I'm joking, but if you're new here, you may need a recap. For the past few years I was on my way to losing excess weight and I was closer to being within a healthy BMI. Before I got pregnant in December, I was 1 pound away from that goal. I had a variety of tools in My Weight Loss Toolbox. Exercising and eating well
I'll admit that it is hard not to let my guard down completely, to eat what I want, and veg out. I am in my second trimester, my energy has returned, and I want to make all around good choices for my health and the baby's health.
As far as activity, I am still going to that Zumba class by my house twice a week for an hour at a time. I've lowered my intensity significantly. I also plan to walk much more in the weeks to come. (Above is the picture of Addy pausing during today's walk to pick flowers). Swimming this summer sounds like a must, as well. I did a bit of yoga in the beginning of the pregnancy, but I didn't love it. I am open to activity suggestions if you have them!
As far as eating, I am still tracking what I eat. (You may remember I was on Weight Watchers, and soclose to goal weight and becoming a lifetime member). I find that tracking keeps me mindful of what I eat. I took my doctor's orders, and I've also personalized a plan on choosemyplate.gov. I am choosing my meals and snacks by checking off my daily requirements of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, protein, and liquids. For example, I ran to Target today to find some new workout pants (the old ones were getting kinda snug ;) before I went to pick up the girls from school. I wanted to grab a snack before I left. I looked at my food journal and realized that I was lacking protein for the day. I bypassed the small carrot cake calling my name, got a baggie of cashews and small container of pineapple (I shared with my walking companion, as well ;).
For the time being, like I said, I won't be attempting to lose weight at all, but I will update with any new activities, recipes, health tips, etc. related to pregnancy.
Want to know more about My Weight Loss Toolbox? Start here, and continue here.