Suddenly Parents

Keeping Our Sanity During Baby's First Year

January Shape Up

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This isn’t the best picture, but this is me now, almost 11 weeks postpartum. Not too bad, but now it is time to really shape up. I am going back to work in 3 weeks and I still can’t fit into my work clothes. Oops.

I said before that the weight will eventually fall off, but I should have said that all the weight except for 10 lbs will fall off. I gained about 30 lbs during pregnancy and 20 fell off within the first couple weeks. This last 10 has been a struggle, especially with the holidays. And it is not just the extra lbs that are the problem. My body is also shaped differently – overly round in some places, depressingly flat in others.  

I haven’t dieted at all because my doctor told me dieting could affect my milk supply but I am going to try to eat healthier without cutting calories. I am also focusing on getting back to the gym. My husband and I have started to alternate gym days. Going to the gym every other day has become great “me” time – it is amazing how I no longer dread the gym since any time away from the baby is a nice break. I come back refreshed and in a much better mood.

Today I am going to go buy some new workout clothes since my sport bras don’t seem to support me very well when I try to run (thanks, Milk) and my tops ride up over my post-preg tummy (nice). Plus, having new gear is always inspiring.

I will report on my progress next week. My goal is to lose 3 lbs and fit into my “fat” jeans. Fingers crossed!

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