“The Post I’ve Been Avoiding”
If you’ve been following my “Body After Baby” journey, you might have noticed that I failed to post a “Four Months” update. I could blame it on being busy, but that’s not the real reason. Because, quite frankly, if I had lost a ton of weight there is no way I would have missed that update.
You also may haven noticed that this is really a “Five and a Half Months” update. Whoops.
The reason I haven’t been very excited to post an update?
I really haven’t seen any progress.
My weight loss has completely stalled. I weigh exactly what I did at three months post-partum.
Since having the Mini Athlete, I’ve heard so many people say things like, “Breastfeeding will help you lose the weight!” Maybe it helped some, but it wasn’t a miracle cure. Then they said, “Your body is holding onto fat because you’re breastfeeding – you’ll lose the weight when you stop nursing!”
That didn’t happen either.
There really are no more excuses. I’m not nursing anymore (a decision that had NOTHING to do with weight loss, just for the record) so I can’t justify extra calories for that. The Mini Athlete is sleeping through the night (most of the time) so figuring out a schedule is finally possible.
I just have to DO IT.
I’ve been very consistent with running three days a week for the past three weeks. I’m hopeful that dedication will continue since I’ve officially signed up for the half marathon!
But I really need to figure out how to fit a few more workouts, especially strength training, into my schedule.
I also need to get serious about my eating habits.
I moan and complain that I haven’t lost weight, but I still have been eating Publix Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream almost every night (I blame Meghann for that new obsession!) And I’ve been eating whatever junk food I find at our many events at work.
When I finally lost weight the last time, I went all in. I committed myself FULLY to the process.
I’ll be honest – I’m not there mentally yet.
I want to lose weight, but I have not made that complete commitment to it yet. I’m not sure what it’s going to push me to that point, but it needs to happen.
Just in case you’re curious, here are my photos from five and a half months post partum.
Ugh. You can really tell how much I need some strength training in that last photo.
Does anyone have any suggestions for making that mental shift and fully committing to transforming your body?