Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Body After Baby: Week Two


Well, I've officially completed week one of the Body After Baby challenge. And I'm sad to say that it was pretty much a big, fat FAIL. I should clarify - I did in fact meet some of my goals. But for most, I fell short of my expectations. As a refresher, here were last week's goals:

1. Walk or jog 4x for 2 miles or more.

I only managed to walk 3 times this past week for 2 miles. I tried to walk a fourth time but Nate was cranky so I cut it short. Considering, I was barely getting out of the house twice a week prior to this challenge, I was happy with this outcome - even if I didn't technically meet my goal.

2. Eat at least 2 servings of fruit per day and limit carb intake.

I stocked up on strawberries, bananas and blackberries so I was able to meet this goal. YAY! There was one day I ate only one serving but I did make up for it the next day. As for limiting the carb intake - not so much. I think I actually ate more carbs than usual. My mom brought me a homemade pumpkin pie that I couldn't resist so I would have a slice every night for dessert. In doing so, I basically negated all of my hard work. I'm very disappointed in my lack of willpower.

3. No eating past 10pm.

Aside from one slip-up where I just HAD to have a late night snack (we had an early dinner that day), I was able to resist the temptation for the other six evenings. Score!

4. Go to sleep before midnight each night.

I was able to get to bed by 11pm all but two nights out of the week. On the weekend, I just wanted to stay up and enjoy my alone time. I regretted it the following mornings when Nate woke up at 6am and I had only had 4-5 hours of sleep. I need at least 7 to function. Lesson learned.

Last week's mini-challenge was to drink four or more glasses of water per day. I should be drinking eight glasses a day but I thought that four would be achievable. I only drank 21 glasses of pure water this past week, which amounted to just three glasses per day. Another letdown. But on the bright side, it's still better than soda or juice!

My progress thus far:

Weekly weigh-in: 141.5 lbs. (Net weight gain/loss: +.5 lbs) BOO!

Total points: 21

How I feel: I'm embarrassed and disappointed in myself. Actually typing this out makes me want to throw in the towel and go bury my head in the sand. But I won't. I know I can do this and I just have to get motivated. No more pumpkin pie. I had my fun. Now I have to get serious.

This week's goals: Work out 5 times this week for 30 minutes or more. Mainly walking but if the weather is chilly or rainy, I can stay indoors and do sit-ups, push-ups, crunches, yoga or step aerobics. Continue to eat at least 2 servings of fruit each day and limit carbohydrate intake. But I also want to step it up and eat at least 4 servings of veggies each day this week. Continue with no eating past 10pm. And also continue to go to sleep before midnight each night.

This week's mini-challenge: Walk 30 minutes or more each day. 15 minutes = 1 point.

Let's hope next week's update is more cheerful!


This Mama Rocks said...

I love your post. I am at the gym trying to loose my baby weight as well. I have a couple giveaways goin on this week if you want to stop by and check them out! Great blog :)

HotHarmony said...

I love your blog design, and your goals are great and well organized. Don't be to hard on yourself and tell you mom no more pumpkin pie!

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i love how honest you are w/ yourself and us through this blog. Dont worry - I'm sure this coming week will work out better for you w/ reaching your goals. It really is hard to find the time to work out consistently once you have kids. Their needs always come first - and when they are sleeping, most times I just want to relax! who wants to workout after taking care of kids all day? lol! Good luck this week :)

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