Last month, at two months post-baby, I decided it was time to start the journey back to fitness. I wanted to share it on our blog to help motivate others and to keep myself accountable. I will admit, knowing that I’m tracking my progress on here, did give me some extra motivation on some days! Since my first post, I am down 4 pounds. Removing the added baby weight is a goal, but as previously mentioned, my main priority is eating more nutritious foods and incorporating exercise back into my routine.
As the saying goes, “getting started is the hardest part.” It’s been over two months now since our sweet bundle of joy, Heidi, joined our family. We now have 3 kiddos under the age of 6. How’s that for some chaos? It’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone by. I guess I can chalk that up to a lengthy C-section recovery, sleepless nights, and the holidays! I am now back to the daily grind and realizing I need to focus more on myself, specifically my overall health and fitness.
It’s safe to say that I overindulged during my pregnancy. As a result, I gained 49 pounds! Put post-pregnancy and the holidays together, and healthy eating went by the wayside. (Even us OrganWise health nuts get off track sometimes!) Working for a nutrition education company for ten years and being a former competitive gymnast, I know what healthy changes need to be made when it comes to nutrition and exercise. Now it’s just a matter of DOING it!
I thought a great way to hold myself accountable would be to share my experience with others who are interested in making healthy choices themselves. I’ve never been good at diets, which is good because here at The OrganWise Guys we promote creating lifestyle changes instead! I do have a weight-loss goal in mind, but plan on getting there by making smart choices along the way. So, join me on my post-baby fitness journey as I work towards getting myself back to a fit and healthy body (and mind!). I will be sharing my tips and progress once a month, so check back in February for an update on what I have been doing to reach my goal.
What tips do you have to share to get back on track after baby?
While this time of year can be one of the most enjoyable, it also ends up being one of the most stressful! Between holiday decorating, shopping, parties, cards to be sent, school performances, and traveling, it becomes quite a hectic time in our family. I know I am not alone. It seems all around me everyone is harried and trying to figure out how they are going to get everything done in time. Doesn’t this seem to be the wrong message to be sent during this time of year, when really we should be slowing down and celebrating friends, family and another year?
For many of us, the holiday season begins on Halloween. From rifling through our kids’ candy bags for some “fun size” candy (one of the best marketing terms ever) all the way through the day before we enact our New Year’s Resolution, our will power is put to the ultimate test. (more…)
Since Thanksgiving is a time for family, we thought we would share again this year our favorite OrganWise Family Thanksgiving traditions. While we all strive to be healthy and OrganWise all year long, we definitely also appreciate the downtime, little indulgences and most of all, the togetherness with family and friends!