Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My First New Year's Resolution

My first New Year's Resolution
is to fit back into my non-maternity clothes.
I love New Year's Resolutions.  I have varying degrees of success each year in keeping them, but writing them down, looking forward towards the new year with hope and anticipation, is one of my favorite yearly traditions.  

This year I knew that getting back into shape was going to be somewhere near the top of my resolution list.  If I'm going to keep up with the babies, especially the little feisty one with near super human strength, I need to be strong too.  

This is the first time that the baby weight didn't drop off easily. Two weeks after Sadie was born I was back in my pre-pregnancy jeans. After Patch it took three months to shed the baby weight (that was a record thanks to the elimination diet that I went on to try to figure out his allergies).  And so I expected it to be easy this time too.  But I think that the passing of each additional year is making bouncing back more difficult and this time it's clear that it's going to take hard work to fit back into my non-maternity clothes again.  I don't love empire waistlines quite as much when I'm not expecting, and that's pretty much all that fits at the moment. And I can't hide under a combination of my super puffy winter jacket and my Moby wrap forever, which has been my plan lately since I really don't want to buy a new wardrobe and nothing fits!    

My current strategy.
The jacket.
And borrowing Paul's t-shirts.
Right now my goal is to do an hour of cardio every day and to do light weights and core strengthening a few times a week.  I'm using the My Fitness Pal website to track what I'm eating and how much I'm working out.  It's amazing how much putting everything down helps motivate me to make healthier choices.  Well... at least it has for the last five days!

Now I just need to stay motivated.  

If any of you are on My Fitness Pal, definitely feel free to add me!  

And don't worry, there won't be a ton of fitness posts on the blog.  I might do an update once a month, but that's it.  And hopefully this will be one New Year's Resolution I can stick to, because I need to be strong enough to carry at least 46 lbs up the stairs on a daily basis and right now that's a struggle!  

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