Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss: Wk 2
Hey everyone! This week, I got more in the workout routine and found some workouts that work for me. I have actually been trying for a while now, since 8-weeks post baby, to find a workout that works for me. I found this workout at diaryofafitmommy.com on Pinterest. It actually got me to a place to move around better and really get into a full cardio workout. This one is TOUGH, but it’s great to back in shape and get everything strong again! I say EVERYTHING because I was feeling so discouraged! It was hard for me to get down on the floor with the baby and getting back up was even worse!!! The thing that bothered me was that I wasn’t even pregnant anymore!!! I knew my body would need to recover and I gave it time to do that. Twelve weeks worth actually! I thought I would jump back into a workout routine and be able to move, run, and jump around again! NOT
So, when this didn’t happen, I felt like I was going to be STUCK in this out of shape body, weighted down with pregnancy weight that was no longer needed, but still hanging around…LITERALLY! I wasn’t completely unhappy with how my body looked, it was how my body FELT that had me down. When I looked in the mirror at my body, I literally felt so proud and would think, ‘I’m a MOMMY!!!’ But how I felt was, ‘I can’t even play with my baby.’ So, I had a lot of mixed feeling going on within me about my post-pregnancy body. I just wanted to get back in shape so I could be active with my baby!
I want to be able to crawl around the house with him, run outside when he’s able to walk and run, and just jump around and be silly just to hear that CUTEST LAUGH I’VE EVER HEARD!!! I’ve been doing my research and trying things out. Last week, I got some walking in at the track and did Tae Bo! The 2 mile walk was great and JUST WHAT I NEEDED! The pounds started dropping! They dropped some more this week and I will share how in just a bit! I did Tae Bo as a teenager and in college so it was just a matter of getting back to it! Glad I remembered it!
In my research for workouts, I came across the workout that I mentioned at the beginning. I also came across several other helpful workouts and fitness tips and ideas. You can check out my Pinterest workout board here to see what all I found. My mom and I tried a little Shaun T, and I was not feeling that AT ALL. But that’s a whole other story! We were trying to find something we both would love, meaning we were capable of doing the moves, would stay motivated, and it would be fun. We ended up coming across Keaira Lashae workouts. Some were out of our comfort zones, but we found some that were PERFECT!!! Plus, she has two Youtube workouts for post-pregnancy!! See, PERFECT!!!
My goal for next week (week 3) is to get a grip on the weight loss meals. I keep hearing that the meals are the biggest part of weight loss. I still eat the same, so I will be researching the best meal plans for me and jump right on it. What I want are some new Nutribullet smoothie recipes that are EASY and QUICK, and breakfast and lunch meals that are EASY and QUICK. Breakfast is what I have the worst problem with. Sometimes I go a few days straight with no breakfast. If I eat breakfast, it’s something like a granola bar and orange juice. If I cook breakfast, which I do not feel like or have time to do during the week, I make scrambled eggs and toast with orange juice.
So, hopefully by week 3, I will have a meal plan that works for me and will improve my breakfast meals. My other goal for week 3 is to DRINK MORE WATER!!! I have a few sips here and there. When I was pregnant, I drank 4 33oz bottles of SmartWater everyday!!! It’s amazing what pregnancy does to you! So my goals are:
-Continue full-body workouts
-Find a meal plan that includes smoothies, breakfast, and lunch ideas
-Drink more water
Below are my fitness stats for my second week!
My Post-Pregnancy Fitness Challenge Week 1 Progress
-Walking 2 miles 1-2 times/week
-Tae Bo 4-5 times/week (I love Tae Bo! It’s active, motivating, and TOUGH!!!
-*NEW WORKOUT* Keaira Lashae 4-5 times/week (alternate with Tae Bo)
My Meal Plan
-Breakfast (granola bars, orange juice)
-Lunch (turkey sandwiches, kool-aid) I am STILL in SERIOUS need of a true weight loss meal plan
-Dinner (various combinations, and sometimes frozen pizza-TERRIBLE! Motherhood is a FULL TIME JOB!)
Starting Weight Loss
Week 1 Progress
Week 2 Progress
160 lbs YAAAAYYY!!!!!
Goal Weight Loss (week 11)