So…here’s the thing. I stand at 5’1″ tall, which by most standards, is in fact considered pretty short. Yes, even for a woman. So when I gain weight, the slightest amount is quite obvious on my pint-sized body!!
Now, yes, I did just have a baby…11 weeks ago to be exact (yay me!). Healthy baby boy, weighed 8 lbs 12oz at birth. I exercised right up until the day before he was born, in hopes that there would be little weight for me to lose post-partum.
Alas, it appears I was somewhat unsuccessful.
11 weeks later, I remain 11.2 lbs heavier than I did pre-pregnancy. So, herein begins the battle of the bulge!!
Yesterday was Day 1 of the battle!! I worked out for 30 minutes – my very first post-partum workout – and did some strength training as well (e.g. weights for arms, ‘girl’-pushups, abdominal exercises, lunges, and squats). Total workout time was about 45 minutes. I haven’t modified my diet too much yet, as I am still nursing (post soon to follow on my Adventures in Breastfeeding), but am definitely trying to eat a bit healthier.
Anyhow, here I am; hook, line, and sinker! Putting it out there so that you can hold me accountable! Or, perhaps, provide some encouragement. 🙂 My sister gets married in 25 days (countdown on my page), so the goal is to hopefully have some measurable results by then. A bit ambitious you say? Yes!! But, you have to start somewhere!
Are you engaged in a battle against the bulge?? Share your tips with me! I’d love to hear them!!