I’m overweight. I KNOW I just had a baby…you don’t need to remind me. It’s NORMAL to have a jelly belly after your belly has been stretched HUGE and you have LARGE ta ta’s if you are breast feeding…which I am. I lost an initial 22 pounds and then did NOT pay attention and gained 5 pounds in a couple weeks. Who knows what happened, I was 3 weeks post baby and the body does crazy things after it has created a human. I didn’t sweat it. I lost a couple pounds. And THEN I remained the same. I don’t see this as a BAD thing because I honestly needed to know where I was.
I’m working out at a moderate level for 30 minutes 6 days a week. My 6 week appointment is next week and THEN I will kick my workout program it into a higher gear. I feel great, but I don’t want to go CRAZY until the midwife says I can.
ANYWAY, I just had a baby and, based on my BMI, I sit pleasantly in the overweight category. Um, gross feeling! My body has changed AGAIN with baby number 2 AND these extra pounds are kinda yucky. Ok, not kinda, but definitely. I RESPECT what my body went through, but I REFUSE to sit idly by and see MORE pounds creep on or become complacent and buy clothes to fit my widened body.
That being said I am going to share with you – on Tuesdays – how I did. I LOVE fitness, but it is a lot harder to enjoy it when you are over weight and JUST had a baby. I’m not here to tell you what to do but to encourage you wherever you are in your journey. I DO believe you are what you eat. If you eat crap you will look and feel like crap. True story.
Childbirth is worth it, but boy it takes a toll on your body!
So that being said, I lost 2 pounds this week. How are YOU doing in your healthy lifestyle???