As far as weight loss goes, I have stagnated post-partum. I feel like I look fine, one of the advantages of being tall, but I am not anywhere near my pre-pregnancy weight (which was probably a little larger than I would like to be anyways). I am not setting a certain weight goal because I do not necessarily know what my ideal weight would be. I am however hoping that I will soon be able to wear my pre-pregnancy pants and would like more overall tone. In order to reach this goal I have the next two months mapped out. First, I have become a "Shredder" as of today. I bought Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and baring no sickness hope to go 30 days straight. I have little goals set up for myself at the end of each 7 day week. This week, if I work out each day, I will be able to go buy some more workout clothes. The workout takes about 20 minutes which I figure is worth it for my overall health. However today was day 1 and the workout kicked my butt. Like Jillian says on the workout though...if I am looking for a 20 minute workout, I better be willing to make it count! After I complete the 30 day shred, I will continue doing level 3 about 2 or 3 times a week and I will be adding the Couch to 5K program for 3 days a week. I am exciting about getting back into running. When Matt and I were working in the food industry we could both run (and I don't mean jogging) a 5K no problem, now...not so much. I will try to keep things posted!
For eating healthy, Matt and I are both working on portion control, eating more lean meat, reducing sweets and treats, and eating more whole grains rather than wasteful carbs. We aren't cutting anything out of out eating choices completely, we are just limiting ourselves and trying to be good. Tonight we had a little bit of leftover tenderloin, whole grain rice pilaf, steamed broccoli, and salad. It was delicious and I feel pretty good about it! I have to be careful because I am still breast feeding (and would like to continue to do so) thus I cannot cut too many calories out of my diet. Any advice for healthy foods or recipes?
For general healthy living (besides diet and exercise) I would like to floss more regularly. The only teeny tiny cavities I have ever had were in between my teeth, thus I need to make sure to greatly reduce the chances of getting more. We also have invested in the Colgate SpinBrush ($6.99 at Target) to help us more efficiently brush our little teeth! I can't think of any other general healthy living options...any ideas?
For organization I have a tendency to be organized in spurts or when someone outside of the family will see the organization. I am great about it at work (and spent most of my 4 days back at work "fixing" everything that was "wrong" whenever I was gone), but not so great about it at home. I will, when able to, be spending 20 minute spurts of cleaning and organizing. My hope is that by summer, everything will have a place in the home, that we will purge out items we do not need, and that the extra bedroom will be exactly that and not a dumping ground.
So that is my resolution/goals for the short/mid term. I hope I can stay dedicated to these and be the me I would like to be!!!