Woohoo, accountability day! 🙌🏼 I’m a little late, but each 1st of the month when Riley hits another month old I check in with myself and my progress post-baby.
Excited to say I’m only 12 pounds off my pre-pregnancy weight at 4 months postpartum! Technically it’s 5 pounds, but I only started weighing myself at 6 weeks along when I found out.. I thought it was strange that I was trying to drop those 7 pounds and they just would not come off! But my body knew before I did. 👶🏼 = 🌯+ 🍕+ 🍪 + 🍔 + 🍦
I’ve been taking it slow and not trying to get too wrapped up in losing the weight quickly. I was terrified it would affect my ability to feed Riley if I restricted myself, and he absolutely 100% comes before any vanity of mine. At the same time it’s nice to know that at 36 I’m still able to lose the baby weight, you hear horror stories about permanently wrecking your metabolism. I’m currently working out with my awesome friend Katrina who has a whole setup in her garage, and trying to make mindful healthy choices in what I eat.
It’s more of a 70/30 than an 80/20 at this point, but as a new mom I think that’s good enough!! I learned a long time ago that I only have so much discipline to go around. If it’s a stressful or demanding time, that’s NOT the best time to get super strict about diet and exercise, otherwise I’m cranky nonstop. Also why I didn’t diet before the wedding, I did not need one more thing to manage at that point.
Oh, and have I mentioned my newest obsession? I found this #humboldtbaycoffee about a month ago in my local store that is simply the greatest! It’s blended in my hometown (shout out to Eureka!) and it was so nice to talk with the owner about the town and how much it’s changed. She recommended some fun new hidden gems I have to visit next time we’re there! I’ve been blending it with a scoop of vanilla #arbonne protein and it tastes just like a latte, but with none of the insane amount of sugar a normal latte has.
Hope everyone’s having a fantabulous Thursday! What are y’alls plans for the weekend? It’s Jonathan’s 36th birthday 🎉 and I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t bought his present yet! He was off work all week so far so it’s been extra hard to sneak off shopping..
More pics of Riley coming soon! He’s gotten so active it’s hard to catch a good photo of him that’s not blurry from him moving. We need to upgrade our camera to something other than our phones, but having a hard time choosing between all the different options. We’re looking to spend around $300-400, any suggestions?