you know the recommended 25-30 lbs that you are supposed to gain through pregnancy? yeahhhhhh... i gained 50 and i went into labor at 36 weeks... i think God was just trying to spare me those extra couple lbs at the end.
last belly picture i have. i was definitely out of creative ideas on the chalkboard by that point.
so post baby fitness. couple facts: i did have a c-section so i wasn't cleared to work out until 6 weeks... i did try to work out beforehand. and i could tell i wasn't ready. at about that six week appointment i felt "ready" when i was doing my workout dvds. i was/am nursing so i do have to keep my calorie count up.
i lost 24 lbs in the first two weeks or so, which i definitely attribute to nursing and just eating slightly healthier than i did at the very end of my pregnancy. at my six week check up though, i had only lost an additional three lbs or so... definitely still had my work cut out for me.
since i am staying home right now... a gym isn't really feasible budget/time wise. but girls, i am kicking ass at workout dvd's right now. a's naps are minimum 30 minutes and that is enough time to work out, promise.
i have been alternating 30 day shred, ripped in 30, yoga for stress relief, no more trouble zones, and yoga for weight loss. i like the shorter work outs because i can guarantee to get the whole thing in while babe naps. nothing is worse than missing a cool down or being halfway through a workout because she is ready to get up. plus 30 minutes is manageable. i just ordered insanity fast and furious and a cardio program since i think right now that is what i am lacking. the yoga and no more trouble zones are great for strength training but in my heart i am a runner and it has been killing me not to run (6 am runs alone in the dark/snowy/cold just aren't jiving yet, maybe this summer?). so i am hoping the insanity cardio kills me as it seems to do everyone who has left a review.
i am currently about 10 lbs away from my pre-baby weight and at this point, i am expecting not to lose those until i am done nursing (a lot of people say your body stores just a little extra fat while nursing to produce enough milk) but working out has seriously boosted my mood so much even though i hateeeeeeee getting ready to do it.
and you know what keep me motivated? i put an "x" on each day on my calendar that i work out. so silly but it's like giving myself a gold star and acknowledging my accomplishment. and it's a cumulative effect over the whole month, seeing them all add up!
anyone else trying to accomplish a goal fitness wise? or getting in shape for spring?