Getting Healthy

This post baby body is not working for me anymore, then again I don’t think it ever was. After my first son was born it took me nearly two years to lose all of the baby weight, of course I had gained about ninety pounds during that pregnancy. By the time I finally got back into Size 4 jeans, I was pregnant again.

I refuse to allow another couple years go by of me squeezing into pants I’m too big for, trying to tuck my muffin top into my waistline and hoping no one looks too closely at my thunderous thighs. It certainly doesn’t help my self esteem that bikini season is here. The biggest problem with dieting and trying to lose weight when you’re a mom, is that you are not your number one priority. This is my easy, non-time consuming way of trying to lose weight while keeping my priorities straight.

My goal weight and the way I plan to achieve it is as follows…

Current weight: 178 lbs
Goal weight: 130 lbs

Weight loss plan: I have pretty low energy, so getting the urge to go for a run or even talk a walk is not easy. To boost my energy I have started eating a little bit better and I plan to continue bettering my diet. This week I have been replacing my breakfast sandwich with smoothies (I will post recipes). If I take a lunch break at work I have been picking up a salad at the produce store. Dinner at our house always consists of a lot of meat and quite often a lot of potatoes, I’ve found that having a smoothie before hand limits my bad food intake. So that’s my good food to boost energy plan, for now…we’ll see if that works.

Smoothie Recipes:
Banana & Spices

1 banana
4 or 5 ice cubes
1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/3 cup of coffee
1/2 cup plain (nonfat) Greek yogurt

Mixed Berry

1 banana
4 or 5 ice cubes
1/4 cup raspberries (or black berries)
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup fruit juice (or water)
1/2 cup plain (nonfat) Greek yogurt

Raspberry Oatmeal

1/2 cup rasperries
5 or 6 ice cubes
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup fruit juice (or water)
1/2 cup plain (nonfat) Greek yogurt

These three are my current favorites, I’ll update soon with additional recipes.


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