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Annnd I'm late again/already, whoops! And I'll have to start tomorrow since I'm in so late today.

I can't be bothered to set up a theme with GIFs because my 7.5 week old is absorbing 110% of my energy bwahaha. 

 

Overarching Goal: Lose the baby weight plus a bit more before my sister's September wedding. 

Challenge goal: See 165lb on the scale (anything 165-166lb counts). My weight fluctuates a LOT right now so I just have to see it once for it to count.

 

Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Because apparently 2 servings of vegetables was too ambitious at this stage.

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Trying a Xena-inspired cumulative goal.

 

Goal #3: Post every day

It can just be a sentence, but I find that one missed day turns into two and it just snowballs and I start to forget my goals, sigh.

 

During my pre-challenge work I successfully completed the Blogilates 20-day challenge, and I lost the first few postpartum pounds. I'll have to keep weighing myself to believe it, but i saw 169.8lb on the scale two days in a row which would mean, I've already met my mid-April (B) goal. We'll see!

 

Here we gooo!

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It's a good day. I thought it was going to be a crappy day when I woke up exhausted (as usual) to my husband telling me he wouldn't be home for lunch - so just me solo parenting all day.

BUT then my dad texted suggesting he come over in to help out and instantly everything looked up.

Having someone to pass the baby too meant I got to do things with two hands instead of one. Attempted to nap but my body was not having it (morning bird through and through I guess).

 

And I went for a RUN. After my coworker-friend texted me this morning joking about the Spartan Sprint I had vaguely suggested we do in June, I was feeling motivated. A however-far-I-felt-like run/walk ended up being a 3.5 mile run!!!! That's the farthest I've gone in maybe...six months? I forgot to hit start on Strava so don't know my pace for the first third, but I did the rest at ~11min/mile pace, which is amazing all things considered. And the endorphins afterwards were pretty wonderful too.

 

Also I weighed in at 168.2lb! (Well, first I weighed in at ~171lb but then I moved the scale to a possibly more evenly supported spot on the tile floor and got the 168 number three times so I'm going with that).

 

And my sweet baby girl is currently peacefully napping on my chest, so all is right with the world.

 

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Oh my gosh!! Hiroro! Hello!!

 

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It's so good to see you! I love your goals and congrats on sweet baby girl!! 

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On 2/17/2020 at 6:53 PM, Hiroro said:

Annnd I'm late again/already, whoops! And I'll have to start tomorrow since I'm in so late today.

 

I'm just going to leave this here...

 

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Clearly I am not doing well at all at Goal #3 HA.

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Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 3/4 

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats 30/300

Pushups 5/200

Plank 0/100

Workouts 2/10 (1 run, 1 walk)

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 2/4 (I am having issues with Tapatalk but that's no excuse...)

 

Hooray it's the weekend! I never anticipated how much I would look forward to weekends during maternity leave while I'm functionally a SAHM - having my husband around makes a big difference, and I usually get at least part of a weekend day with both my parents' help.

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Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 - 4/5 

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats - 50/300

Pushups - 5/200

Plank - 0/100

Workouts - 2/10 (1 run, 1 walk)

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 - 3/5 

 

Need to find time/brainspace to visit other people's threads, but baby girl just sucks up all my energy like it's her job (which I guess it is?). 

The squats are easy because I do them to calm the baby, but will have to make an effort to get in planks and pushups. Got to balance out all the bicep work of baby-carrying!

 

Today we went for our first stroller walk around the block as a family, and now that the stroller is configured I'm hoping I'll be able to do this during the week more often while husband is at work.

 

Weight has stalled because I'm snacking too much - when she naps on me during the day I want to minimize movement so as not to wake her up (not because it's bad for her, but because her being awake is more tiring for me HA)...which makes me realize I need to set myself up better with healthy snacks. Tomorrow I'll prep by cutting bunches of grapes, and put nuts by my usual couch spot.

 

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Week 1 Summary

 

Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 - 5/6

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats - 80/300

Pushups - 25/200

Plank - 2/100

Workouts - 2/10 (1 run, 1 walk)

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 - 4/6

 

Week 2 here I come! With more walking and planking!

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Week 2

 

Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 - 5/6

Week 2 - 0/1

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats - 80/300

Pushups - 45/200

Plank - 2/100

Workouts - 2/10 

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 - 4/6

Week 2 - 1/1

 

No vegetables today. Last night baby girl slept terribly and I just couldn't bring myself to care about vegetables or trying to workout today. Right now we're in the trenches - supposedly peak fussiness is right about now and it should get better over the next month or so - if it doesn't I don't know what I'll do. It really feels like all the parenting weight is on my shoulders, with my husband as a reluctant support player. I know he's trying, but I hate feeling like I have to ask for every moment to myself that I need, like he only thinks about the sleep/rest he needs because he's working and doesn't consider my well-being. I woke him up this morning an hour after his alarm went off - he says some days he just decides he's going to sleep as long as he "needs" to - if he's not going to set multiple alarms, I guess that means getting to work at a certain time isn't important? I know his job is flexible but it makes me feel like his parent rather than his partner. I keep considering volunteering to take all the nighttime feedings on my own except when she's too fussy to go back to sleep, but I don't trust him to find other ways to carry his weight at home and use that extra energy to support our family.

