being second nature like it was before, but right now it’s hard! And sort of discouraging when you remember just how many calories are in a bottle of Ranger IPA…

But I did it. Not 100% – I’d say I tracked probably 75% of the time – but every little bit helps me get back in the groove. My goal for this week is to track more; I think I’ll aim for 85% of the time, rather than shooting for perfect and getting upset when it doesn’t happen.

I also dragged myself and one of the girls out for a walk every day but one over the course of the last week. I can say with absolute certainty that the Littlest Brewster is a much more stimulating conversationalist on our walks than BIT. I feel like I should be talking to BIT about the things we see while out and about (because you know all the experts are like, “Stimulate your baby!! Talk to them constantly or you’re a crap mother!!!!!”), but I’m more inclined to pop my headphones in and enjoy the chance to zone out for a bit. I figure that singing along with Iggy Azalea counts as stimulation. Or torture.

I desperately want to get started running again because I’ve missed it so much, but I don’t think it’s in the cards just yet. I jogged 50 feet or so last week and it literally felt like my pelvis and its accompanying organs were going to come loose. (Oh, you mean I actually need to wait for those muscles to fully heal before stressing them with high-impact cardio?!?) So I think I’ll be sticking with walking until I go for my 6 week postpartum check and hopefully get the green light to start up again. There was a special on super-cheap registration for a 5K in early September that I was thisclose to signing up for, but it may be less insane more feasible to try to find a race in October instead.

I got on the scale this morning to weigh in and I am very excited to say that I’m close to goal. Truth be told, I’m one of those terribly obnoxious women who bounces back from pregnancy really quickly – I know how lucky I am (though I did put in a lot of hard work watching what I ate and not putting a ton of weight on during pregnancy, which certainly helped). As my weight this morning was 158.0 lbs – so close to my goal of 155! – I know I will make it soon, provided I stay back on the wagon with good habits. I’m not planning on torturing you all with weekly check-ins for my weight – you were so good to stick with me while I was losing it last year but I doubt anyone wants to agonize with me over the last three pounds. I’ll torment the DreadBrewer about it instead and just let you guys know when I get there. šŸ™‚

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