Monday, April 16, 2012
Losing Baby Weight
Its been 4 weeks since I gave birth to this little one, and I have to admit, I am already brainstorming the best way for me to shed my lovely leftover baby weight...especially considering that I now have 2 children, and going out for a daily jog is just not going to be as easy this time around (I don't even own a double jogging stroller).
It's funny, because I really was feeling pretty good about my current weight loss until I started trying to fit back into some of my old clothes (I should have just stayed in stretchy sweat pants forever!).
With my first pregnancy, I decided I could shed the last 15lbs or so of baby weight by training and running a half marathon. Go figure, even though I worked by butt off and trained for the race in about 3 months, I didn't loose a single pound! I attributed this to the fact that running 5-10 miles 5-6 days a week made me incredibly hungry, and I wasn't watching my diet as closely as I should have been.
Around 8 months post pregnancy, I had had enough of wearing the same "get me through" clothes and I finally kicked things into gear and really started watching what I was eating (which was no easy task) and I continued to exercise daily. I never did get quite back to my pre-pregancy weight, but I could fit into all but 1 pair of my pre-pregnacy jeans and that was good enough for me.
This time around, I gained exactly the same amount of weight as I did with my 1st and I dropped a little over half of my total pregnancy weight 2 weeks postpartum (which I also did with my 1st child). Like I said before though, the amount of exercise I did with my first most likely isn't going to happen this time so I'm going to need a little extra help (or will-power I should say).
Any advise? Or do you know of any good blogs I could read on losing baby weight?
I would love to hear your thoughts!
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