Daily Archives: May 8, 2012
|May 8, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under 7-9 Months, FitFluential, Health, Month Updates, Post Baby Body|
Now that you all heard about how Emmie is doing I guess that means it’s time to hear about mama right? In case you missed my other post baby body updates:
Before we get into it, here is a reminder of what I looked like at 6 months …
And this is me today …
Again, I don’t feel like there is THAT much of a difference. The difference is just in how I FEEL! My clothes fit great and I know every day I am getting stronger and stronger I feel like I am officially at my “happy place” … but not my goal place. I am content with my body as is but now I want to see what it CAN be. Does that make sense? I want to push myself harder … not to lose more weight, but to gain some more lean muscle.
So even though I don’t know if you can see a difference via the pictures, my measurements are still going down! I now officially weigh what I did when I got pregnant. Mid-month I was just under my pregnancy weight but moving and eating out caused the scale to creep up a bit.
Still eating the same! i don’t count calories but I know my range of intake is somewhere around 2300 per day. That is to compensate for both exclusively breastfeeding AND working out daily. I am happy with how I am eating and am proud I took the time to figure out how to eat for my current body. I still eat some of my favorite unhealthy foods but I aim for an 80% clean, 20% not diet, It’s working for me so I will stick with it. However, I see a big slap in the face when I am no longer breastfeeding and can’t eat like a horse
Now that the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon is behind me I am getting back into my normal workout routine. I am still trying to run 3-4 times per week but I have started incorporating classes back in to the mix. I go to a boot camp class and a spin class at least once a week. There is also a CrossFit box here in our town so I look forward to getting back to CrossFit as well! I think I am going to go check out their punch-card situation this weekend
I get a lot of comments on this post from fellow new moms who are dealing with losing the pregnancy pounds like I am. Your kind words, positive thoughts, and motivation are part of the reason I have successfully lost all my pregnancy weight. Not only have I lost all the weight but I have gained back a ton of muscle. I don’t feel “squishy” … I feel strong. Every pound, every inch, came with blood, sweat, and tears. It was HARD work getting here and I deifinitely shed my share of tears along the way. Everything changed for me when I embraced my “mom body”. So, if you are trying to lose those last couple of pounds just know that you CAN … it just takes time. They don’t simply melt off for everyone … although some of you have been blessed with that phenomenon. Be patient, work hard, and you will get there.
If you’ve had babies, how did you lose the weight? How long did it take you to find your “happy place”?