The shape of things.

I’ve made the decision to lose the rest of my ‘baby weight’.   Don’t laugh, but my oldest baby is going to turn eleven (11!!!) next week and I still haven’t lost the weight from his pregnancy.  Yes, I’m still calling it baby weight.

I’m not going to do anything too drastic.  The plan is to go back to a mostly Paleo/Primal diet with a few cheats.  I don’t give up cheese.  Not for anyone ever.  I’ll allow a few other things here and there, but I’m going to try hard to  eat clean.  Stay away from grains, stay away from refined sugars and the biggie.. I’m going to move my body more.

My exercise plan as it is now (it’ll change.. it always changes) is this:

  •  Sunday – Yoga
  • Monday – Zumba
  • Tuesday – Yoga
  • Wednesday – Zumba
  • Thursday Yoga
  • Friday – Zumba
  • Saturday – Rest (really farm work, but I don’t need to add working out to that)

Currently, I’m doing an hour of yoga, and 20 minutes of Zumba.  Next week, the Zuma gets bumped up to 40 minutes and then the following week, if I’m keeping up.. I’ll bump the Zumba up to 60 minutes.

I’m a work out at home kind of girl.  I’ve never found myself to be a joiner of groups and the gym is no exception.  My yoga practice is based out of this book.

It has very precise pictures of how a pose is done, and the muscle groups worked when doing the poses correctly.  I’ve tried yoga videos, yoga on the wii  (and even a class) but this book has been by far the best resource I’ve found.  Currently, I’m awaiting the next book in my yoga collection.  It’s in the mail now.  Hopefully, next week I’ll have a book review for it.

Now for the Zumba.  I just got the Zuma Rush game for the Kinect and that’s how I’m getting my cardio in.  So far, I’m liking it.  I’ve only done it a couple of times,  so I can’t say anything too definitively either way.

On the right of the blog under the count down for summer’s end, you’ll find a My Fitness Pal ticker.  I’ve committed to losing 27 pounds.  That would put me back at the same weight I was before I found out I was pregnant for the first time in my life.  I find weight to be a pretty arbitrary number when it comes to a person’s overall health and fitness, so I don’t usually let that be my guide.  I’m not striving to be what the BMI charts say I should weigh.

Feel free to look me up on My Fitness Pal.  I’m bewitchinglife there.

For now, I just want to get back to ground zero.  To have the weight of three pregnancies off of my frame and to build and keep some good habits concerning physical activity and nutrition that will stay with me.  This is more about changing who I am than, just working towards a goal.  I plan on being around for a long, long time and I want to be healthy.. and also comfortable in my skin.

They say the people who make goal are more successful.  They also say that the people who tell their goals with others are more successful still.  I just told all of you!

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7 Comments on “The shape of things.”

  1. So funny…just yesterday I committed myself to a regular yoga practice. I tried Zumba for the first time last Sunday. Quite a workout!

  2. Heather says:

    I hear you. I lost the weight after my third, but somehow it found me again. I have lost part of it, but still have more to go. I will eagerly follow allow with you.

  3. Ana says:

    I am rooting for you!!!! I am an “out of the closet” couch potato… lazy as you can find. I feel bored just by thinking about exercising. You go… and hey, you carried the baby, you delivered the baby, so baby weight it is!


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