Since I’ve given birth (you know, 13 months ago) I’ve been trying to get back into my old way of eating.
However this weekend did not go well. Imagine Augustus Glut from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory only as a 29-year old woman with a child and in a spiral of anxiety after recent events. Yeah, that was me this weekend.
Before I got pregnant, I tried really hard to eat healthy. I meticulously tracked every calorie I ate as well as the calories I burned from working out. I worked out about 4-6 times a week and really pushed myself with my workouts. I was my own Jillian Michaels.
Now that I have a kid? Not so much.
I told myself after I had Hermione that I needed to really watched what I ate. Not only so I could fit back into my old clothes (because I was too cheap to buy new clothes). I told myself I’d be sure to at least eat a fruit and veggie everyday and drink more water and less soda. Buuuut…. its not really going that way. Its more going this way:
I know I need to eat healthy so I can feel good. The better I feel and healthier I am, the better equipped I am to take care of Hermione. And it all sounds easy enough in theory. But actual execution? Not so much.
My meals have gone from actually sitting down and eating to: sitting down, seeing that Hermione dropped her cup, picking up the cup, getting her more puffs, spooning some more yogurt into her mouth, remembering that I have food, taking a small bite, and then repeating.
I used to love Lean Cuisines because they were so convenient. But now, I don’t have time to wait on a Lean Cuisine to cook!
I’ve found that I’m able to eat healthy if I keep easy to grab, healthy options around. Such as: bananas, berries (I love blueberries and raspberries), reduced sodium cheese sticks, and whole grain crackers.
There are still days when the healthiest thing I eat are the whole grain Gerber puffs, but I am trying!
What about you? How did you keep up a healthy lifestyle while also taking care of your little ones?