I know, I know I have written this post or something similar 3 times now but this time I am going to do it. I am going to crack down on the exercise. I actually did 25 minutes already!
I had my 24 week midwife appt on Tuesday. Everything is great, blood pressure was 110/60 and my fundal height was 26cm which I thought was funny because I have been feeling small. My midwife thinks my weight gain has been amazing. I am pretty happy with it but I know it is really due to luck than actual work. In my mind I started this pregnancy at 205 but according to my 12 week appt I started at 199. And this week's weight was 208 so that is a 9lb gain. I am really trying to only gain 15, not that I will be upset with more. With the last two pregnancies I have gotten up to 225-230lbs so I know I can get back to 200lb. I just want to do better this time especially since I seem to be unable to lose weight while nursing and as much as I hate the number on the scale I am pretty comfy for now at 200lbs.
So I am going to really focus on exercising and I know the food will come from there. My goal is to do a minimun of 20 minutes a day and hopefully work up to an hour. I set up at custom workout on the wii to focus on toning and specifically squats. Check this post out here for why I am focusing on squats which I will get into later. I like the wii because I can do it while the girls play and it is cute to see them join me. Zoe is really good at squats. Then I want to do 20 minutes on the treadmill or out walking.
I hope I can stick to my plan but I am going to bribe myself because it is a great motivator for myself. I have just joined an online book club and my bribe for this week is I can not buy the book until I have completed 7 days of exercise. Wish me luck!