I haven't talked about my post-baby weight loss journey in a while. But now that it's been over a YEAR since the baby was born, coupled with the fact that I am back down to my pre-baby weight, I think it's safe to simply call it my "weight loss" journey at this point. I do have a magic number in my head that I'd like to get down to, but aside from that, what I really want is to tone up. I feel all flabby and jiggly. I lost a lot of muscle during my 9 months of pregnancy followed by my year of inconsistent/nonexistent working out. I mean, I used to have a butt, and now, nada. (And the ironic thing is that when I had the butt, I thought it was too big. Turns out, I prefer a bigger butt to a flatter butt. Who knew.)
So, now that the turkey is behind us, I'm recommitting to this weight-loss, exercise thing. I'm going to be diligent about entering my food into weight watchers each day and get on the exercise train again. As for the food, this will be more challenging now since I changed my weight watchers settings from "nursing mother who supplements baby's diet with food" (i.e. 36 points a day allotment) to "not a nursing mother" (i.e. 29 points a day allotment). Ah, so you say reading between the lines, she stopped nursing. I actually have not stopped, but figure that since I'm just nursing in the morning and before bedtime, I'm not as worried about my supply and don't think my body needs the extra calories anymore. I could be wrong. We'll see how things go. So if you see me drinking more water than wine these days, it's not because I'm pregnant (I'm not), it's because I'm trying to sexify myself. (Oh who am I kidding, I'll still drink the wine. I'll just have to eat a salad rather than a sandwich. There is always a way to drink the wine. Always.)
And on the exercise front, considering the fact that I belong to TWO gyms (one within a block of my office) and we have a treadmill in the basement, I really have no excuse. I even took it a step further today by bringing in my "old" running shoes to keep in my office and I ordered a bunch of makeup online so I have a makeup bag here too. Since my gym provides clothes, towels, shampoo, soap, hairdryers, etc. there is no reason I can't get to the gym a few days a week. Today, I went to a Zumba class at lunch. And you know what, it was the most fun I've had in a while. I forget how much fun dancing around to hip hop and Latin music can be! I look like a fool, no doubt, but it's a great break from sitting on my ass staring at a computer screen all day. Tomorrow I'm going to try a power pilates class at the gym. And maybe, just maybe, I'll get crazy and go to a spinning class later this week.
So there you have it. I'll check in and let you know how I'm doing. My "short term" goal is to lose 5 pounds by New Years Eve. I figure I need to bring sexy back before I get fat all over again with Baby #2....