Currently, the only reason I’m really trying to work out regularly is so that I don’t actually gain weight from all the chocolate and other crap that I’m eating. Like, yesterday? I ate an entire bag of chocolate chips. The ones I SWORE I wouldn’t buy again, because I have zero self-control around them.
I don’t really care about getting fit.
I don’t really care about losing the last 5-10 lbs of baby weight.
I just want to be able to eat like crap and get away with it.
Ohhhhh before you get on your nutrition high horse, settle down. I have been on the Healthy Train many many mannnyyyyy times before. But I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that, while I’m breastfeeding, I am fighting a losing battle by trying to eat healthy. My sugar cravings and my carb cravings sky rocket. I am constantly hungry, and veggies just don’t cut it. Most days, I polish off half a bag (or more) of fresh sugar snap peas with lunch. I could eat the whole damn bag, but then I’d need to have several spoonfuls of Nutella for dessert.
Hell, I was a proselytizing paleo convert for a solid year! So I know I can kick these bad habits. I just don’t want to, dammit.
So for now, I work out 3-4 times a week to my current Tracy Anderson torture video, trying to keep my residual baby belly in check, and prevent my thighs from expanding out of my “fat day” jeans. Hey, at least I’m out of my maternity clothes!
Spring is coming. I hope that means I’ll be able to move away from the bread and sugar. Feel free to share your best green anything. My naturopath is going to kill me when she reads this.
Do you have strong cravings while breastfeeding? Did you try to rein them in, and were you successful? (Please tell me you weren’t, and that I’m normal.)