FYI, for those of you who would rather read about my cute kid’s 1 month weight check instead of mine, you can read it over here. 🙂
I had an entire post written up for this a few days ago, but I ended up pretty much scrapping it and starting over this morning because I totally changed my goals for the next month once I thought about it some more. I’ll be back at work in 26 days, so it’s only going to get harder to find time to make healthy eating & exercise a part of my life style again. This means I really want to make a push now to get back in the habit of healthy living!
GOAL WEIGHT: 150# (I’m 5’8″ – medium build), BMI of 22.8
GOAL CLOTHING SIZES: Size 8 jeans, Size Medium shirts
Pre-pregnancy weight: 161#
Delivery weight: 181#
3 days postpartum: 166.5#
1 month postpartum: 163.9#, Body fat – 35.4% (normal is 26%-32%), BMI 24.9 (normal is 18.5-24.9)
I dipped as low as 161.3# at 10 days postpartum, but 164-166# is mostly what my weight is hanging out around since then. Beyond that, my body fat percentage is ridiculously high (and has been for a long time – like years, way before I could blame my belly fat on my kids), and I really want to work on increasing the muscle and reducing the fat in my body. That will make it easier for me to maintain a healthy weight since my resting metabolism will be higher if I’m more muscular. It will also help all of my clothing fit better since I tend to carry the majority of my extra fat in my belly region – especially postpartum (of course!).
Big goal for the next month – TONING.
Yes, I’d like to see the number on the scale continue to drop, but I don’t want to focus too much on weight loss yet because I don’t want it to impact my milk supply.
Specific Goals for the next month:
- Complete Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred program. It’s only 22 minutes per day, and it’s a great way to jump start both cardio ability and toning in the body. I’m hoping it’s a short enough workout that I can’t make any excuses for why I can’t complete it each day! It’s also all done in my living room, which is nice because it’s been cold as hell here in Colorado lately so walks have not been happening very often.
- Track calories in MFP & stay within my limit. I have my FitBit to track my activity level and it is synced with MyFitnessPal where I will track my calories. I have negative adjustments enabled, which means if I just sit around all day, I’ll get less calories — but if I’m working out, I’ll earn more calories. I have my settings set to lose 0.5# per week, which allows for 1,600 calories based on my age, height, weight, and average activity level. Because I’m breastfeeding I’m going to add 300 calories to that, so I’ll actually start out the day with 1,900 calories allowed. I’m also going to work on getting quality calories in my body instead of living on bread & cheese like I have been for the past month. 🙂
- Drink more water – at least 100 oz per day. I’ve been failing miserably at this, and the dehydration makes my milk supply drop and makes me think I’m hungry when I’m not. Must drink more!
I really want to get fit & healthy this year by doing an entire lifestyle change. Who is with me?! 🙂