I knew having a baby meant putting on some extra pounds that would take some time to shed. I mean, I didn’t gain 50 pounds overnight right? In fact, If I recall correctly, I think it took about 9 months! So now that it’s been about 2 months since I’ve given birth and have the official “ok” to work out again, I thought it perfect to put together a somewhat-organized plan for tracking my weight loss.
To give some quick background, pre-pregnancy I was about 125 when I was actually going to the gym and feeling fit. At the very beginning of my prenatal check-ups I was about 130-133, so I’ll use that as a benchmark. Flash forward to the very end of my pregnancy, my max weight was about 183 lbs — a number which I was a bit terrified to see, since it meant I had gained about 50 lbs!!
Luckily at about 10 days postpartum, I was weighing in at 158 — which meant I had lost 25 lbs just from giving birth and breastfeeding!! I was overjoyed to know that the weight seemed to be coming off so easily, but then was also perplexed when the number on the scale didn’t move down much more a couple months later. That’s when I decided I really did need a workout plan in order to get back into my pre-pregnancy shape! This is where my “Fitness Friday” updates come in!
Current Weight: 157 lbs
Achievements/Struggles: I am struggling to find the time to do any type of workout. Baby is feeding every 1/2 hr to an hour during the day…which is a bit insane! He is a fussy mess, but as his sleep routine improves I will look for creative ways to work out, even it’s for 10-20 minutes at a time.
Workouts: Nothing much yet…although I’m starting to stretch a bit more.
I’ll be back next Friday with a 2 week update…fingers crossed!!
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.