Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Size 10 Pants

I did not think the day would ever come that I'd say that my size 10 pants need a belt.

Could that mean that I am actually losing a few pounds?


Okay, let me back up. Remember when I said I was going to throw away my scale? Shortly after I did that, I went clothes shopping. Because I no longer fit into my size 4 pants and I couldn't wear sweat pants in public forever, I did it - I bought bigger pants (and a few shirts to update my mid-twenties and fabulous closet to now say almost thirty and cool mom). Ha!

My first week back to work, I was able to get 3-4 exercises in, a 5 mile run! and feel pretty good about my efforts towards my new mom body. Then our baby came home from daycare with a cold and infected our entire house. So week 2, I did no exercise. ZERO. Brad and I were so sick from those baby germs that I had no desire to get out of bed. Let alone wake up early and exercise. And just when I feel like I made it past the snot and sneezing, I bought Girl Scout cookies. I couldn't just buy 1 box, I bought 3 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. FAIL.

During my third week back at work, I slept. I slept in as long as I could (through 2 alarms) before I was going to be late in the mornings. I slept with Jo on the couch when we got home from work/daycare. I slept in the rocking chair as we got her ready for bed. I slept anywhere it was possible to sleep. I was feeling so much better than the week before, but I clearly just needed rest.

We are now at 4 months post partum (I'll post some before and after pictures once I gain the confidence to share them with the entire internet). And since Monday (yes, I'll admit that I've been wearing the same jeans for 3 days now - cool mom? lol), I have been PULLING UP MY PANTS at every turn. I didn't even realize that I was doing this until yesterday! I had completely pushed the guilt and negativity of exercise and losing weight out of my mind that a light bulb went off in my head...

Pulling up pants = pants getting too big = LOSING WEIGHT?

No way! Not possible!

We've been doing some meal planning to try and save time (and avoid having popcorn and wine for dinner). Planning healthier meals has definitely helped. And this week I'm back on track with working out (I've had two morning workouts so far). I'm hoping that as I keep chugging along through this new life of ours and making healthy choices, I will slowly keep losing weight.

I do not plan to go out and buy another scale. When my pants start falling off my waist, maybe I'll try on my size 4's collecting dust in the closet. Until then, I might have to wear a belt!

Just another mommy trying to find time for fitness between the organized chaos

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