I am gaining weight way too fast for it to be “just baby weight”. I know that I have been slacking off on the exercise, because I don’t feel 100% and I am so tired that all I want to do is sleep. And I know that I’ve been eating a lot more than I normally do, because having a full belly is the only way I
don’t throw up feel good. Add the holidays to the mix and my cravings for carbs and fats, and it’s been a complete disaster. I want to post a picture to show you how big I am already at only ten stinkin’ weeks, but I just don’t have the guts.
I’ve decided that I need to stop focusing on the weight gain and unhealthy choices I’m making and focus instead on eating healthy for myself and the baby. Starting today, I am basically following the Abs Diet but making sure I’m eating enough calories for the baby. I’m not trying to lose weight (duh, that would be impossible!), I am just trying to pick the right foods.
So today is Day 1 (and yes, I know that it’s already the 4th of January, but tardiness and procrastination have become part of my life recently). The diet plan is easy to follow, I’ve had success with it in the past, and it just makes sense. You eat six small portions of healthy foods with one cheat meal a week. You exercise, focusing mostly on weight training and interval spurts of cardio. I’m not even going to attempt exercising until I hit the 12 week mark, hoping that that will be the point I feel “up to it”.
A typical day in the diet will be:
Breakfast: Kashi GoLean Crunch with soymilk
Snack: Berries and a cheese stick
Lunch: Sandwich on whole wheat bread with veggies
Snack: Apple with Almond Butter
Dinner: Chicken/Fish and Veggies or another small healthy meal
Snack: Greek yogurt, frozen fruit and milk smoothie
Plus, I’ll be drinking green tea, decaf iced tea, and lots of water.
It all adds up to about 1800 calories a day (1500 for me and 300 for the baby) and it seems do-able, so let’s see how long it lasts! Anybody want to join in?