The past 3 weeks I've been very focussed on being "mommy", and now slowly but surely I want to incorporate some "me" time too, which is important in preserving my sanity, I think!
I'm constantly tired - big adjustment having to get used to interrupted sleep, I get, on average, a 3-hour stretch of sleep and thereafter a 2-hour stretch, and then it's time for the morning feed and school run routine. *yawn* I keep reminding myself that it will get better again, one day!
My biggest need, currently, (besides more sleep!!) is that I want to focus on starting to lose the pregnancy weight. I need to lose about 15kg.
My weight loss plan:
- Follow Paleo-style diet: No sugar, no starch, no grains, no dairy - with the exception of oats, cheese and brown rice. I want to aim for the 80/20 rule, so that I'm eating the Paleo way 80% of the time.
- Choose Paleo snacks: biltong, nuts, fruit.
- Go to the gym 3-4 times a week, and do 30-60 minutes of combined cardio and weight training.
- Do kettle bell exercises at home.
I really hope I'll be able to commit and follow through with this, I really dislike feeling like a squashed sausage, none of my winter clothes fit nicely, and I've set myself an ultimatum that at six months post pregnancy, I must pack away all maternity clothes!
I've started taking client appointments in the salon already - can't afford to give myself a longer maternity leave - I don't want to lose clients, and can't stand the fact that I have no money whatsoever coming in. Business is always quiet in the winter months, so won't have more than one or two clients per day. Sonja the domestic worker will look after Ella while I'm in the salon.
Another need I feel, is more quality time with Wyn, but at this stage with a newborn in the house, it's really difficult. We tend to try and get to bed as soon as we can after Ella's first night feed, to maximise our hours of sleep - I'm so aware of every minute I'm still awake is time I could have been sleeping - so we don't have our usual evening chill-out-together time like we always did. I know that in time, this will come right too, but I do want to focus on trying to steal some "us-time" here and there where we can.
All in all, I think I'm doing well with the adjustment of being a mommy to two princesses, and I know it's just going to get better and better.
Here's to shedding these kilo's!!