Monday, August 4, 2014

Bat Fit Update #1

I set a few goals in the initial post here.  I have already started most of them.

  • Drink more water. 
  • Be accountable.
  • Eat home more. 
  • Exercise. 
  • Do Zumba at home. 
  • Use the MyFitnessPal app.

Drink more water.  I have cut down drinking soda A LOT.  Before I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, cherry coke was pretty much all I drank.  I stopped completely for a little while and then slowly started drinking it more often.  There is nothing good about soda.  I can't stand diet drinks at all so that is not an option.  The weird aftertaste from the sweetener in diet drinks is so gross to me.  It's hard to give up but I've managed to cut down.

Be accountable.  I'm posting this so that counts for being accountable.  I think I want to post pics and start a spreadsheet of some sort...  Hmmm..  Any ideas?  Anyone else tracking their weight loss?

Eat home more.  This isn't so hard since I'm still on maternity leave.  I think we had Arby's for lunch one day.  All my other meals are made at home.  Soon, I will like to start creating and posting healthy recipes...  Until then, just eating at home is a good goal.

Exercise.  I have used the elliptical twice.  I also started following Blogilates.  It's an amazing site.  Cassey Ho has tons of workout plans and videos.  I'm working my way through the beginner's workout calendar.  It's killer!

Do Zumba at home.  The DVDs won't play on my laptop.  I will have to use the PS3 which is not very convenient.  I haven't started that yet.  The one time I had it loaded up and ready to go, my newborn decided he was starving.  I didn't get another chance that day.  I'll have to work harder at finding the time.

Use the MyFitnessPal app.  I have been logging every day!  I'm very proud of myself for this.  It really puts my eating habits in perspective.  It also makes me rethink food decisions since it shows a calorie "balance".  After I registered, I know I'm allowed 1480 calories a day.  I am trying to figure out a way to cut down on calories.  I usually have one huge meal a day which doesn't leave me much to work with for other meals that day.

Here's one day for example -

Awesome omelet.  Nom nom


  1. Sounds like you're doing pretty well :) I used to follow the blogilates, it's really good, can't wait to start again. Plus you don't even have to leave the house :D

  2. I am severely out of shape. Blogilates is kicking my butt! Lol I can't wait to see results. I have a closet full of clothes I refuse to throw away. I can't wait to fit in them.

  3. I'm smiling with complete identification with the 'being accountable' statement. Here's me moping about today, so went for a 3 mile walk (good) and then fell face first into a mint aero & vanilla ice cream milkshake on the way home. Hmmmm!!

    Also total identification with having nice clothes in the wardrobe that I'm not wearing because they don't fit right. Let's keep going, we'll get there eventually.

    1. PS, I just saw that you've recently had your fourth baby - wow & congrats! And be gentle to yourself on the fitness side of things, that's gotta take it out of you.