So I had grand plans of getting an update up at 2 months but that clearly didn’t happen and then I planned to actually write this post on the computer but that also didn’t happen. So instead I’m writing this post left handed while baby girl is asleep on my boob.
So let’s talk post baby body… It’s been a rough rode for me for sure. I was active my entire pregnancy so I thought for sure I would loose the weight and bounce back quickly. I had all these plans of working out while Garrity napped and taking long walks with her. Ha! My daughter rarely naps for longer than 20 min and a one mile cry-free walk is a miracle!
I gained a total of 44 pounds (remember that I was 41 weeks plus 3 days preggo) and weighed 180lbs. After the 1st month I lost about 20 pounds and I was jazzed. I thought for sure the rest of the weight would come off that fast. Then in month two I think I lost 5-6 pounds. But then it stopped and I actually gained weight back. I went back up to as high as 160 and it was frustrating! I wasn’t eating the best but I wasn’t eating horribly and I was slowly starting to workout… Ug. It wasn’t suppose to be like this.
As of today, 13 weeks I’m back to 156 pounds meaning I have 20 pounds left to loose but to get to that I have had to really, really clean up my diet and that has been tough. I crave sweets so bad and that’s been the hardest to go without. Plus while temporary, the sugar rush helps me get through some afternoon sleepy moments. But I’m trying g hard to cut it out.
Workout wise, I probably get some sort of workout in every day or two days. I’ve been doing some Jillian ripped in 30, Tracy Anderson post-natal, spin bike riding, elliptical, and one 18 minute run outside. I’ve done some light weights and abs (although I learned today I have some slight ab separation). But it is tough!!! When Garrity does nap I choose to use that time to eat, shower, wash pump parts…so I get my workouts in at night when Chris gets home but by then I’m so tired it’s hard to be super motivated. But I try. I’m also struggling because my knee is messed up. I think all the muscle loss has messed up all the physical therapy I went through so I’m sort of in a chicken & the egg situation… I want to run to lose weight but until my leg muscles are stronger I really shouldn’t be running.
So there you have it. Basically losing weight after the baby is hard! Much, much harder than I thought it would be. 20 more pounds seems daunting and I’m so mushy which is not something I’m used to. And my clothes are so far away from fitting. I live in yoga pants. And the hardest part is that working out is the last thing I want to do. I want to be with Garrity or sleeping on the couch :) I know I’ll get there, it’s just going to be slow and I’m totally comforting myself in the fact that it took me 9 months to put it on and I’m guessing a it’s going to take about that long to take it off.