I'm not writing this to brag... okay, maybe a teeny bit, because I'm so excited. Mainly because this doesn't come easy to me. But... this morning I stepped on the scale and...
10 pounds UNDER my pre-preg weight... aka... my goal weight.
Yes, you read that right. I remember after Jude was born I was thinking it would take 6 months to get back to my pre-preg weight. Well, that took 2 months. 2 months later I dropped an additional 10lbs. I am SO happy. I feel like I always have one eye on the scale, because if I don't, it seriously tends to creep rather quickly! It feels so nice to wear jeans that I haven't fit in in 2 years.
What have I done? I attribute it to breastfeeding and focusing on eating clean and natural. I am not counting calories (stopped about 2 months ago), but eating lots and lots of veggies... and not many processed foods. The CSA we joined has been a huge help. I wonder if being dairy-free for the past 2 months has helped as well?
Who knows. I just know I feel good and healthy. I feel so much better when I am putting good nutritious food in my body. The next step? Exercise. I walk most days with Jude (I estimate about 2-3 miles each day), but I need to get back on the yoga wagon. I remember feeling so strong when I was doing yoga daily. I found yogadownload.com and it is my new favorite for exercising. Perhaps that will be my August goal. Getting one step closer to an all-around healthy lifestyle. And perhaps a new goal weight to keep up the motivation. :-)