Monday, August 24, 2009

Body After Baby: Almost There

So I have been a total slacker on the Body After Baby Challenge the last 2 weeks. The Body After Baby Challenge is being hosted by MamaNotes. I was such a slacker last week that I didn't even blog about it. Thankfully, even though I have been a slacker I have managed to maintain my weight loss.
I have done okay with eating healthy. I haven't been horrible, but I haven't been making super healthy choices either. I think that I have managed to change a few bad habits though, as far as not reaching for junk food first and increasing the amount of water I am drinking.
Exercise has been pretty nonexistent lately. We did go to the zoo this last weekend and for a walk the weekend before, so at least there has been some moderate stuff.
Not to make excuses, because there is no excuse, but since I started babysitting I am finding it a lot more challenging to squeeze exercise in. When I just had Fi, it was easy enough to stick her in the high chair or the exersaucer and work out. It has been a little harder to find a time when 3 and now 2 babies are happy to sit by themselves while I work out. I know if we have a second child it will be the same, so I'm working on brainstorming different ways to squeeze in a workout. We did have a dance party in the living room one day last week and I worked up a sweat, but it was mainly because I was having a rough time keeping everyone happy.
Anyway, I've made up my mind that I am going to finish up the challenge on a good note. I am recommitting myself to do better on this last stretch. Go Red Team!


Baby Signs(R) With Elizabeth ICI, INC. said...

It can be difficult to find the time, but it's there. A few lunges and squats here and there can help motivate you to do more.

Annie said...

I am in the same boat as you. But at least we are making better choices! That will pay off, and we can keep making better ones :)

Anonymous said...

I am doing horribly but am recommitting myself for the final 2 weeks. Hopefully I'll still reach my goals! Good luck to you!

Chanda said...

I've discovered that trying to "find" time never happens. You have to "make" time for it. And it only takes a few minutes here and there throughout your day.

You can do it! Prove it to yourself these next two weeks!

Julie said...

I'm in the same boat as well but my last babies are both now almost 3. bummer is i am noticing the more weight i lose on my stomach the more wrinkly it gets because of all the stretch marks...oh well, can't have your cake and eat it too.

hang in there! thanks for posting, it's great encouragement to know i'm not the only one. :)

enithhernandez said...

I know exactly what you are going through. It's hard to fully commit when other people rely on you, like family. you can recommit! you can do it!

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

You've just got to make it a priority .... I have 4 children, 3 of those are ages 3 and under .... you have to be creative. I've figured out that getting up first thing in the morning works for me.
You can do it .... for you, and your baby!