This is my Mamavation post for Monday, November 15, 2010.
How was your week last week? Did your drink your water? Get your beauty sleep? And eat your 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies? (Remember: fruit and veggies are chock full of fiber!).
I have been drinking water like it’s going out of style! On November 4th, the day we brought Amber home, hubby stopped off at the Water Depot and filled our two 18L water bottles up. That’s 36L of water… Guess what? They’re EMPTY!! Now I have had some help – we’ve had visitors here almost every day, but the majority of it was drank by me – I’m going to guess that I now drink 2L/day!
My diet (and I mean that in the food that I eat every day kind of way, not the I’m trying to lose weight kind of way), has been improving – my last week of pregnancy I was so uncomfy that I kept turning to my comfort foods – muffins, cookies, chocolate, cereal (all sweet things). Now that I can *see* who I’m nourishing, I’m more motivated to eat my fruits & veggies. I’ve stocked up the whole fridge with great food!
Exercise… I kind of got in trouble from my midwife on Tuesday & on Friday… You see, I walk to my oldest daughter’s school to pick her up each day, which is close to 3k round trip. I’m supposed to be resting – the thing is, for me that IS resting. I know I should listen, but I really need that walk and the fresh air for my brain/mood. Besides, next week they’re calling for some snow here, so my walking days will very soon be limited by the weather.
Weight… I brought this up last week ’cause I was totally shocked at my post-natal weight. You see, after my last two pregnancies I came home and only weighed 10lbs less than before giving birth. This time, not only did I gain a more healthy amount of weight, but I came home weighing 15lbs less! I now weigh less than I did last Christmas I won’t be weighing myself again until 6 weeks post-partum, because in these early stages my job is to eat lots to make all of Amber’s milkies.
Amber… is doing AH-MAZING! She`s growing like a weed and no longer has jaundice
Have a great week everyone!!
Fitness Tip of The Day: Exercise at home. You’ll be more inclined to follow-through on your exercise commitment if you don’t have to drive somewhere to do your workout. Plus, you won’t waste any time on driving, parking, the locker room or waiting to use equipment. Working out at home requires very little equipment (even can be equipment-free) and is quite inexpensive.