Back on track and staying there
My daughter is 9 months old as of yesterday. 9 months. I can’t believe how all this time has passed away so fast. She is crawling now real fast, standing up holding on to stuff, waving her hand, dancing to every music, babbling, hugging and laughing at people. Life is hard at times (when she is sick and noone around to give a hand) but it is exceptionally beautiful. I’m nothing but grateful.
Healthwise, I feel good. Much better than the past years. I swear by weight/cardio training 3 times a week, no matter what. I cook very often and don’t indulge too much. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I lost my sweet tooth. Incredible, I know. I don’t crave ordering treats when I’m out because I don’t like their flavor anymore, most is too sugary. At times, I fight with addictions, things that I was used to eating but things I dont really like anymore. I ate ice cream at mom’s yesterday. She asked if I wanted to and I said yes because I have always liked ice cream. But I don’t like it that much anymore. When eating it, I tried to be conscious about it and I was aware I didn’t like it when I was eating it. It was a small cup anyway. And when my husband asked for a second cup, I didn’t take it. That is an obvious win from my side. Not only refuising the second cup but also and more important, being aware of my addictions and tastes.
Once in a while, I bake a cake at home which has 1/3 of the sugar in the recipe and treat myself a nice slice. I try to eat raw everyday at least once and I’m not bad at it.
My weight has been so up and down the last 2 years. First I lost 4 kg, then I was pregnant and gained 15+ kg, then I gave birth and lost some and then I was madly hungry when nursing and put on some more.
Finally last month I began watching what I ate (portion control) and I lost 4 kgs. I need to lose 10 kg more to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I am in no rush, no stress.
I am happy where I am. I am getting stronger and I love it. Yesterday I did deadlift with 50 kg, 7 reps. Lying dumbbell press with 10kgs each, 11 reps, 5 sets. Lovely even to think about it.
I will be running a 7K next month so I’ll start training for it.
I do yoga after my workouts, instead of strecthing but I would love to dedicate more and special time for yoga. It heals me and it makes me stronger. That is this month’s goal too. More running and more yoga.