Weight Loss is CONFUSING!

So I have spent the last year and a half trying to reshape my body and while I have made tons of progress I am ready to quit starting over and trying new things. I am ready to get to my happy place and just maintain and continue to build muscle.

So after tons and tons of research I have come up with a plan I plan to follow for the next 3 weeks and most likely after we return from vacation.

My TDEE is somewhere between 1950 and 2050 so in order to create a 500 calorie deficit each day (1 lb=3500 calories so this should amount to a 1lb per week loss) I plan to aim for 1400-1500 calories a day.

To do this I am planning to eat a 200 cal breakfast, 400 cal lunch, 400 cal dinner, and two 200 cal snacks. I’ve decided not to be too strict on this so that it doesn’t get old and becomes more of a lifestyle than a diet.

I am also planning to drink 60-100 oz of water each day and take my multivitamin, fiber, fish oil, and probiotic with breakfast or lunch each day.

I would like to stay around 30% protein, 45% carbs, and 25% fat and limit my sodium, sugar, fast food, soda and alcohol.
I would love to limit coffee but being a mommy to three little ones requires a good amount of coffee these days!

I will be using my fitbit and myfitnesspal along with a spiral notebook turned fitness journal to keep track of my progress and will be doing various crunchless ab excercises and running with C210K for my daily exercise.

Really hoping I have it right this time! Wish me luck!

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I Am Woman Wednesday – Reshaping The Mom Bod Progress

What better way to start I Am Woman Wednesday than with a look back at how far I have come in a year?!?

We took family pictures on Easter and it had me browsing back through past photos. I stumbled across our first family pictures after my son was born (he was about 10 weeks old). They were takenĀ almost exactly a year ago so I had to do a side by side. Keep in mind that I wasn’t even 3 months postpartum yet and that my progress has been a combination of diet and exercise along with 14 months of breastfeeding and now three weeks of plexus. Just seeing the progress has given me new motivation to keep going and get to my goal body so I had to share! Even when you think you aren’t getting anywhere . . . you are!

 

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And because I Am Woman Wednesday is about being a strong woman, I am coming back from an injury this week and feel super excited to say that I have gotten 3 miles in this week so far after two weeks of taking it easy! My goal is to do my next 5k (in less than two weeks) in 30 minutes so I am working on getting a 10 min mile down. Yesterday I was able to do a mile in 11 min 30 sec on the treadmill so I will keep working hard and pushing for it!