Quick Update

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Hey all!

Wow, I cannot believe that I haven’t blogged since November last year! Life got pretty busy with the holidays and then Baby B was sick the beginning of 2017, so I just now feel like I’m starting to get things together.

Whatever that means. Ha!

I’m back on track with Weight Watchers and lost 6 pounds in the month of January to bring me to a total of over 20 pounds! I’m pretty happy with that and feeling great getting back into the groove of tracking what I’m eating.

I also started a new Jillian Michaels DVD challenge. I got Bodyshred for Christmas and just started week 2! In my first week I lost over 4 inches. (!!) The workouts are anything but easy for me right now, but I’m modifying when needed. Again, it feels great to be moving more.

Baby B is doing awesome as well! She’s now 7 months old and never sits still. She’s rolling all over and is trying to figure out the whole crawling thing. It is so neat to watch her learn new things, like fake coughing. Lol.

We’ve also started her on solids, which has been such a fun experience. We decided to do Baby Led Weaning with her (I plan on writing an entire post about this) as opposed to purees. Our girl loves her some hummus, pickles, avocado toast, and an assortment of other things. Here’s to hoping she continues to love whatever we put in front of her!

Mr. B is doing well too. He just returned from a trip out to Colorado for his 30th birthday. He also got a new job within the last 6 months, which has been great! We have benefits again and it is much closer to home. Yay!

All in all, things are wonderful over here in Not On a Diet land. I’m working on figuring out where I want this blog to go and bringing you all worthwhile content. I miss chatting with you all on the regular.

So, 2017 is the year I get back to blogging!

How are you all doing?
What are you hoping to get back to in 2017?

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November Coffee Date

Oh my goodness, how long has it been since our last chat over coffee? Too long! Life has gotten so busy now with Baby B, that I barely have time to shower some days.

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Let’s grab and cup and catch up!

How have you been lately? Like I said, life is pretty busy with the little one. It is hard to believe that she is 4 months old already. I completely understand what they say about time going so quick! She has changed so much and I love seeing her little personality shine through. She’s laughing and jabbering away. Such a little joy to have around, even when she doesn’t want to fall asleep.

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I can’t wait to see how she continues to learn new things over the next few months. Christmas is going to be so much fun with her! We’ve already started to get her a few things to have under the tree. Our biggest debate though is whether to get her a ball pit or a teepee. Haha.

Have you started any Christmas shopping yet?

I can’t quite wrap my head around it being the holiday season already! The weather has been super great here lately and it just doesn’t feel quite like November. Not that I’m complaining, it has given Baby B and I plenty of opportunities to get outside and walk. She loves riding in the stroller and I love it because she usually falls asleep without a fuss!

Getting back to exercise has been really good. And as much as I love walking, I’m ready to spice it up. I’m thinking a good ol’ Jillian Michaels challenge is to be tackled. My body is craving different movement and some strength training.

What are you doing for your workouts lately?

Along with getting back to exercise, I’m trying to do more things for me. It’s hard when you’re a mom to get a few moments for yourself. Usually it is after she goes to bed for the night and I just want to veg out in front of the TV with Mr. B. So, I’m trying to use that time to knit (something for Baby B) and read. I would like to get back into blogging more as well, but it has been a struggle. I sometimes just don’t know what to write about or what anyone would like to read about.

What would you like me to chat about on my blog?

Oh look at that, Baby B is starting to wake up from her nap. I love that we could take a moment and catch up before all the holiday craziness! I hope that we can do it again soon!

Mama’s Getting Her Groove Back

Oh hello there! It has been a hot minute since I last posted anything.

I guess you could say I have been a little busy. 😉 We’re 2 months into this whole parenting adventure and I must say while at times it’s messy, it is pretty darn incredible.

I mean, look at her….

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Gah, so crazy in love with this cutie! How could you not be? 😉

Since we’re 2 months in, I’ve decided that it is time for be to get back on track with Weight Watchers. It’s amazing what 9 months off plan can do to you. While I’m amazed with my body and what it created, I’m more than ready to start losing much of the weight I gained.

It wasn’t easy to come to this decision as I have read in several places that losing weight and exercise can tank your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a total challenge for us (that’s another post for another day) with my supply already being super low. (And yes, you name it, I’ve tried it.) I wasn’t sure if I wanted to risk it dropping even more.

Then I thought about what was really important in Mayla’s life. Would she rather have breastmilk or have a mama who is happy and healthy. I mean, she really can’t communicate what she wants, so I’m going answer for her. I’m assuming she wants a mama who is happy and healthy. Besides, she really doesn’t care what she is being fed as long as someone feeds her. Isn’t that how we all are? 😉

So, for the past few weeks I have been following the Weight Watchers SmartPoints plan and have just begun to incorporate exercise again. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m really glad to be working on getting my groove back. Although that groove now is WAY different than before Mayla was born.

I’m learning how to meet my body where it is right now. Trying to remember that it isn’t the same as it was when I was 155 pounds and fit. Things have changed and I’m learning to find a new normal in all areas of our lives.

It’s a process and I’m more than happy to be figuring it all out. 🙂

What’s new in your world?