This is not something I usually blog about.. truth be told this is not something I've really ever struggled with but since Milo was born weight loss has been at the forefront of my mind. I know that baby weight doesn't just melt away overnight and I was happy to let my body do it's thing and let it come off in it's own time but I'm on a deadline and nothing is happening. In just over a month we're going to Las Vegas for our honeymoon and in the past 4 weeks I have lost not one pound. None of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit me properly yet and I am not comfortable getting in a bikini right now. It might seem that I'm rushing something that will happen naturally but I don't intend to cover up by the pool so in order to feel confident on vacation something must be done.
I HATE the word "diet" and have never successfully been on one for more than a day. I have always had great metabolism and I am nervous that a crash diet for the sake of a week away will leave me in a position where I have to diet to maintain my weight. That aside I think that eating healthily and cutting out junk for the next 5 weeks along with my twice weekly Zumba sessions and daily walks with Milo could really speed things up.
Today I purchased my first ever set of bathroom scales to track my weight. I've never been a believer in them as I never cared what I weighed as long as I felt comfortable in my clothes but at this point I had to know... how much do I really weigh? I'm not saying I've never weighed myself, that would be ridiculous! I would bring out the scales at my parents from time to time and my weight over the past ten years has gone something like this..
16-18 7st 12lb
19-22 8st 4lb
23-25 8st 9lb
So I know that over time I've steadily gained weight but I maintain the same weight for long periods of time in between. The only thing that changes is my age and I think that as you get older you do just tend to retain more weight. So after having my second child I'm anticipating a natural increase and would be happy to settle and around 9st. I think I look my best at 8 but I'm just not willing to work for it. Right now I'm tipping the scale at somewhere around 10st 4lb. It's been 3 months since Milo was born and only 4 weeks since I've officially been able to exercise so I know these things take time and I may be asking for a miracle but fat or fit I'm going to be poolside in a bikini I'd just like to know I did all I could to feel good while I'm doing it.
So anyway.. I can't do a full on diet but I could follow a meal plan for a few weeks and this is kind of a tester post to see how many of you would be interested in following my progress. My friend Kat at StyleSoCoy has been doing something similar since new year and you could say I'm inspired! I will start tomorrow.. I know it's Thursday but why does a diet have to start on a Monday? so let's have a show of hands.. who wants to see my weigh in, meal plan, before and after bikini shots (tmi?) here and who thinks I should put it all over on my baby blog (it is baby weight after all)