I was cleared for exercise at my 6 week checkup with my doctor. I wasn't really sure where to start. I had no idea how out of shape I was. I started the Couch to 5k program, and although I may not be doing as often as I should, I am enjoying the fresh air and I am keeping up with the workouts. Unfortunately Reese isn't always on board. If she wails in the stroller for more than a half a mile, I stop, and head home with her in my arms, pushing the stroller ahead of me. Which sucks.
So on days when she is fussy, or all of this crazy Georgia rain keeps us inside, I pop her in her swing for a cat nap and do a Jillian Michaels DVD. When I tell you I think that woman is trying to put me in the hospital, I mean it. I am so sore for days after a workout that it puts me out of commission for a day or two. I feel so frustrated with my body. But I know I need to start somewhere and every week will get easier to run and do my workouts.
My eating has been okay. I have been tracking my calories, allowing myself enough to keep up with breastfeeding. Because that, to me, is much more important than dropping the weight super quickly. I am aiming for 1700-1800 calories a day. And this gives me more than enough to be satisfied. I just struggle with getting hungry before bed. If I really need something, I have a bowl of cereal.
Weight loss this month: -4 lbs
Total weight loss:-38 lbs
Pounds to pre-pregnancy weight:0!!!
I am so proud of myself for losing the baby weight, but unfortunately I am not done! Not only is my body is great need of toning up and getting strong again, but it just so happens that my pre-pregnancy weight was one of my heaviest weights ever. Remember, Reese was a pretty big surprise. I had always planned on being in the best shape of my life when I got pregnant. Ha! Life had other plans. So I am going to continue sharing my journey and fitness goals here.
3rd month goals:
- Lose 4 lbs
- Exercise 4 days a week
- Track calories
Overall weight loss goal: 20 lbs
In an effort to feel better about my progress, I am going to start keeping track of my body measurements along with the weight loss. I'm hoping to see these inches melt off.
How do you stay motivated to work out? What are your go-to workouts at home?