Three (3!) Things Thursday – Healthy Living!

Sorry about missing baby update Wednesday. We were busy exercising and hanging out and I didn’t have time to blog.

Here’s a picture to tide you over to next week:

Welcome to the gun show

Alvie is showing off the benefits of a consistent workout program.

 

AND NOW – Three Things!

1. Sleeping. Alvie has started to sleep 7+ hours at a time, completely skipping the 11pm-midnight feeding.  This is awesome. The only thing that would be more awesome is if he would do the 11 pm feeding & skip the next one. BUT – I have no real complaints, as getting up once in the middle of the night is not so bad. I usually have to pee anyways (I drink a LOT of water). (Also – having to only pee ONCE in the night is so fantastic – I never thought that would be something I’d appreciate this much.) I am a little more tired than I was a year ago at this time, but much better rested than I was in the last three months of my pregnancy. I am consistently getting 7 hours/night of good sleep.

2. Exercise. I am loving the P90X – and in fact will soon be heading downstairs for day 4 (Yoga! Yay!) of the program. I haven’t lost any weight since last week (today is official weigh in day, and although I weigh less than I did on Monday when I recorded my start weight for the program, it turns out I weight the same as I did last Thursday), which is a bummer, because seriously? I’m only 30 lbs down from my pre-Alvie birth weight and I’m stalling out already? I thought I’d get closer to my pre-pregnancy weight before plateauing. And, in all honesty, since I want to lose more after getting to my pre-pregnancy weight, secretly I was hoping to drop down to that weight easily and then having to work a little more for the extra. My body does not like to lose weight though. It holds onto every pound as if it was the last. Weight loss is a huge, huge struggle for me and always has been. However, I lost ~70 lbs before, none of which were pregnancy-related, so I can do it again.

3. Food. In addition to being better rested than I anticipated, I am not nearly as hungry. In fact, I struggle to meet my minimum caloric intake every day. Mostly what I want is salads and meat. So I’ve been eating a lot of meat salad (that sounds gross, doesn’t it?). After we return from our weekend roadtrip (first road trip and first hotel stay for Alvie!), I am going to cook up a steak every week, cut it into strips and have steak salads for lunch. I also need to find a good place to buy some tuna steaks so I can have Tuna Niçoise salad a couple times a week. I am eating so many greens! However, since fish is scary, I never buy it and would welcome a recommendation on where to get some really good fish.

Overall – even though the weight is not dropping off at the rate I’d like, I am feeling much better. My fitness levels have a long ways to go before they’re back to pre-pregnancy (and, in all honesty, what I want is my 2009 fitness levels back – see photo on the last post), but I’m making progress!

 

Post P90X Plyo workout on Tuesday

3 responses to “Three (3!) Things Thursday – Healthy Living!

  1. You’re doing things the smart and healthy way and you will get there. You are the most determined and goal oriented person I know. I have no doubt that you’ll surpass your 2009 levels!

    I am hoping for a full on P90X post when you have time to do a recap. I’m curious. I know a lot of bloggers I read use it for their strength training.

  2. Sounds like you are doing great! You will get to your goal for sure.
    I like uwajimaya for fish– very fresh, sushi grade. It’s in Beaverton though. Nw 21 market has good fish but it’s much more expensive.

  3. I’ve heard from several moms that while nursing, their bodies just wanted to hold on to the extra fat cells. It sounds like your doing everything right so hang tight. Plus, your just getting back to working out regularly so I imagine your body needs to figure itself out a little. Don’t you love P90X. The ab rippers were my favorite workout (I never did the yoga dvd). Such a good intense routine. I hope you enjoy it an stick with it long enough to see results. It really benefited my running too.

    Love that Alvie is such a good little sleeper for you. Gives me hope to offset all the doomsday people and their “just waits” 🙂