|September 2, 2014||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Post Baby Body, Postpartum|
Now that Bryn is nine months old and I shared how she is doing, it’s time for another body after baby post!
Body After Baby Measurements – 8 Months
Notice something in those numbers? Yup. I’m up a couple of pounds. Nothing to blame other than some pretty awful eating the month of August. I don’t know about you but when I am tired and stressed I tend to eat high fat foods and I made a couple trips too many to Chick-Fil-A. That is life.
I’ve been doing pretty good the last couple of weeks fitting in some solid weight sessions. My goals right now include building some solid muscle and I think I am on my way. I just bumped up my weights for bicep curls and lateral raises which is an awesome no-scale victory! PiYo is also REALLY helping my flexibility. I’ve been dealing with a painful SI joint in my right hip but my chiropractor is working his magic and it’s starting to feel better Running has taken a back-seat but hopefully with cooler weather my love for it will come back. I have minimal motivation to run in summer because it’s HOT and I am a wimp.
On the note of eating, obviously I can improve. Less for the scale and more for ME. I eat junk when I’m tired but eating junk makes me MORE tired. I am planning a FREE clean eating challenge in September. Would you be interested?? I am trying to get myself back on track over my break and would love some of you to join me! Leave me a comment or shoot me an email at foodfitnessandfamily @ gmail . com if you want in! We all need a do-over and this is mine I am going to need all the energy in the world going into a tough 4th quarter ha.
Overall I am feeling really good. I don’t define myself by the scale and merely use it as a tracking tool since I like numbers. Right now I am more focused on FEELING good and that’s why I need to improve my eating habits and make sure to fit in exercise. I am at my best when I am eating right and moving more and PA school definitely makes that a challenge. My 3-week break is going to be SO good for a number of reasons – more time for my family and more time to focus on me! It’s all about that HARMONY instead of balance! Thanks Carla for teaching me that
|September 1, 2014||7-9 Months, Bryn|
Well friends …. it’s official. Bryn is 75% through her first year and I am in major denial. I keep having to remind myself that she is closer to a toddler than newborn because I simply can’t believe it. Here’s what Bryn is up to at 9 months old. Grow, Baby, Grow! Bryn had her […] more
|August 25, 2014||Parenthood|
Ready for some coffee talk this Monday? Good. Me too. I feel like I have to address the topic of “balance” and how I feel about it. I feel like balance is a sparkly unicorn that we desperately hope exists but is really and truly a figment of our imagination. One source defines balance as an even […] more
|August 18, 2014||Family|
Another Monday is here meaning another weekend has come and gone. I am entering into the last few weeks of my quarter so I enjoyed one last weekend before the chaos sets in. We spent our weekend trying to help Em through potty-training. So on Thursday I went to Toys-R-Us for some rewards. While I […] more
|August 14, 2014||Recipes, Sponsored|
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by French’s Natural Mustard. I am a huge fan of Panera’s tuna salad sandwiches. Like a HUGE fan. However, I can’t get over how much mayonnaise that’s on there! While it’s a nice indulgence every once in awhile I try not to make a habit of eating that much […] more