I try to be the best I can be. I want to be the best mom. I want to be the best wife. The best friend. The best daughter. The list can continue, however I will spare you. Sometimes I know I can fail.
I want to be someone my husband wants to come home to. Well what wife doesn't want that? I know there are those days when I'm in sweats, the house is a mess and the kids are insane. Matt walks in the door and I can see the overwhelmed look written on his face. Although there ARE days like this, I try to make these minimal.
I want Matt to come home, see a wife who is looking her best, kids that are happy, and a house that is ready for him to relax in.
That is where the whole operation "get rid of baby weight" comes in. I want to look as good for him as I can. Not that he ever complained or was anything other than supportive and full of compliments. But I was still having a hard time with this. Losing those last pounds that didn't want to go away no matter how much excercise I did.
Matt had a co-worker who has made meal plans for a lot of his friends from work. She was previously a body builder and personal trainer. I was a little worried, because I didn't want to lose my milk by not getting enough calories. I thought I would try it for a week and then see if it needed readjusting. Well within a week, I lost 7 lbs and had no problems with my milk. WOW! I was so happy. It was easy to be motivated and stick to it because I was actually seeing an immediate difference.
Some of you were wondering what it all consisted of so I thought I would write it on here. A typical day for me.. which I never got hungry or was left unsatisfied..
8am - Either 1/2 oatmeal w/ fresh strawberries or 3 egg whites 1 whole egg scrambled and put into 2 corn tortillas with salsa.
11am-2 Turkey Patties w/ 4oz. sweet potato
2pm- 5oz Albacore Tuna with Low fat mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onion, 1/4cup low fat mozerella cheese, avacado and balsalmic vinegar and olive oil
5pm- 1 cup whole wheat pasta, 6oz. ground turkey and red spaghetti sauce with a side salad.
If I needed something before bed I would eat a piece of celery with all natural peanut butter or the laughing cow cheese.
So as you can see, it is all yummy food, and I am constantly eating, so I am never feeling hungry or starving. AND IT WORKED!!! And, Landon would eat every meal with me and he LOVED it. So we were making a healthy change all at the same time. I am all about change and improvement for the better.
(However, I have decided to have a cheat day every now and then to meet those cravings and keep my body guessing so it doesn't become used to it.. but more for the first reason ;))
So now that I met my pre-pregnance weight goal, I am on to a new one.. Pre-wedding weight haha. I have 8 lbs to meet that goal... Hopefully by summer!!