6 Months Post-Baby Body

Post Baby Body: 6 Months

Well … here we are.  Officially 6 months after I had the sweetest baby girl in the world.  I spent yesterday grieving the loss of Emmalyne’s infancy since she is a REAL baby now.  Haha.  Since I posted all about Emmie yesterday, today is all about her mama.  Miss my last post-baby body updates?

One Month

Two Months

Three Months

Four Months

5 Months

A quick reminder of what 5 months looked like …

AND here I am at 6…

I’ll be honest … I don’t feel like the pictures show that much of a change.  However … check this out.

That was me at 3-months postpartum.  Same shirt … same pants.  And I can see a BIG difference.  First off, that Lululemon top is loose on my now.  It wasn’t at 3 months.  I can also see a major change in my arms and face even.  I am SO proud of how far I have come in the last 3 months :)

What do the numbers say?

 

No major changes but I am still losing weight and inches.  I am just over 1.5 lbs until my pre-pregnancy weight. My high waist and around my belly are pretty much at my pre-pregnancy measurements.  I don’t think my hips are going to go down any more because those too are right around pre-pregnancy size.  Overall I am content with my measurements right where they are.  :)

EATING

I think the biggest aid in my weight loss is the fact that I fuel my body properly every single day.  I am still hitting my goal of around 2,300 calories to compensate for working out and breastfeeding Emmie.  Seriously friends … I didn’t start noticing results until I changed my diet up.  You can read more about that in my counting calories post.  On that note … no I do not still count calories.  Now that I know how much I should be eating each day I am pretty good at getting there without counting.  Remember … I wasn’t trying to eat less … I was trying to eat more!  Haha.  Also, I still have my handy dandy water bottle from the hospital that I carry around the house with me to keep myself chugging water.  I still indulge in my favorite unhealthy food but I keep my goal at eating 80% clean and 20% whatever.

WORKING OUT

My half-marathon is a week from tomorrow … AHHH!!  I have been doing a really good job at sticking to my training plan and alternate my runs indoors on the treadmill and outdoors with the jogging stroller.  I had one really bad run this month but overall I am happy with my progress.  Who would have thought I would be a sub-10 minute mile girl?  Not me that’s for sure.  I am also still going strong with Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp and I have honestly loved every minute of it.  I am really missing my beloved CrossFit though and can’t wait to work that back into the mix when bootcamp is over.

MILESTONES

If you recall, one of the ways I started loving my mom body was by buying a new pair of jeans that fit it.  I am SO excited to say that those jeans are now significantly too big.  The best part?  I am officially back in my FAVORITE pair of pre-pregnancy jeans.  The very ones I thought I would never wear again.  I tried them on around 5.5 months postpartum on a whim.  I hadn’t tried since 3 months.  I thought I was setting myself up for disappointment.  When they slid over my hips AND buttoned I literally did a happy dance.  And then called Chris.  And then called my mom.  Any woman who has had a baby knows the rush of emotions that made me feel.  It may seem trivial to some, but being able to put those jeans on pretty much summed up my journey to getting my body back.  It was a moment of accomplishment.

Overall I am so proud of where I am now.  A lady in Walmart the other day looked at Emmie … looked at me … and said “you obviously didn’t have a hard time getting your body back”.  I politely said thank you and continued on.  What I wanted to tell her was no … it was hard.  It was hard work, sweat, and a few tears that got me here.  The weight and inches didn’t magically fall off.  I pushed myself to do more and go harder in order to make it count.  Although others may not know the hours I have spent in the gym, I DO.  And that’s all that matters.

I am going to continue posting my post-baby body updates until Em is 1 mainly because they help keep me accountable to myself.  Also, I like seeing the progress I have made.  My current goal is to PR in my half-marathon next weekend.  Beyond that, I would like to continue to tone and add muscle.  The number of the scale is finicky and that’s ok but I wouldn’t mind it reaching 135lbs which is my comfortable weight.  The most improtant thing though is for me to be able to continue breastfeeding Emmalyne and provide her with that nourishment until she is one.  Everything else is gravy.

