Monday, June 16, 2014

Day 1: Back at this Weight Loss Journey

Today marks day 1 of another leg of this journey. I had my 6 week check up and that means that I am released to do some more serious exercise.

I am starting back at this a little too close to my original starting weight when I began, but hey—you have to start somewhere!

As of today, I’ve already lost 16 lbs. of pregnancy weight without trying. I gained more than the 15 lbs. they recommended for me—you live and learn. I honestly think that with my next pregnancy I will gain less—since I know what to expect, etc.

I joined an 8 week online program with a local trainer. It includes a very basic eating plan, which I will modify here and there but follow the general rules of.  It includes a lot more protein than I am used to eating—so that will be a change for me! But it is good, healthy food and I have been satisfied all day—I am a little hungry now at 5 pm—but it’s post workout and almost supper time.

Today was the first day in a LONG time that I completed a difficult workout. Whew! It felt really good! I did intervals on the treadmill for about 1.5 miles total. And then the workout included arm strength training and one ab exercise. I felt pretty worn out afterwards—and I only did one set because I didn’t want to overdo it on the first day!

I was delightfully surprised that baby girl actually took a nap today…she fights sleep during the day (I’m working on this). She woke up RIGHT when I was done working out—so it was perfect! I know I cannot expect this everyday, but it made me feel like I was starting off on the right foot. It will most certainly be a trial to get my workouts in—but I have a plan. If I can’t fit the workout in during the day, I will do it when hubby gets home.

I am going to think about my goals and hopefully write a post about what I want to accomplish. One day at a time!


  1. My body was so crazy. I would lose weight while pg (not even sick), and come home post delivery weighing less than I did when I got pregnant. BUT my body gained fast while nursing instead of losing. I'm sure it had nothing to do with my eating. LOL I remember when Tucker was a baby, putting him in the playpen so I could exercise and him BAWLING at the top of his lungs the whole workout. He was old enough to sit up and wanted to be busy, not trapped. Yay that she napped while you exercised. That is always so nice. You do have to start somewhere, and you are starting, so you go! But I am disappointed that you think you can get away with blogging w/o adding a photo of Sienna for us! haha ;)

  2. yay sooo excited u are back!!! cant wait to hear more!! yes we need a pic of sweet baby girl!!!

  3. Wow, can't believe you are back on it so good so soon. Certainly much more organised than I was after my babies were born. Excellent stuff. You'll do great. :)



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