I have to be honest for you, for a healthy living blogger I feel I’m failing big time. I know some of you have been wanting to know how things with my nutrition coach have been going and what my meal plan has been like. I got a two week meal plan with more than enough cheat meals, it’s easy to follow and I should have great success with it. But I’m not. Now that I’m back at work and Liam is spending nights with his dad, I feel like my life is more chaotic than ever. I don’t always make it to the grocery store when I run out of things for my meals. I don’t always have time to prep my meals. I end up booking appointments at lunch and forgetting to bring my lunch. I’m just doing a terrible job at planning and my eating has gone out the window.
I also had these grand plans of hitting the gym 5 days a week since I have lunch breaks to go sweat it out. But the reality is that my lunch breaks are full of appointments, lunch dates with friends I don’t get to see and I’ve hardly made it to the gym at all. This isn’t to say I eat like crap every day and never work out. I try to stick to my meals as much as I can and I still aim for at least two days of Crossfit a week. But over the past year, this hasn’t brought me the results I want to see. I know that if I eat cleaner and workout harder I would have a better chance of getting closer to my pre-baby body. I still have a long way to go to get there.
But I was inspired by Katy Widrick to celebrate what my body has done the last year instead of picking apart everything I don’t like about my new body (that seems like it’s here to stay).
– My body grew and nourished a perfect little boy for 10.5 months (damn overdue baby!)
– My body nearly made it through labor unmedicated, until I needed an emergency c-section.
– My body healed from surgery without complication
– My body fed Liam for eleven months
– My arms carry my nearly 25 pound baby with ease
– My legs allow me to chase after my busy toddler, run 25km in obstacle races this past summer and deadlift almost 200 pounds.
– I have healthy skin, nearly perfect teeth, and long, healthy hair (even though I found my first grey last week)
Despite my c-section scar, stretch marks, a tummy that’s no longer flat, and being a couple pant sizes bigger, it’s amazing what my body was and is still capable of. I know that I will find my groove again. I’m getting my meal plan revamped, no more paleo, to make it a bit easier to manage. I will start making time to workout at home the nights I can’t make it to the gym. I will learn to love this body of mine even more.