Monday, June 10, 2013

Body Back after Baby

So I've been trying to be gentle with myself.  I've been trying to tell myself that my body spent the past 9 months growing and nurturing a human life, that a mere 4 weeks ago my body went through labor and birthed that life into the world.  I've been reminding myself that my body is doing something miraculous by making milk to take care of Arya's tiny body.

But to be honest, sometimes I take a peek at myself in the mirror and I don't feel miraculous or wonderful or gentle...I feel like a beast.  Like a big, giant, fat beast.  It turns out the areas that I was fat in before pregnancy are still the areas I'm fat it.  I was kind of hoping that maybe the baby would suck some fat out from the inside while she was in there, but no dice.

But today is Monday, nearly 4 weeks since I gave birth and I'm ready to get my body back.  I'm back using the My Fitness Pal App to help me track my calories, once I'm cleared from the obgyn to start exercising again, I'll start running again and maybe get back into the gym.  And I get an extra 500 calories a day for breastfeeding, which is sweet.

Here are my stats:

Pre-Pregnancy weight: 125
Weight I was when I gave birth: 152
Current Weight: 134.4
Goal Weight: 120

So I have a little less than 15lbs to lose.  I know I can do it.  I've done it before.  I'll try and keep myself accountable here and I'll remember that there will be good weeks and bad weeks and I will try not to beat myself up.


Lil'Misa said...

YOu can totally do it! Just take it easy while breastfeeding. It will be a slow process while nursing.

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