It’s been five weeks since I started back at weight watchers and guess what? I’m officially down 11 lbs, because I have stayed committed to sticking to a weight loss plan that actually works! I’m now one pound smaller then I was when I started weight watchers the first time, after my fourth baby. I’m not saying it’s easy because I stress eat and breaking that cycle is hard, but following a plan, eating healthy, exercising and drinking enough water is do-able if you put your mind to it.
Since I last posted I’ve only missed two days of working out. They haven’t all been intense or anything, but I’m making sure I get in some sort of exercise that I can fit into my day with a needy infant and preschooler, along with all the other demands motherhood challenges you with. Some workouts have been doing an aerobic walk away the pounds with Leslie Sansone for 3 or 4 miles, an intense stationary bike ride or an easy one I can put the baby girl in the baby carrier and ride away 10 + miles, stretching, lifting weights or doing workouts I find on pinterest or facebook. Exercise really helps me when it comes to sticking to a weight loss plan & helps me see bigger success, sooner!
I have to say though for exercise, I look most forward to my 3 mile runs on the weekends.I’ve taken my 11 year old a few times & he always motivates me to try a little harder!
Last weekend the entire family hit the bike path.. the kids rode their bikes & my husband and I got in a good 3 mile run, taking turns with the jogger. Being able to incorporate my family into my weight loss plan really helps me stay focused & it’s teaching them all, how important it is to take care of your body.
Once you make exercise a habit and find things you enjoy, you can do it!
However, we can talk about exercise until we’re blue in the face… if your nutrition isn’t on point then ladies, you’re not going to get the full benefits of all that exercise you’re putting in. Limit the JUNK, seriously.. it’s so good and tempting but it’s not helping you any. It’s okay to have a little but start by cutting it out except three days to begin with & see how it takes you. With weight watchers you can eat it, but you track it and junk takes a lot of points away from you so really you can’t have much, but if you’re not on weight watchers start with that. Limit the sweets and if you must have something (like me) keep it small. WATER!!! Drink it, learn to love it & find a way to get it in. I fill up a bottle and just have to force myself to do it somedays… everyday isn’t going to be a YAY, lets do this, but that’s life. Suck it up and do it!!! Eat your fruits & veggies… they’re good & get creative with it. I eat so much, especially when I need to snack because they’re good for you in so many ways. Sticking to a weight loss plan is 80% nutrition 20% exercise!!
Not much, but a quick check in. Thank you for reading my journey. 12 more to go to be back to pre-baby weight!
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