I haven’t talked a lot about this here, but I’ve thrown my back out twice since having A. And I’m not talking little pull, I’m talking trip to the physical therapist with intense therapy and take home exercises. The last time, she suggested I sharply increase my cardio and ab work, and after month of healing and increasing my fitness level, I bought T25 and spent last week doing a week of the modified program. As such, I’m going to call this week my first week, and I’m hoping to chronicle my progress here, along with a series I’m going to call We Eat/She Eats because introducing a tiny person to solids is so much more time consuming than I expected.
Goals for the Week:
Cut out some of the sugar. Jason has an extremely active job. He burns calories like a machine, so he can get away with eating a lot of things that I shouldn’t (and can’t). As such, I do a lot of baking for him. Baking that I sometimes sample with my morning coffee. This week, I’m trying to cut back and focus on natural sugars: fruits & veggies, using a square or two of dark chocolate for dessert.
I’m also hoping to get back to drinking water like I was before we went on vacation (for me that’s somewhere in the range of 100 – 120 ounces a day), which I desperately need to keep hydrated while nursing A in this very warm weather.
Complete Week One of T25 using only the modifications necessary to protect my back. So far, so good – I wrapped up day one at 5:15 a.m.
We Eat/She Eats – Week One
Disclaimer: I’m NOT a doctor or dietician. A is still primarily breastfed, and we’re feeding her along the guidelines of our pediatrician. She has done purees successfully but now wants finger foods, so that’s where we are — tiny bite sized bits that she scoops up with great abandon.
A few notes. We typically eat local, hormone and antibiotic free meat (much of the chicken we raise ourselves). Veggies at this time of year come from the grocery store, but are slowly being supplemented by our garden produce. Beyond that, while Jason & I don’t eat a totally organic diet, we do the best we can to ensure that what Amelia eats is as safe and pesticide free as possible.
We Eat: Pre-Baked BBQ Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce, Boiled Sweet Potatoes, & Peas
She Eats: Bits of Chicken, Mashed Sweetie Potatoes (Sweetie Potatoes are sweet potatoes pureed with breast milk and served in little chunks on her tray), & Chopped up Peas, Cheerios
We Eat: Hamburgers on Sandwich Flats with Salad
She Eats: Diced Avocado with Bananas and Cheerios, leftover Chicken if there is any
We Eat: Indian Chicken (Seeds of Change Sauce) with Brown Rice and Broccoli
She Eats: Chopped up Brown Rice, Bits of Chicken, Steamed Broccoli Bits,
We Eat: Pork Tenderloin (Grilled or Roasted, depending on weather), Roasted Potato & Braised Carrots
She Eats: Bits of Pork Tenderloin (pureed or finely shredded), Braised Carrots, Steamed Broccoli Bits (leftovers), Cheerios
We Eat: Homemade Veggie & Pepperoni Pizza on the Grill
She Eats: Organic Alphabet Pasta with Chicken & Sweetie Potato Puree (Freezer), Yogurt with Pear Sauce