Getting My Head Back in the Game

This is a great fit mom featured guest blog by Ashlee. She is a new mom who writes about her weight loss journey. Visit Ashlee’s blog,  A Step in the Right Direction, to read more about her and subscribe for updates.

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Hello, my name is Ashlee and I have a blog called A Step in the Right Direction. The blog is about my life as a wife, a new mom, and a girl trying to get healthy. Last July I started a weight loss journey that turned out to be a success. By the end of November I had lost 35 pounds, I had also found out that I was pregnant. I had Mason, my first child, on July 27th and it has been quite the adventure since then.Having a newborn is a whole new world for me, I was used to coming and going as I pleased now I have to consider eating schedules, diaper changes, extra bags to bring, etc. During my pregnancy I gained 40 pounds. I have lost 25 pounds already, but I have seemed to hit a plateau. I am ready to get back into my workout routine and my non-pregnant eating habits. I go back to work soon and I am trying to figure out how to fit it all in.

There was definitely a healing process after giving birth and I am finally starting to feel like myself again. I have been trying for roughly a week to get a walk in during the day. There are days that I can get on the treadmill while Mason sleeps and other days I have to get the stroller out and take him out for a little ride. To motivate myself even more I signed up for a 5k in October. For me, it helps to have a goal or something to work toward.

Improving my eating habits has been a little tougher for me. I am nervous to take Mason to the grocery store with me because I am afraid he may get fussy before I am done shopping. I am sure I will feel more confident in time. This makes it hard to have fresh fruit and vegetables in the fridge. I am learning that I have to be diligent about keeping healthy foods in the house and the junk food out of the house. I have noticed that if the fruits and veggies are already cut up I will be more likely to eat them. I try to keep cut up celery along with various fruits in the fridge. I must say that having Mason around does prevent me from over eating at meals; it seems he likes to wake up or fuss just as I am sitting down to eat something.

I honestly believe that my head is back in the game, it is just a different game now. It will be difficult for a while, but I am sure I will get used to being a parent. I will get used to fitting my workouts and preparing meals into my busy schedule. Follow my journey on my blog  and on Twitter @AshZ909.

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