Wednesday, May 2, 2018

BBG Update + Wednesday Recap

Good morning!

Wyatt and I made a really quick trip to stagecoach on Sunday. Pretty random, but we had some friends stay with us over the weekend and they were so nice to offer us their last night. Wyatt was all about it. I'm more of the "spontaneous" one in the marriage and he kind of had to convince me. He's a huge Garth Brooks fan so I'm glad we got to see him. Plus, I really love one on one time with Wyatt. Since the beginning of the year we've made a very conscious effort to go on a date once a week, having two young babies can be all consuming (especially when they are as cute as ours are ;)) But now I'm thinking maybe 2 or 3 date nights a week is the way to go! haha! I'm still fighting the last of this cold I've had for almost 2 weeks. The kids are doing much better, thank goodness. Ruby Grace just got her first 2 teeth & I can barely handle the cuteness!

I wanted to give a little update of that workout program I've been doing. I talk a lot more of it on my instagram (@kristinacamillepadgett) but realized I have yet to mention on the blog. So, here it goes!

After I had Ruby I was REALLY out of shape. I gained 7 lbs more with her than I did with Emmett. My lower back killed all the time. I would go on walks and be winded from walking up just one hill. I had a really hard time listening to when my body was "full" as I was nursing Ruby. This was all so incredibly discouraging.

When I was about 6 weeks postpartum, my mother in law suggested weight watchers to get me back on track and aware of my body. I loved the idea so Wyatt and I decided to do it together. I've never done a diet in my life, so tracking felt weird to me. But, weight watchers worked well for the both of us. It helped me bring awareness to my portions and allowed me to enjoy healthier options (I used to HATE salads, now I crave them). On weight watchers I lost almost 30 lbs. But I quickly realized that I was still so weak. I have a very active toddler and my baby girl is getting more active by the day. I want to be able to keep up with them, and I also want more babies. But, my lack of strength showed me that all of that was going to be very difficult, without gaining some strength. Because I felt more confident in my food choices I just wanted to try a workout program I could stay consistent with for a long time. I've read a lot on how consistency is the most important thing while working out no matter what the program is so, I went on a hunt looking for something I could stick to long term. (I'll talk more about consistency in a post soon; it's basically changed my life lol)

After doing some research, and knowing what my body is capable of handling I decided on "the sweat app". It's something I knew I could easily work into my everyday lifestyle and could stay consistent with for years. The creators have many different programs that can help from postpartum to "no partum" haha! I am currently doing the postpartum program and I am in week 6. The first two weeks were relatively easy because I had started working out at home, but it's now starting to get harder. I'm enjoying the challenge! I am NOT on any "diet" plan because I'm working on being intuitive with my eating and I'm only choosing to weigh myself at the end of every 4 week period.

So far, I've lost 4 more lbs on the program. I'm 5 lbs shy of my pre-baby weight more like my marriage weight (I put on a couple more lbs after we got marries lol) & I'm officially back in my pre-baby jeans. But I'm actually really happy with where I'm at now. I'm less focused on the scale and more focused on my strength. I want to feel capable to do tasks with easy like I used to before I got pregnant and that is the ultimate goal for me. I'm debating how much to update here on my blog because this whole topic feels very vulnerable, but I'm also a pretty open book and love to help in anyway I can. So, if any of this interests or helps you let me know. :)  

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