We are now on Week 7 and I think that we have finally got this parenting thing under control. Yes, she does throw curve balls once in awhile (like today… We’re going through a growth spurt right now, but that’s a whole new story) and that’s when we practise the hand off and we tag team to ensure that we stay sane, but other then that we whistle as we work.
Now comes the next hurdle, ME. I did get a mini makeover thanks to my husband for Valentines Day and I got my hair did. Got some fun highlights and lightened it up a bit. A change was desperately needed. Now I never thought I would share this with the internet world, but here goes nothing:
Starting weight: 130lbs
Weight while pregnant: 186lbs
Weight now: 158lbs
I weigh 158lbs!!!! What the Heckla Island!!!! It looks like I have shed all the weight my body is going to go naturally, now it’s my turn. I have to lose 28 lbs on my own and safely since I’m still breast feeding. So no crazy dieting or starving myself, not that I would do that anyways… Doctors say that it is safe to start working out after the first month. I know that it’s easier to lose the weight right away, I know I wanted the weight off yesterday, I know I want to be a sexy manexy momma, now I just need to do something about it. Honestly, when I look in the mirror at the moment, I am not loving what’s looking back. This is not how pictured myself looking once I had a child. I refuse to be one of those mothers that just stopped trying. My mom has a 29 year old daughter and she still works it every day, ohhhh hayyyy!!!!!
First things first, when having a winter baby you don’t have the luxury of going for outdoor daily power walks or jogs with the stroller. Luckily we have a treadmill in the basement. Have I used it since giving birth you may ask? Noppers. But I am hoping that since I am laying it out there to the world, it would just be embarrassing for me if I didn’t do anything about it now. It’s not like I need to be hardcore, but I got to get the heart going. More than when I lay my eyes on my husband, awhhhhh!!! CHEESE ALERT! The Hubs is amazing with Angelina as well, so once he’s home I have no excuse. Right? Right!
And I’m sure we have all read this somewhere, working out is 20% and 80% is food intake or diet. This part I’m actually looking forward to because I was pretty strict with myself prior to getting pregnant and loved the way I was looking. A lot of it goes to coming across this life changing documentary I watched last year – Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It is all about juicing, how it works, the benefits and most importantly what we are capable of doing for ourselves. I watched it with a girlfriend this weekend and I’m PUMPED! Somewhere along the way of pregnancy I fell off the juicing train, but I bought a one way ticket to Sexy Healthy Town. I’m coming for ya! So to all the moms out there, WAIT… To everyone out there who needs to lose some weight and feel good about themselves watch the movie. It will give you the boost you need to get this party started. If the people in the movie can do it, so can we! Spring is almost here, let’s all look fabulous together!!!!
So my plan, just to make it clear. Start the damn treadmill (after all time on the treadmill does equal perky cute butt… Right?) and juicing. It’s the recipe for success and it’s not too far fetched, totally doable. Ultimate goal, to love my body again and be the confident Parita I once was. It’s happening. Positive updates coming soon, stay tuned!
Dearest 130lbs Parita, I’ll see you soon!!
P.S Updated Angelina pics below! Have a gorgeous day love bugs!