Monday, August 4, 2014
So, it's been two and a half-ish weeks since my Jules was born and I'm pretty much fitting back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. Well, at least the stuff that was slightly loose on me before Juliana. I'm not cleared to exercise yet, which means that up until this point, it's been lots of breastfeeding and drinking lots of water that have helped me shed the extra pounds. Although I'm making fantastic progress so far, there are a handful of changes that I'd like to make in order to actually get healthy and possibly fit back into some pre-Veronica jeans that I have hiding in my closet.
I've been drinking extra water in an effort to stay hydrated and avoid issues with producing milk for the baby. Throughout my pregnancy, I used the excuse of being pregnant to drink soda. Before that, it had been probably four or five years since I had even purchased the stuff for the house. If I don't buy it, I can't drink it, right? I'm back to my no soda rule. Sure, I'll buy it if we're having people over or occasionally if I'm thirsty at the Target checkout lane, but no more 12-packs in the cart every time I make a trip to the grocery store.
I've slacked in the meal planning department lately. I've just been having such a hard time deciding on a week of dinner ideas that everyone enjoys, while not having the same exact thing week after week. I'm going to have to force the husband to help with ideas other than the typical "food," that I usually get from him. We should probably add salads back to our meals. Filling up on the leafy stuff helped us avoid overeating. I'm loving my spinach smoothies that I've gone back to making every morning.
One major change that is going to give me some peace of mind, is finally creating a solid daily routine. I'd like to carve time out to focus on fitness. We have a small gym in our community center that I can use to finally get rid of the little pooch that I've had since having Adri. I've even considered joining a Stroller Strides program.
Getting the girls on a good schedule should hopefully make life as a mom of three a tad easier. My plan is to loosely follow the schedule that they're already following in preschool. If I can get everyone to nap at the same time, we'll be golden!
Oh. And speaking of preschool, my Adri starts tomorrow for the first time! With my big girls gone all day, and my tiniest one napping for a good amount of time, I'd like to actually post thought out blogs instead of the recent randomness coming from my iPad as I lay in bed.