Unfortunately, not all of us have the leisure of dieting like health books. Kids, work, and otherwise filled schedules leave little energy for even a partner, let alone hitting the gym! What's a girl (or guy) to do??
|Me with my mom prior to|
Before I go any further, I want to remind everyone to talk to your doctor before beginning a dieting regime (because how could you possibly know what your body needs better than your doc, right?). Got it? Good. Now that that's out of the way, I'm not going to a doctor. Or counting calories. Or even counting pounds.
|And after pregnancy. A good 15 lbs left to go|
This time, I'm going to be using lots of easy to make quick meals. You know, the kind where you spend an hour in the kitchen once a week and you have breakfast for the next week. Muffin tin and hand pies are going to be heavy here, with protein substitutes like quinoa, beans, and nuts.
As for exercise, a half-hour of stretching/yoga or other simple routine everyday with an hour walk once a week. Easy enough to fit into a schedule.
I'll follow up with reviews and tweaks on those recipes and the exercise. Wish me luck on this journey!!