8 weeks in and I am seeing progress! Fiiiiiinally.
I really can’t believe how much harder it is to get in shape in my late twenties, after 2 babies, than it was in my teens and early twenties. (said every woman ever)
For about a month, I was making minor changes- changes that would have produced weight loss in my younger days- and saw absolutely zero results.
Then I upped my workouts by quite a bit. I bought a kettle bell and learned how to use it properly, and have been rotating running/ speed walking, kettle bell workouts, yoga, and cardio workout videos 4 times per week. The two weeks of doing that saw no weight loss at all, but I could actually jog an entire mile and a half by the end of two weeks which was great.
This little app has been the key to seeing baby weight come off:
It’s a really easy calorie tracker. You enter your gender, height, weight, activity level, and goals, and it comes up with a calorie number you need to hit daily to get to your goal. I have tried calorie tracking before on programs like Weight Watchers, but they were always so confusing for me. I didn’t like the points system (too confusing), and when I tried tracking calories before, I had to enter nearly every food into the program manually since the library wasn’t very big. MFP is awesome because nearly everything I buy to eat has already been entered in the system. They even have an easy to use recipe calculator on the site for homemade meals.
I realized after a few days of doing this that in the past, I have been eating way too much, and too much of the wrong stuff. I’m still able to enjoy everything I normally eat, but I’ve filled in a lot more fruits and veggies now- high in fiber, low in calories, so I can actually feel full.
I’m down a pants size, down 7 lb, and starting to feel like my old self again.
Yay for things happening!