As promised … here is my 1 month postpartum body update.
To be honest I am a little disappointed. I haven’t lost any more weight since my last update. Bummer.
*Completely unattractive pictures that aren’t the best representation. Note the spit-up on my shirt. Not my best look but hey, I’m a mom 😉
High Waist: 32″
Around the belly: 34″
Right Thigh: 20″
Sigh. I know I can’t complain. I have 9lbs to go until I reach my pre-pregnancy weight. I think I have a solid couple of pounds located now in my chest though that wasn’t there before haha.
So why do I think I have stalled? One, I hear it is pretty common in women to have a hard time getting the last few pounds off. Your body is storing it because of the energy you expend breastfeeding. Two, I could definitely be eating better. I eat healthy for the most part but there are WAY too many indulgences making their way into my diet that were never there before I got pregnant. Must. Say. No. To. Donuts.
Another factor I am taking into consideration though is the increase in the intensity of my work-outs. I am been doing some serious weight exercises between lifting and CrossFit so I have to wonder if any of that is muscle that is keeping me where I am at.
What am I going to do about it? Work on upping my level of cardio and work on my diet.
Any-who … I got my latest issue of Oxygen magazine and in it was this 30-minute treadmill work-out. I did it today and it was pretty good!
15 Hand-Stand Push Ups (progression found here)
50 Pull-Ups (used the Gravitron machine)
50 Push-Ups (modified)
And on to my eats for the day…
Egg+egg white scramble with spinach. Whole-Wheat bagel thin with PB and banana.
Turkey sandwich on whole-wheat with spinach, cheese, and mustard. Honeycrisp apple on the side.