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Anyone else finding it harder than normal to eat right? I haven't gotten back to eating normal (pre-prego eating). It just seems like I am so tired and busy and eating right is the last thing I want to think about or make any effort to do.
I did start working out again but only the last 2 weekends and even with that I feel like i'm over doing it. I went and did spin last weekend (not with the class but just in the room when nobody was there) I did 40 min and the last two days I have been a little sore and very tired. It almost doesn't seem worth it. lol. I know it is but I just used to have so much time to exercise and now the baby is the priortiy and I would just love to make a dent in this baby weight!
I know we are all probably feeling the same way..I just wanted to vent.. my hubby is anxious to lose his baby weight too but again it's just making the effort with the food and the gym!
Sound like a plan....I think I'll join you. I think a lot of it is still finding our "groove" we have it down on the weekends my husband will come home from the gym on Saturdays and then I will go after he gets home, but then on Sundays I tend to feel guilty if it's nice outside I feel like I should go and do something with the 3 of us.. (which usually includes walking but it's not enough to lose any weight) ..I need the gym and I need it about 3-4 times a week at least. At first it was "i'll start Feb 1st then it was March 1st"... ..I'll just keep trying and I know eventually it will stick! ..I just hope it's soon!
I decided to join a local Y because they have great classes and the free childcare. I think it will be a good way for me to get some "me" time and Vivi to play with other kiddies (or stare at them since she is so young). Unfortunately she is sick so I don't think we'll be going for a few weeks (April 1st is my goal)-april fools, thought it was appropriate lol
Like Mere said, I have good and bad days. One day I'll do really good and then the next day or two I'll snack on not so healthy stuff. But i'm working on it. It's hard to get used to eating healthy.
I joined the gym and so far have worked out Friday and then today. Both days I had to make myself get out of the bed and go. I just don't have motivation to get up go out early in the AM in the cold but once I get up and get dressed and get down there I do feel like working out it's just the getting up and making myself get there that is the problem. So far though I've pushed myself and am so glad once I'm back home that I went and feel so much better. Plus I think for me, it'll get easier once it gets warmer since it won't be so cold out in the mornings.
It just takes time to get back into the swing of things
Does your gym have daycare to where you could go more than just on the weekends or you and your DH could go at the same time?
I just have bad days. Thanks to the baby blues I usually forget to eat during the day til hubby gets home and yells at me. I just have no appetite. Once I eat I realize I'm hungry. I'm averaging one meal a day - not good. I seriously need to start taking better care of myself.
I also go to the Y but their daycare doesn't start until 3 months. I guess that's only one month away..I didn't think of that.. Then it will be great because they will watch the baby for 2 hours wich is enough time for me to do spin class.. I did spin all the way until I was 31 weeks! So I guess I will look forward to that and just try to go when I can for now. I really need to eat better though that will make a huge difference!
My DH just got promoted so he has been working long hours so i think it will be easier when Kingston is old enough for daycare!
I found a cheap little gym near my daughters preschool, they are not very nice, but have tons of cardio equipment which is my excercise of choice so in theory I can drop her off at school 2 mornings a week and then go to the gym and drop dexter in the daycare there. I'm probably going to wait until he is 3 months to start, but I'm excited that it is convienent and cheap. I still need to work on eating habits though. Is so hard to take the time to prepare heathy food. Much easier to grab something unhealthy and go.
The only reason I'm not gorging on junk is because I'm doing dairy free. Before that I was eating tons of junk food for the comfort factor. I hate to say it, but eating little debbie snacks makes me happy, lol. We did start working out when I hit 6 weeks, but again the only reason I'm doing that is because of my hubby's urging. I don't WANT to, but I'm always glad I did afterwards. It's just hard because we're doing p90x and it's at least an hour of really hard working out 5-6 days a week and I don't feel like I have the time or motivation for it.
Yeah, I hear ya. I've done good as far as exercising this time (after DD I didn't do squat- just sat home and stared at her) But eating right has always proved hard for me. I'm such a dang picky eater that real "healthy food" like vegetables and stuff is just not for me. The only thing I have going for me right now is that DH is dieting so there are healthier options in the house and our dinners are lower calorie than what I'd normally eat. I'm still about 10 lbs away from my pre-baby weight. It's just gonna take time and discipline.
Omg I did a spin class last Saturday then ran 1.5 miles Sunday to see where I stand... by Sunday night I couldn't stand! I have weekends down but since I'm not at work yet I'm still just kicking it at home. I go back to work Monday and can either work out before, during, during or after work. Our base gym is best in Vegas. It costs somewhere in the $20 million range and we got it by making a deal with the city. Definitely putting it to use! As far as wagging, I'm getting 3 meals a day and actually eating portioned snacks like 6 chocolate covered pretzels or 2 tbsp of mixed nuts, a handful. I find having them portioned in a baggie helps.
Some days it's all I can do to eat. Many days I eat nothing until DH gets home. I have started stashing healthy snacks in places I often find myself ... Nursery, nursing spot in family room. I put protein bars, Luna bars and things like that which are easy to eat with baby. Dinners are whatever we can toss together. My workouts consist of walking - most days around the block but one or two days a week at the Safari Park. Lots of hills and lots of miles!