 

Venting finished :P 

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Week 2

 

Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 - 5/6

Week 2 - 1/2 

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats - 110/300

Pushups - 55/200

Plank - 3/100

Workouts - 3/10 (went for a short walk today)

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 - 4/6

Week 2 - 2/2

 

Today I ate more like 2 servings of fruit and 3-4 servings of veggies, so I feel pretty good about that. My dad was over in the afternoon, allowing me to take a walk and get a nap - glorious.

I feel much better than yesterday. Tomorrow is baby girl's 2-month checkup and we are hoping she has continued to gain weight at a good rate - my arm muscles certainly feel like she has!

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Week 2 Day 3

 

Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 - 5/6

Week 2 - 2/3

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats - 110/300

Pushups - 55/200

Plank - 3/100

Workouts - 3/10 (went for a short walk today)

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 - 4/6

Week 2 - 3/3

 

And I saw a new low on the scale today - 166.8lb! Almost down to my highest pre-baby weight ever.

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Week 2 Day 6

 

Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 - 5/6

Week 2 - 3/6

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats - 140/300

Pushups - 65/200

Plank - 5/100

Workouts - 3/10 (went for a short walk today)

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 - 4/6

Week 2 - 4/6

 

Way behind on my planks and pushups...going to have to step that up.

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16 hours ago, Hiroro said:

Way behind on my planks and pushups...going to have to step that up

 

Overall looking good though!! You're on your way!  :) 

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Last night baby girl slept 4.5 hours and then 3.5 hours, best night of sleep in at least the last week or two! I felt like a new person. Went to barre class and it was so tough but afterwards I had seemingly infinite energy. I just bought a promo for 4 months at my nearest yoga/barre studio so will do my best to get there at least once a week. 
 

My dad came over last night and babysat for our first date night out since the baby’s arrival, so that was great too.

 

All in all a good weekend!

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Week 3 Day 2

 

Goal #1: Eat one fruit and one vegetable per day

Week 1 - 5/6

Week 2 - 3/7

Week 3 - 1/2

 

Goal #2: 300 squats, 200 pushups, 100 minutes in plank, 10 workouts (15+min)

Squats - 140/300

Pushups - 75/200

Plank - 5/100

Workouts - 5/10 

 

Goal #3: Post every day

Week 1 - 4/6

Week 2 - 5/7

Week 3 - 1/2

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Whoops so I've really neglected my thread this challenge - I'll just have to blame the little munchkin who's taken over my life.

 

BUT I saw 164lb on the scale yesterday, so I'm continuing to lose weight at a solid pace. And I'm focusing on getting at least one veggie in - obviously room for improvement here.

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I clearly fell off this challenge, I did get more squats/pushups/planks in after my last update though. I haven't been perfect on the fruits and vegetables front, but I'm working on it.

Looks like my goals were too ambitious and required too much tracking to be a good fit for my current phase.

 

I'm debating whether to participate in the next challenge - I definitely need to recalibrate my challenge goals to something that works better for me. I did hit my 2 workout/week goal, so that is a positive. AND I'm down to about 162lb...probably mostly thanks to breastfeeding since my diet has been extremely inconsistent. 

 

I have three weeks left in my maternity leave, and then I'll be back at work and my husband will be on paternity leave. My team at work is currently doing a red team/blue team strategy where half the team is in for two weeks each alternating to reduce contact. Fun fact, we just found out this week that they're going to "reduce workforce" aka ask for retirements and lay people off until they cut by 10%. It's going to be a rough time. My husband and I both work for this company, and we think our jobs are fairly safe - mine more than his. But even if that's the case, it's going to be a period of high stress and low morale when paired with the fact that operations are continuing through the pandemic; my facility has been deemed critical manufacturing even though it's completely outside healthcare, etc.

 

Since my husband is on an intense health kick due to his nutritionist mandated low sodium, low sugar, low saturated fat diet, over time I plan for us both to move to almost all whole foods. But right now I still have a lot of higher-sodium frozen foods from when I stocked up pre-baby, and I've tossed a few things that just aren't worth it but mostly will consume them myself (frozen quick pasta and Asian meals, potstickers, etc). 

 

Baby girl is finally adhering to a loose daily routine with 2-3 naps, but I have yet to successfully put her down for a long nap - so I am letting her trap me on the couch. Her nighttime sleep is still inconsistent, and I'm trying to be kind to myself while not just throwing caution to the wind and eating all the carbs when I'm having a rough day.

 

Due to my strained wrist and the pandemic, I'm re-evaluating my goals. I had the crazy vague notion in my head that I could do a Spartan Sprint in June/July, but I'm not sure I want to focus on that anymore. My overarching goal is still to feel awesome when I stand up as matron of honor in my sister's wedding in September, but that's a long way away. I need something to work towards in a few months, that isn't an in-person race or a weight goal. A virtual race just doesn't have the same oomph...

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