My baby is three months old! That went fast. She is so freaking awesome.
Sleeping a little better,
As for me.....I'm losing my hair by the handfuls, still mostly wearing yoga pants and Shane and I have yet to be on a date since Elise was born.
Or sleep in the same bed for that matter. (He snores. No way I'm letting him wake me or the baby up while she shares my room.)
But all that stuff will take care of it's self. Oh, except for one thing. I've got to lose this baby weight.
I'm doing ok with it I guess. I'm down 15 pounds from my last weigh-in before Elise was born. I had a pretty bad recovery so I expected it to be slow. But I really want to step things up now so that I don't lose ground during the holidays. I'm less concerned about pounds as fitting into my clothes again.
I've been reading some articles and blogs about long lasting weight loss. I know for sure I want to go the regular route of "Eat Less, Move More". But that's easier said than done with three kids, one being an infant. Some tips I've really liked are.....
1. Drink water like it's your job.
2. Find a work out you love to do and do it. (Zumba!)
3. Plan your weekly splurge and wait for it. (Pizza and salad buffet with my family.)
4. Eat protein every breakfast. (Greek yogurt with a little granola. Yum.)
5. Write down your food choices and figure out your patterns. (Snacking from 3-5)
6. REWARD YOURSELF with non food things.
I love this last one, because, well, it's fun. In fact, I'm going to reward myself for the work I've already done AND provide myself a nice goal to work towards.
I'm getting myself a pretty new dress in my pre-pregnancy size. My goal is to wear it for valentines day.
That gives me three months to get there. I'm pretty sure I can do it. But I'll have to really keep the holidays in check.
I really love vintage clothing with a classic feel. Of course vintage clothes run small, so I've found some nice Shabby Apple dresses that fit the bill. I tend to stick to what works, so I get a lot from this site :)
I like the high waisted look of the Zinger with the flattering arm length. Red heels and earrings would be very valentine appropriate. I'm not usually a bow gal, but it's in right now, so I'm willing to try it.
The El Capitan is so very tempting with it's (tummy hiding) peplum waist. That color is pretty fantastic.
But the Ruby Tuesday is something I could wear to everything.
What do you think?
Do you have any tips for weight loss after baby? How long did it take you guys to get back to your pre-baby weight?