Thank you! I'll be on the look out for the link. I'm not wanting to lose the baby weight though. "/ I'm usually a small girl but I like the weight I've gained(bigger butt, thighs) but don't like the stomach pooch/muffin top so I'm hoping heavy lifting will help get me where I want.
Oops I missed this earlier.
Lifting will definitely keep the thighs and booty while helping get rid of the belly pooch and love handles. If you have a tumblr you should come off anon and message me so I can follow you!! I love cheering on other mamas!!
Hi do you BF? If so do you have to increase calories a certain amount? I'm currently eating 1800 calories(no working out yet) Do you know if I need to increase my intake?
Helloooooo anon!! Yes I do breastfeed! Aside from the occasional ‘big people’ food I give Liam every few days he’s exclusively breastfed and he’ll be 10 months old tomorrow.
As for if you need to increase your cals or not, it’s different for everyone. I found an excellent calorie calculator for women who want to workout while keeping their supply up. It really helped give me a good idea of how much I needed to be eating in order to lose the baby weight while still being able to exclusive breastfeed. I’ll find the link and post it later! :)
Ror wants to keep the tv off tonight (no Doctor Who or Supernatural) so we can just hang out together and read.
Well that’s all well and good but I have nothing to read….
So I’ll be sitting on the floor with Liam while Ror is reading his kindle.
You are such a beauty!! And I know it may bother you, but I love your stomach because I’ve watched your 3 beautiful children grow over the past several years.
Oh my goodness Rachael, thank you!!! :’) My stomach doesn’t bother me anymore. It did a couple years ago, I was horribly ashamed and embarrassed by it and all the stretch marks. Now I look at it and just think of how beautiful and amazing it is that is has stretched to grow and hold 3 amazing children. <333
If you ever happen to find yourself pregnant with a prenatal diagnosis of something (spina bifida, Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, etc) and your obstetrician is trying to steer you toward termination that you don’t want by telling you all the things your future child won’t do, remember that…
Pace doesn’t define a runner. Distance neither. You don’t even need a collection of race bibs and medals. IF YOU RUN YOU ARE A RUNNER. You might not run in a pack, but you never run ALONE. We might compete, but we always come back around to cheer. No matter the obstacles that befall our course, THE RUN WILL GO ON.
Spring break is over and it’s back to the grind today.
Thankfully since we homeschool there’s no need to get up early to meet a bus but that does mean a good 3-4 hours a day of school, and depending on the day 3-4 hours of stress.
I think today will go pretty smoothly but there’s always that little bit of resistance when we come back after a break.
I’ve never raised chicks before so this will be a new adventure.
I’m really looking forward to when they start laying. I miss fresh eggs like crazy!
Next thing I gotta do is convince Ror to let us get a couple pygmy goats and I’ll be on my way to channeling my inner farmfreshmuscle! ;)
I had planned something for dinner that fit into my macros and wouldn’t bump me over my cals for the day and then Ror comes home and decides we’re going to Olive Garden for dinner.
I already know what I’m going to order so I’m going to have them put half in a to-go box for lunch tomorrow, 2 breadsticks, and a bowl of soup.
I’ll still be like 500 cals over for the day and waaaay over on carbs and fat but hey, it’s not like I’m training for anything and need to stick to a strict diet 24/7. I have the freedom and flexibility to be spontaneous with my family when the mood strikes without feeling bad about deviating from my food plan.
It’s little things like that that show me how far I’ve come because before I got pregnant with Liam this would have ruined my night and I’d have just had a salad and nothing else.
Hooray for mental progress!
In my attempt to reach my goal of losing 3lbs a month for the next 3 months I’m going to do 10 minutes of sprints every day.
It’s not a lot of time so I won’t get overwhelmed and it’s something I can do at home so I won’t be spending more time at the gym than I already do.
I decided to stay home from the baby shower today. Yeah it would have been a lot of fun but my throat is sore and I feel like I’ve been hit by a semi. The fact there would have been 3 hours of driving was just the cherry on the cake. :(
I did intervals on the treadmill. Ran for 30 seconds on 30 seconds off at 8mph for 10 minutes and then finished with a cool down. Nothing major but I worked up a sweat.
Now I’m starving but am holding a sleeping baby. Put him down and he wakes up.
Hold him and my stomach might eat itself.
Anyone with kids knows the latter is the lesser of two evils.
These are the sacrifices I make.
Today is supposed to be a rest day but since I have such a busy day tomorrow (baby shower) I’d planned on doing tomorrow’s workout today and then resting tomorrow so I wouldn’t have to worry about making it to the gym.
Ror can’t watch the kids this afternoon, there’s no child care on Saturdays unless you arrange it by 1pm the previous Thursday, and we have Bible study right after dinner so it looks like I’ll be hitting the gym before the baby shower tomorrow after all.
I know how silly it sounds when I say I have a busy day tomorrow because of a baby shower but let me remind you, I live an hour out of town and another 1/2 hour away from where the baby shower is being held. So I’ll be driving 3 hours and then at a shower for 2 so there’s 5 hours of my day GONE and I still need to get a gift because I’m a procrastinator on top of forgetting it was this weekend.
I should quit agreeing to go to events that are more than an hour away from me.