I am coming to the end of my first week back at training and being conscious of my eating and I have realised that I need to be realistic about what I can do with a 6 week old exclusively breastfed baby to look after. I am currently typing this post one handed while supporting my sleeping babe with the other.
Last week I set my current goals and this included 3 sessions of high intensity training – I did not get a chance to do one session and I am pleased about this for two reasons. Firstly, I am not anywhere near as fit as I was when I competed and doing four weights sessions and three 3-mile walks was enough for the first week. Secondly, I realised that I need something to add in to my routine once the weight loss has plateaued.
side note…….this post was started on a Friday and completed on the Sunday…..babies sure know how to keep you busy.
I took my stats yesterday and am pleased to say I lost roughly 3lbs in the first week and 1 inch from my waist. The first week back was tough and taught me that I need to be adaptable. Last year when I trained I was able to be very selfish about my time and simply book out blocks in the day for training and food preparation. Now with becoming a parent I have had to be ready to do my weights session when possible i.e. when someone else can cuddle my little girl or when she is asleep.
My advice……be realistic about what you can actually do