So my baby is no longer a baby. He's my baby but he's a toddler. He's 18 months old. I have no excuse. I breastfed for 9 months and pumped for another 2 months. While breastfeeding I lost a lot weight pretty quickly. At 8 weeks I was feeling pretty good about my postpartum body. It wasn't perfect but it was heading in the right direction. I started walking pretty quickly after I delivered but that ended as soon as I went back to work. I went back to work after 12 weeks and since then I've been inconsistent with my nutrition and exercise. For exercise I've done some Insanity here and there but nothing consistent (which is very much unlike me). I've gone to the gym and running a few times but nothing consistent. Our gym is actually great. There are personal trainers, free classes, a pool, hot tub, sauna, and CHILD CARE. I've never used the child care because I feel terrible dropping him off so I can workout, especially when I work full time and he's in the care of someone else.
For nutrition, there was a time period where I ate whatever the heck I wanted. About 1 month ago I weighed myself at the gym (and was not happy) and needless to say I've been working out consistently since then. For the past 2 weeks my nutrition has been so much better. I've been using MyFitness Pal app to track my calories. It helps me to think twice before stuffing my face. I've been eating so much better. Well, I weighed myself today and was disappointed. My weight is the exact same. I'm one of those people who doesn't usually gain or lose weight quickly. This infuriates me because I've been working hard (exercising) for the past month. I'm also one of those people who start feeling better about my body when I eat healthy and exercise. I thought I looked better (even if it's in my mind) and I still think I do although the scale isn't reflecting that. I guess I have to just keep trying.
I'm surprised that I've lost my tummy, although it's not toned. I thought it would be hardest to lose but it's actually my back and thigh fat. LOL. I'm still going to keep trying. I still plan to work out most days of the week (at least 4 days) at the gym. This includes elliptical machine, light weight lifting, abs. I also plan to sprinkle some occasional Insanity workouts in there. I plan to be more consistent with my running. I have a running buddy and we plan to run on one weekend day and one weekday at least. We have a 5K that we will be running on 9/14/13. I can run it without problems but I want to make a good time.
Anyway, my overall goal is to obtain a "good" healthy body before my next pregnancy. I'll keep you updated. I may never look like this again:
but I'll try to come close. I think I can do it. I'll post pictures some time. What did you do to get fit?