Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Project Bye Bye Baby Weight update

I've been doing Stroller Strides for a little over 2 months now on a quest to lose the rest of my pregnancy weight.

So, I thought I'd post an update on how things are going.

First, I really really like my classes.  I'm making some good friends with the other moms and can definitely tell I'm getting stronger.  The first day of class I could hold a plank for about 10 seconds before I couldn't hold it any more.  Now I can hold it for at least a minute (longer if its at the beginning of class vs. the end).  I can do lunges with the best of them.  I think I've done five thousand step ups in the last two months. 

I can tell that my body is subtly changing.  I've got some definition in my arms, you can see my collar bone a little better.  My clothes are fitting just a little bit looser.  I no longer have to wear 2 sports bras to reign in the girls.

The scale, however, isn't reflecting my hard work.  I know my diet hasn't been strict or stellar - those darn cheese danishes!  I have lost a few pounds, just not as much as I would have hoped.  I've heard that moms who don't lose most of their weight with breast feeding quickly hang on to the last 10 pounds until they are done breast feeding.  I suppose that may be me and I won't see those pounds gone until September.

March 2013 | June 2013

So, I'm going to continue to go to class. I've reached the point to where I miss going to class if I don't get to go.  I really like that feeling.  If I could get motivated, I'd like to add a run in on my off days from class just to keep up my fitness.

I'm also considering doing a 10 week Body Back class.  Its another aspect of Stroller Strides that is 2 additional classes per week that are minus kiddos and much more intense.  They do fitness assessments and body measurements before and after, weekly weigh ins, meal planning and food journals etc.  Its that extra little bit that I think I need to compliment my current routine.  Plus, the instructor of my class is insane tough and I know that I would get some fantastic workouts in.

I'd also like to start running more consistently.  I love when I'm in good running shape, I just hate getting there.  When I watch or hear of people running 1/2 marathons I get a desire to do so.  Then I actually go for a run and want to die.  Right now with Sawyer's sleeping still being so variable I am not about to get up early to run.  After work I'm usually too tired and there's just too much to do after work to get a run in.  So, I'll have to figure out how to get back to the running.

So, that's my progress.  It's harder than I thought it was going to be but I love that I'm getting healthier and hopefully starting to teach my son good habits.  Thanks for all of your support friends!

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