OK, so I have come to realize that making time to exercise with an 8 week old baby and a 7 year old child….nearly impossible! I have no idea how moms do this! I can barely keep the house clean! Plus, no one tells you that you get so hungry you could eat an entire side of beef when you are nursing! I mean I seriously have never been this hungry in my entire life! NOW I remember how I gained 100 lbs after Alex was born.
So the answer to my problem is quality instead of quantity….which is a problem when I am craving sweets! I think I could drink a large chocolate shake from Jack’s every day. When I thought it over, I realized that I craved things like yogurt, chocolate milk, and ice cream when I nursed Alex. So my thought is that my body must be craving calcium and vitamin D. So, fat free yogurt with granola for breakfast, 1% milk, and calcium supplements to help get the thing my body needs. AND an occasional chocolate shake ;)
I, also found that I can drink a fruity protein shake in the morning with a cup of coffee when I don’t feel like yogurt. If I add 1 cup of 1% milk, I can get 33 grams of protein for less than 500 calories. That is a good way to get nutrients from fruits, get some calcium and vitamins in a quick, easy way. I can cook chicken breasts or lean meat one day a week, store them in the fridge and eat with a salad or some veggie and have a good, high protein lunch pretty easily.
Having my food situation under control will help immensely! The problem is that I WANT to exercise so badly! How can I get my body back in lean shape and lose weight if I can’t find time to exercise??? I want to have a clean, organized house. I want to spend time with my son and daughter and enjoy them now. I want to exercise and get healthier. Now how do I make ALL of these things happen??????? THIS is my current quandary. Stay tuned to see if I can find a reasonable resolution!