Sooooo.... After several months of NOT exercising (or blogging about it) I decided it's time to get moving again. My third pregnancy is officially over and even though I gained 43 pounds (behold my giant torpedo belly)
It was worth it to meet this little guy. Say Hello to Mr. Adorable.
He got here almost 4 weeks ago and I have to say, adjusting to 3 kids has been a kick in the pants! There is NEVER any down time. Okay, that's a lie since obviously there's time for me to be blogging right now. But that's only because the girls are plugged into a t.v. show and the baby is sleeping. (Oh and Taber is on paternity leave so yeah, I've got some back up) Seriously though, 3 kids feels like a lot more than 2. Good thing they are so cute.
With the girls I joined Weightwatchers to drop the baby weight since they have a program for nursing mothers. It worked great and I lost all the weight both times by about 4-5 months postpartum. So I'm sticking with what works and will attend my first WW meeting tomorrow night. I'm really excited to get back into good eating habits and eventually back into my regular clothes! (which I know won't be for awhile but still, something to look forward too.)
The only set back is that I've been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in my left foot. I went to a podiatrist and he says that the rapid weight gain from my pregnancy put a lot of pressure on my foot. On top of that my ligaments were already really lose because of pregnancy hormones and I never wore supportive shoes because the last thing I wanted to do was bend over my giant belly and tie my shoelaces, so all of that combined to produce this major BUMMER of an injury. The doctor says I can't even WALK on the treadmill, let alone run until we get it under control.
Soooo, that has been lame, because I'm feeling great and like I could definitely start walking again and maybe even jog but that's not going to happen for awhile. So my plan is to focus on eating healthy and focus on strength training things like push ups and arm bands and low key pilates videos to get some tone back in my muscles. It's going to be a long journey back to fitness, especially with my foot issues, but I will get back.