Last month I opened up about my insecurities with my postpartum body. Due to my fast metabolism, I have never had to live a healthy lifestyle… I was just thin. Well, for some women (me!), when you have a baby, you lose that incredible metabolism you took for granted your whole life and now you have to rethink e v e r y t h i n g.
I have taken baby steps at getting myself back on track to the body I will feel comfortable in, but it hasn’t helped that much. My confidence is still low, my insecurity is still high, and my anxiety is still getting the best of me. After a few pretty bad breakdowns and meeting a harsh reality, I decided enough is enough. I can’t keep living the way I was living pre-baby and expect my body to just go back to normal. So I made the choice to rethink how I live, what I eat, when I eat, how I spend my day, etc.
During my pregnancy, I gained 37 pounds. I am about 15/20 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight + some extra flab here and there from skin stretching. I don’t have a goal of when I want to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight – because let’s be real, I wanted my body back two months ago – so instead of setting a date, I am just going to create healthy habits that I stick to. I am not implementing anything too drastic, but I do want to challenge myself to make an actual change and that will definitely take some self-control.
My New Healthy Habits:
- Eating three meals + two snacks every day
- Not eating after 9pm
- Giving up soda – RIP Dr Pepper
- Not eating fast food
- Not eating junk food
- Going on a 1.5 mile walk four days a week (working up to every day)
- Drinking at least three bottles of water a day
I started implementing these new soon-to-be habits this morning. I weighed myself as soon as I woke up to give myself a solid baseline. The goal is to not weigh myself until the first of August. I want to give myself a month of sticking to these new healthy lifestyle changes before I check. Not constantly checking my weight will also help me remember that feeling confident and living healthy doesn’t just have to do with pounds, but with overall look and feel!
Do you have any healthy habits or routines that help you feel confident or lose weight?