I feel like I should post a picture of the baby or something. ha! I think I'll do that tomorrow. He'll be two weeks old.
I figured I should make a post now...while I'm still wide awake because I can't guarantee how I'll be feeling tonight. Last night, I laid down at eight at night and didn't awake until sometime after midnight.
This child of ours is exhausting me. He is constantly eating, which is great! But...I'm beginning to feel like...slightly suffocated. But sleep helps. Actually, from my experience, the first year with a newborn is usually the most challenging because they are so dependent on you. And, it's also a time when you are adjusting to caring for another person while trying to balance that care with your other responsibilities.
I think, all things considered, it's going well. I'm back to homeschooling, getting that done and developing more ideas to make things go even smoother.
Also, newborns present a special challenge for moms who want to work out at the gym...like me.
Yes, you all knew I would be wanting to hit the gym ASAP. But, it can be challenging, because I first have to pump breast milk before I go, and then hope that he doesn't cry too bad while I'm gone. Because often babies don't like breast milk in a bottle. Usually by the time I get to the gym, I'm feeling a little out of breath from all the histrionics I go through just to get there. But, what's amazing about being gone from baby, even for just an hour, is that I'm in a great mood when I come back and I feel even more love for him than before I left.
So, I may try to work out tonight, or tomorrow night. I want to fit in at least two arm work-outs this week. The leg work-out may have to wait until next week.
As for my diet...remember I said I'd start on Monday?
I've already lost four pounds. But, usually I will lose about five pounds in the first week and then I will lose nothing for about ten days. But by the end of ten weeks, the average will be about two pounds a week. Also, I may still be losing water weight from just having a baby. And, I am breastfeeding, which they say burns between 200 to 500 calories a day. It depend on how much breast milk the baby drinks. They say you burn about 20 calories per ounce that the baby eats.
Either way, losing that first five pounds is an encouragement to me to keep eating healthy.
I really appreciate you all visiting me and checking on me despite me not being able to check up on you. I hope to remedy that soon.
So, let's see...where does ten weeks take me...Monday, January 17...which is two days before my husband's birthday...and three days before my dad's birthday.
Can I do it again?
Can I lose twenty pounds in ten weeks again?
When I did it before, I was able to run from the beginning, but I can't run right now because my body isn't completely healed.
But I'm going to do my best!
Hope you all have a great day!