I am unfortunately one of those women who do not lose their baby weight magically after giving birth. When I had my first born, it took me 10 months to completely lose the baby weight. It took me even longer to lose the baby weight the second time around – 23 months! So with my third pregnancy, I decided to continue my exercise regimen. However, even after 8 weeks post partum, I haven’t lost a pound.
My last weigh in before I gave birth set me at 153 lbs. My baby was born at 7 lbs, so I was 146 lbs and I thought I would continually drop the weight as I was breastfeeding. For those first time mamas, breastfeeding is supposed to help you lose the baby weight. Breastfeeding not only did not help me lose the weight, but I gained it all back.
I took the pictures above at 8 weeks just to document my weight gain. As of right now, I am 17 weeks post partum. I’m going to take pictures this week to see if I’m dressing my new body correctly. Prepregnancy I was a size 6. Now I’m a size 12.
I’ve been cutting out carbs like Gatorade, Soda, bread, pasta, and rice. I try to exercise 4 times a week, alternating Les Mills Combat and running on my treadmill. One iPhone app I’m really loving is My Fitness Pal. If you are also working out, connect with me on MFP: dietingfashions.
Let’s motivate each other to our goal weight and shape our bodies!