Ok, Ok, so I haven’t been keeping up with the Fitness Regime and haven’t even fired up the Wii Fit since my original post! I dread being scolded by a computer game – I feel like a naughty schoolgirl, a feeling I usually reserve for trips to the dentist. In addition to that, the controllers need batteries and I keep forgetting to buy them and I’m pretty sure the controllers are hiding at the bottom of the pile of stuff Hubby keeps stuffing under the stairs…….. Anyway, I digress ……The first week started well and I was walking at least 2 miles each day. This doesn’t really sound much but when you have an unwilling toddler, it is quite an achievement. The unusually hot weather at the end of September, beginning of October was a real help.
I found this website …. http://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/RoutePlanner where you can plot your run (as if!) and it tells you how far you have been which is really useful.
There is approx 2,000 steps in a mile so if you walk the recommended 10,000, that’s 5 miles a day. As I was walking an extra 2 miles, I was surely reaching if not exceeding this recommendation but since I didn’t have a pedometer, I couldn’t be sure. Not wanting to spend money in my quest for fitness, I have no way of telling how far I actually walked each day although I did try to find free pedometers online but to no avail.
In addition to walking more, we have vowed not to eat any goodies which haven’t been made by me which is turning out to be quite a good little rule. It’s encouraged me to bake cookies and cakes a few times a week and kept the ever-increasing food bill down. I also find baking quite therapeutic and am looking forward to some new utensils for my birthday (so any suggestions regarding good non-electric baking utensils are very welcome). Boo loves helping with the mixing and eating so its nice for him too. I always feel baking promotes love and warmth for some reason and would like to think we are making happy memories together.
Now the weather has become distinctly more wintry and wet, the walking is going to become a little more difficult to keep up with so I still intend to get the Wii Fit out at some point and Boo, Chubs and I LOVE dancing around the living room every day so that must be helping.
The outcome of these little changes have actually made a difference so far and I can now proudly fit into all of my jeans. I have been wearing them since Chubs was born but with the zip and buttons open under my bump bands (find in New Look, Next, H&M etc and are great for covering your tum when Breastfeeding). Now the buttons do up fairly easily. I have also noticed less ‘wobble’ as I’m walking – before having children the concept of muffin tops and love handles were completely alien to me! I’m definitely happier now I fit into more clothes and feel healthier in myself. As Chubs is now 6 months old, it looks like the fat stored during pregnancy to help with breastfeeding is on its way and I know that if I want to lose anymore, I should keep up with the healthy eating and exercise.
The upshot of all this is that I am currently happy with the way things are going and my curves are much more defined than they were. Until I eventually get the Wii Fit out, I’m not planning to weigh myself and to be honest, I can’t actually remember what I weighed pre-pregnancy!