Post Baby Body: 9 Months
|July 7, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under 7-9 Months, Baby, FitFluential, Moms, Month Updates, Post Baby Body, Postpartum|
Yesterday was all about Emmalyne and the rock star that she is. She is seriously the light of my world and my favorite, littlest person. However, today is about me and my progress in losing the baby weight and reaching my fitness goals! New to my updates? Here’s a blast from the past:
Whew … that is a lot of months of progress! Here’s a trip down memory lane …
3 Months Post-Baby Body
6 Months Post-Baby Body
9 Months Post- Baby Body
Still doing good! I think my stomach gets a little flatter and my abs slightly more defined as time is going on. My legs are definitely toning up also. My focus points in the coming months are my sides, inner thighs, and back. Any words of wisdom for shredding fat on your sides and inner thighs?!
I am excited to see some progress in the weight department. While I don’t live and die by the scale I do have a goal weight in mind. However a friend kindly reminded me that those are some vanity pounds which I don’t deny. However, my biggest indicator of progress is how my clothes fit and how everything looks in the mirror. I would happily be 150 lbs and toned/ripped any day. The number on the scale is just that … a number. I refuse to let it define me.
I came clean with you all this week and told you about my battle with my sweet tooth. It’s been a little difficult this week with company in town and so many fun things going on for the 4th of July. I would love to say I kicked the habit overnight but that isn’t the case. My other concern is that I am going home to Arizona next week for 2 full weeks and I am a little nervous about keeping up with my clean eating. My family are healthy eaters but it’s totally different when you’re not doing the grocery shopping. I am going to work hard to make good choices but I know this will be a hard month. Clean eating detox will ensue when I get home that’s for sure!
I have kept up with consistently working out 5-6 days a week and it feels great. If there is one word that I would like to use to describe my fitness goals it would be STRONG. I want to grow and develop muscles. I want my arms, legs, back, and abs to be well-defined. I am still trying to figure out how to get there though.
SO any ideas for gaining muscle and cutting fat would be greatly appreciated! What I am doing has worked up until this point but I want to get to the next level. Maybe some fresh ideas and new thoughts are just what I need.