I won’t lie I have been eating like a horse…and not a good way! Not counting macros, not even a little bit paleo, etc. I have not been consistent at the gym. 2 weeks into the new lifting program my shoulder got sore, I kept working out, then it wouldn’t go over head. My knee is jacked up for no particular reason (I suspect 4 months of nursing with my legs crossed under me) and I can’t squat well. I have gained weight; by no means my biggest but not my smallest. I am out of shape, I feel like crap, and that is reflective of my choices. I’ve also started a new job and spent some good time on the road, which means I haven’t planned correctly and eaten whatever.
That is pretty much how I feel. However, tomorrow is back to paleo. I am hopeful that I have my supply and supplements regulated enough for breastfeeding that we should be ok, so fingers crossed. Dairy has got to go. Gluten has got to go. I am hoping to go 100% paleo, but I can’t mess with my supply for it. My backup plan is a bit of gluten free bread. I am going to keep my macros at 40% carbs and make sure I get every bit of them in through veggies and fruit.
I also have to get my happy ass back to the gym consistently, because do you know what is easy? Excuses are easy. I can’t always go first thing in the morning anymore with my new work schedule. Little man no longer sleeps as much, or through dropping weights so its 98% impossible to be there alone with him and actually WOD. By 445 when others at the gym to help me I am exhausted or still at work. I am committing to at least 4 days a week at this point. If that means I need to drag my ass out of bed at 630 in the morning and go when the little dude is still asleep then so be it. And I HATE the morning.
I will be tracking EVERYTHING on MFP; feel free to follow me over there if you want to see what I am eating.
In other news I’ve taken a new job, still in sales and so far its rocking’ my sox! The little man is still little but finally made his way into the 1st percentile for weight at his 4 month appointment. He weighed in at a big 12lbs. The doc isn’t worried. He is thriving overall and is fabulous! He has the busiest schedule of any 4.5 month old I’ve met (read: we rotate who is watching him since hubs and I are both self employed these days). Its like a jig-saw puzzle of who is going to have him when. Don’t fret we’ve made him a google calendar. Thankfully, we have the most amazing nanny in all of the land!
We’ve also started giving him baby food. All paleo. All homemade. He is still getting 6 feedings a day of breast milk, and 2 feedings a day of baby food. So far he has had sweet potato, chicken, and avocado. Tomorrow we are going to give butternut squash a whirl. This week also holds carrots and spinach! We are mixing everything with olive oil to add some extra fat (problems I wish I had!). Ill do a whole post on baby food paleo style! He is pretty excited about it!
He has made best friends with Lady who is his protector! She is the most tolerant dog ever. A keeps yanking on her and she just sits with him patiently.
Thats what I’ve got for now! Posts coming this week on baby food, and an update on eating by the end of the week! Since little man is now going down for the night around 930/10 I have until midnight (when I pump) to do whatever I want! I am hoping to channel lots of that here, into food prep, and some relax time!