Yesterday was the start of week 2 for my ‘FIT in 40‘ health kick. How have the first two weeks gone? Well, far from perfect. I was off to a slow start with exercise. Although my super-awesome jogging stroller came, it’s too cold to take Avery out. I have been pretty good about watching what I eat though. Then, I was hit with a stomach-bug that lasted 3 days, resulting in loss of sleep, eating, and energy. We were fortunate that I was the only one who caught it, so it could have been worse, right? Well, after I recovered from that, I got right back up on the horse – logging my food and trying to fit in any type of exercise a couple days a week.
Logging my food has been super-helpful. I try to use the ‘My Fitness Pal‘ App on my phone to track my calories, but sometimes I don’t have time. I do, however, always log it on the blog. This helps a bunch and I find that I’m eating smaller portions, more healthy snacks, and really thinking before I eat something.
Days to Go: 25
Weight Loss: 3.2lbs. Yay!
Daily Calorie Net: 1200-1500
Guilty Pleasures: Cheese. It’s been hard to give up that little bit of cheese on my burger or taco… I know it would be a great way to cut back, but come on… it’s cheese. Cheese is so yummy!
Exercise Frequency: 20 minutes 2-3 times/wk. I need to up this. It’s lighter out later in the day, so those nights Vinay gets home before it’s dark, I can hand-off Avery for a quick jog.
Bikini Confidence: Eh… not quite. I have been throwing around the idea of a nice one-piece or tankini. I’m still not comfy in my new post-baby skin…especially the skin with stretch marks. We will see how I feel in a couple weeks when I go bathing suit shopping for our trip.
Motivational Picture: On vacation 2 years ago in Cancun…
Thanks for everyone’s support and helpful tips! Have you checked my food/exercise log? Do you have any helpful advice on where I can improve? Do you wear your stretch marks proud or hide them?