I have a slight confession to make.
My midwife cleared my for light exercise (ie, walking) two weeks ago. Today was the first day that I took advantage of that.
Excuse #1 - I was sick
Excuse #2 - It was the holidays.
Excuse #3 - I didn't want to miss out on time with Little Miss
Yesterday I couldn't think of any more excuses, so I carted Ina down to the basement in her rocker and walked 3 miles in 45 minutes while catching up on FaceBook and my blogs.
Ina slept the entire time. If she can sleep for 45 minutes while I am on the treadmill everyday, we just might be a match made in heaven.
As I have not so much as walked for 5 minutes since I was about 25 weeks pregnant, walking 3 miles was quite the workout. I was a sweaty mess at the end. Although I didn't exactly get a runner's high, I did feel great at the end. Today, I am feeling slightly less great, because I am sore.
Yesterday I also started Weight Watchers again and much to my surprise, I am allowed 48 points a day!
That is insane. I knew that nursing moms were given more points, but had no idea it was that many. Just to compare, before I was nursing, I had 48 points on days that I ran 8 miles. So, to me that means that calorie-wise, nursing a baby is equivalent to running 8 miles a day. EIGHT MILES. No wonder why I have been ravenous the past month.
My first WW meal was an instant success.
Although I thought 48 points was a lot, I had absolutely no problem eating them. Here is the breakdown - picture style.
Breakfast -hot apple quinoa breakfast bowl using *this recipe*
Dinner: chicken parmesan muffins using *this recipe*
I am off to my first meeting. I am weirdly looking forward to it. Have a great day!