It's getting cold outside, which is ideal if you're training for any races or just like to run. I LOVE to run, but a 4 month old baby can really only be in a jogging stroller for so long before you start to hear about it. Needless to say, runs have been far and few between since having her, but that is still not an excuse to sit on the couch all day and watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (my favorite pastime). And let's face it, even when I was kid-less, sometimes it was just plain hard getting out of bed and out the door for a workout when it was chilly outside. So I thought I would list my top 3 workout blogs that I go to when I need a quick at-home workout to get those endorphins pumping (I just wrote pumpkin...how appropriate.
First, Peanut Butter Runner! This lady is fierce. If there was a way to track how many times a week I check her blog, I would be stalker status. Her workouts are legit and her eating is super clean, but she still has her cupcake days which make me feel better about life.
Second, Peanut Butter Fingers! Mostly a lifestyle blog, but she still has fantastic circuit workouts that you can do at home and excellent clean eating ideas to make that tummy happy.
Finally, The Fitnessista! Love this blog because she has made healthy living truly a lifestyle while balancing being a mom and a wife. More challenging than you would think! She has amazing outdoor and indoor workout ideas and really delicious, healthy recipes.
These blogs have definitely helped me get back into working out after several months of being pretty sedentary!
Ok, on to the baby weight update.
The last time I posted an update was 2 months post-partum and I still had 11 pounds to go to reach my pre-baby weight. We are now 4 months post and I'm still 7 pounds away, however, my old clothes are slowly starting to fit again which is the real goal here. I honestly couldn't care less about what the scale says, I just can't bare to waste a closet full of clothes! Of course I would have wanted to see the scale read a little closer to my pre baby weight by 4 months, but for a breastfeeding momma, losing it slowly is really ideal. And let's face it, no cookie, cupcake, or slice of pizza has made it past me alive in the last 4 months, so I haven't exactly been practicing self control. With that being said, my eating could use some work and I could definitely be more proactive with planning my workouts around the babe's napping schedule.
So here is my goal: To be back to my pre baby weight by Christmas! I feel that I will still be in a good place mentally with my extra LB's if that doesn't happen, but I love a good challenge, so here's to my attempt at clean eating and amping up my workouts during the most food-driven season of the year. Prayers are appreciated.
There you have it! Oh and speaking of being challenged to eat clean, it's Halloween! So kids, come to our house to save me from being left with my gigantic bowl of mini Snickers tonight. I've already put a hurtin' on the mini Twix bars :( Nothing scarier than a chocoholic on Halloween.