9 months in, 9 months out right?! Well, technically babies bake for 10 months, so we’ve still got another month to go before I can really claim that statement. So here we are 9 months after popping out baby number two and I feel AWESOME. I haven’t felt this awesome since BEFORE having Molly! Seriously!
I have been nonstop keeping track of my food intake on the LoseIt app as well as working out consistently and it’s working! I have even gotten my husband, my mom and my sister on board! We’re all friends on LoseIt and it’s so fun to comment on each other’s posts. If you want to be my friend, just put in my email address: email@example.com.
So here’s where I am (I promise to hang my full length mirror in a brightly lit place in my new house to avoid future grainy photos!):
Pounds down after giving birth: 41.8
Pounds to go to hit pre Burke weight: ZERO!!! WOOOOP! Hit this goal!!!
Pounds to go to hit pre Molly weight: 3.2
Pounds to go to meet new goal: 13.2
So what am I eating? I am definitely a creature of habit and I eat the same exact thing every morning for breakfast. I typically only switch up my lunch occasionally, rotating between two different meals, and I stick to gluten-free dinners (Ben has an intolerance). I limit my alcohol and keep my snacks low calorie. Here’s a little peek into my meals:
or I’ll have a protein shake with almond milk for lunch. My favorite go-to snacks are strawberries, peaches, grapes, pistachios, tablespoon of peanut butter, greek yogurt, hummus w/ cucumber, and sweet potatoes. I love LoseIt because it keeps me accountable and I can see where I need to cut back. I do allow myself a cheat day… I still record my food, or at least try to figure it out. When in doubt, I estimate high.
I also NEVER eat out. Once in a blue moon. And before I go, I check online to see if they have nutritional information so I know what to order. Recently I went to the Green Turtle and decided to get the veggie wrap. Healthy right? I looked up the nutritional information on my phone and found out it was over 600 calories!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF?!?! I just ate half and packed the leftovers for lunch the next day. I definitely would’ve housed the entire sandwich had I not looked up that information.
So workouts – I’m running almost every day, which is something I surprisingly look forward to. I play soccer, circut training (planks, pushups, situps, crossfit type stuff, etc), lifting weights and take spin classes. Those things I rotate throughout my week. I don’t have a strict schedule and kind of just go by how I’m feeling. For example, last night I went to the gym with a plan of running for 20 mins and then lifting, but I was having such a great run, that I went for 30 mins and decided just to hop on the elliptical for 20 more to round out my workout. I then fit my weights in today after a 15 minute run.
Okay, it’s late and this little update has turned into a lengthy post… if you’re still reading, thank you! If you have any questions, definitely shoot them my way! I’ll be sure to keep y’all updated and hopefully once things settle down with moving and whatnot, I can get some recipes up here.
To see my previous posts on my postpartum weight loss click below: