OK, it has taken me awhile but here I am updating after my Punta Cana trip. Before leaving I had reached 182. The day after arriving home I was 190. Yuck. But considering I had planned on a 10lb weight gain I was OK with that number. Thank goodness most of that weight was water weight. Within a couple of days I was down to 186 and I am now currently at 184. The horrible thing about arriving home (besides leaving the Dominican!) was that we went right into Easter weekend. Which means that after a week of eating and drinking to my hearts content, I was faced with turkey dinners and chocolate. I will be very honest. I was bad. Super bad. I continued to eat to my hearts content.
I turned over a new leaf on Monday. Enough was enough. I made my steel cut oats for breakfast for the week and took a batch of homemade turkey soup out of the freezer for lunches. Yesterday, including a night at the gym and two leisurely walks with the kids, I dusted off the Wii Fit and did 20 minutes during nap time. No, I didn't do the fun little balance games. I did the cycling, hula hooping and running. Today, I will fit in another 20 minutes on the Wii. No gym but I will make sure I enjoy this weather outdoors with the kids being physical.
Is anyone else like this? I go to the gym and I look at everyone walking by while I am on the bike or weight machines. I see thin, fit people and I wonder what it feels like to look like that. I know ALOT of women who suffer with weight gain after having kids (or hitting 30) but I have never, ever been thin. EVER. Unless you count 12 yrs old and I sure don't. Will I ever have the opportunity to feel that feeling? I hope so. My days are numbered on Mat leave so I want to make the most of it. Let's be honest ladies. Working 40 hours per week and being with your kids after that really sucks your energy. I know it will be hard so the less I have to lose after I start back at work, the better.