Saturday, January 30, 2016

Post Pregnancy Diet and Fitness Goals - 3 Weeks

It's been a little over 3 weeks since I had my baby boy. I wanted to share my diet and fitness goals, along with a current status update.

During my pregnancy I gained 28 lbs. I had my baby at 37 weeks. I also had a c-section due to my baby being breech. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to work out until I get the okay from my doctor at around 6 weeks postpartum. As of right now I have lost 14 lbs, half of the weight I gained. My goal is to get to my pre pregnancy weight. I wouldn't mind loosing an additional 5 to 10 lbs, but I want to be realistic and I will be happy with losing the 28lbs.

Right now as far as exercise, I am allowed to take walks. I do walk outside when weather permits or I walk on the treadmill in our garage. I walk with my baby in the Moby Wrap.

Diet is a huge focus for me right now. The minute we got home from the hospital I had my husband throw away all the sweets in the house. I am not eating sweets until I reach my goal weight. I am not saying I am giving up all sugar, because realistically sugar is in everything, but we all know the difference between eating dried fruit and skittles. As far as the rest of my "diet", I am eating "healthy". I am breastfeeding so I want to make sure I am getting enough healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, and nuts. The majority of us know how to make healthy eating choices, order a salad with grilled chicken versus a burger and fries. Absolutely no fast food. Pizza has been a hard one for me to say no to. There are some healthy options out there, but I don't really like them. Biggest thing for me is not having junk food in my house, if it's in my pantry I will probably eat it when I am up feeding the baby at 3am.

What am I eating? I can honestly say there are 2 food services that have been a lifesaver for me with a baby, since it isn't easy to plan meals and grocery shop. I think this is where take out dinners get very tempting for most new parents.

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Here is a very easy smoothie recipe that I make daily. You don't have to add protein powder, but I do because I am breastfeeding and need the extra protein. I use a NutriBullet to mix.

1 Banana 
1 Cup of Frozen Berries (or to fill line)
Unsweetened Coconut Milk (to fill line)
1 Large Spoonful of Peanut butter 
1 Spoon of Protein Powder (Garden of Life RAW Organic Protein)

I'm also obsessed with Avocado Toast and eat it just about everyday. 

Dave's Killer Bread
Smashed Avocado (optional: season with garlic salt)
Fried Egg

Leave me a comment if you have any questions!