So, when I started Simply Adorable Maya was around a year old and I was pretty much back down to my pre-baby weight. And now that she is almost 4, I'm back up to my (almost) right after baby weight. Not fun.
I blame my sewing machine. Totally. Especially these past few months. All I've been doing is sitting and sewing which does not burn many calories. And while I still fit in my clothes, they are quite snug. I need to lose a good 7 pounds.
So today I decided to participate in Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life Diet/Exercise tips. There are a ton of really great tips & ideas out there so you should check them out. Here is what works for me~
Body for Life
It's so simple- Eat combinations of lean protein and carbs together to help sustain blood glucose.
Snack Examples: low fat cottage cheese and apples; string cheese and low fat yogurt
For a full line up visit the Body for Life website by clicking here.
I love the dvd's... I can do them at home and there are various times from 30-50 minutes. You can find them for pretty cheap on Ebay. My favorites are Cardio Party 3 and Cardio Party Re-mix Live! They are a fun mix of kickboxing and dancing and really are a full body workout.
I don't do the Body 4 Life workout because I'm just not that dedicated... yet. I have done it in the past and it does work... amazingly well. If you are a gym person, you should give it a try.
My Calorie Counter Database Website
I usually kick start my routine by counting calories. For me, it helps remind me that every little think I put in my mouth counts. With 3 kids, it is super easy to eat off their plates and eat there snacks. I use the website my calorie counter- you can look up foods and count calories online. They will even track your weight and tell you how many you need, etc. I've found that I am more likely to eat something healthy that is already listed on my page because it is there. This helps keep me on track. After my habits have changed, I stop counting calories because I don't need to. I have a good idea of what I can eat and how much. You can also add exercise-- It does all the work for you. Click here to get set-up.
So that's it! So far I'm down 1 pound, hopefully I can keep it up somewhat :) I'll keep ya posted!