I am a stay at home Mom with two preschoolers. I feel like I am really out of shape. I kept about five pounds after each pregnancy and I wasn’t exactly skinny in the first place. Since I am home all day I tend to snack so it is hard for me to lose weight. The only exercise I get is chasing after the kids but I know that’s not enough to make me lose weight. I don’t think I can afford to go to the gym and pay a sitter to watch my two little ones. I feel like my husband is losing interest in me because of the way I look. Any suggestions?
You won’t get very far without some kind of plan. If you have a friend in the same situation it would be good for you to have a buddy to encourage you and compete with.
It sounds like you need to cut back on your food intake. Have you tried counting calories? You should be able to lose weight and get proper nutrition on about 1200 calories a day. It’s not going to be easy but once you get started and lose weight you will feel better about yourself. You can go online or buy a book that tells you how many calories are in the food you eat. Have a notebook and write down what you eat and the calorie count so that you will stick with it.
You do need regular exercise to use up your calories. When the weather is good, walking with the kids is a good way to get rid of calories and the kids will have a good time too. There may be an exercise program on TV in your area or you can buy a CD with a program to follow. Get into a daily routine and try to stick with it.
It’s not going to be easy but it is within your power to change things.