Thank you for all your kind words and support.  They have really meant a lot throughout the journey.  AND just because she is the cutest baby girl ever …

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Healthy living blogger sharing my love of yummy eats, sweaty workouts, and my sweet family!

40 thoughts on “Post Baby Body: 6 Months”

    1. It was the same type of thing when I was pregnant too … either “OMG you’re so small!” or “You look like you’re about to pop” haha

  1. You look so great. I am especially envious of those great runners legs! Your hard work is inspirational. I am soooo close to starting my own journey. I am glad I have kept up with your posts because it helps remind me how important the eating part is.
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    1. It is SO SO SO soon for you!! I am excited to see when you post that the baby is here! Eating MORE was seriously a game changer for me :)

  2. Great update! Your positive energy is just radiating through the page and you do look amazing. It’s crazy that someone said that to you! Perhaps there is a polite way to counter that, ha. You could inspire someone else, maybe. Anyway, Emmie so cute and it’s wonderful encouragement to read about your hard work :)
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  3. Only somebody who’s never had a baby would think to make a comment about how ‘easy’ it was to get your pre-pregnancy body back!
    You look amazing and I KNOW (I have 3 kids) how challenging it can be to commit to exercise when you’re tired and busy with a newborn!
    Keep showing us the pictures; you’ll certainly inspire a few new mothers to get off the couch and keep up with you!
    Happy Easter!
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  4. I just had a baby 3 weeks ago, and you and I were the exact weight before and I gained the exact amount! Fun to watch your monthly progress, hope I am back down or below soon.

    1. You will totally get there girl! Just read your babe’s 3-week updates … too precious!

  5. congrats madeline! you look so wonderful. HUGE difference from the 3 to 6 months pics, holy cow! i bet it feels great to fit into those fave pre-pregnancy jeans again. i didn’t realize hour half was so close – congrats and good luck, but i’m sure i’ll wish it to you again before then!
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    1. Thank you! I think the difference between those 2 pictures is what really stood out to me!

    1. Haha … I am sure you will have no problem!! Thank you so much :)

  6. Great post! All your hard work has really paid off- you look fantastic! And you’re such a good reminder (and inspiration) that pregnancy does not mean you lose your body or fitness. :)
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  7. You look INCREDIBLE mama! Great, great job! I cannot imagine how amazing it must have felt to get in those jeans!

    My belly is still pretty big at 4.5 mos postpartum but my weight is under my pre-pregnancy weight. I think I just need to continue to be patient and keep working out hard. You give me so much hope though! :)

    1. Seriously girl … Plank it out!! You’re doing fabulous though … and I might take your 1/2 marathon PR over my jeans 😉 Haha. And you will totally get there!

  8. you seriously look great! I know how hard it is! my little man in 10 months and I didn’t start doing anything till he was 7! Sure i was at 105 lbs but I wasn’t happy because I didn’t have my “pre baby” body now that I am almost there its amazing. I hate when people say “you got your body back right after birth” no, no i didn’t!! can’t wait to hear about your 1/2! good luck!!
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  9. You are looking fantastic, Madeline!
    I tried on my skinny jeans yesterday, also on a whim. I, too, was ecstatic when I found out they fit..so I know the feeling!
    Congratulations on loving and taking care of that beautiful mom body of yours:-).
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    1. Congratulations!!! It’s such an amazing feeling isn’t it?

  10. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Dang, girl, you look AWESOME!!!

    And don’t you hate when people assume the weight just falls off with no effort whatsoever. I want to ask each person to come on a workout with me and then tell me what they think.

  11. G’Day! Foodfitnessandfamilyblog,
    Cool Post, Are you a brand new mother with a new bundle of joy? There is nothing more rewarding than a new baby in your life!
    Keep up the good work

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