Body After Baby (Again): 2 Months

I almost didn’t post these photos. Why? Because I don’t really feel like I’ve done anything to deserve the results I’ve gotten. And I don’t want to discourage anyone in their post-partum journey. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this journey is COMPLETELY different than the last time. Remember, this is how I looked two months after giving birth to the Mini Athlete:

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And this is how I look now, two months after giving birth to Little Miss Athlete.

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Don’t you love my husband’s photo bombing in that last photo? :)

To be honest, I feel pretty good about where I am weight-wise. I’m back down to my pre-pregnancy weight and still have about five pounds to get down to my “goal weight.” But I’m not stressing about it. All of my old clothes fit (including clothes that I never even got back into after having the Mini Athlete!). It’s so nice to feel like I have a full closet to choose from.

At this point, I just want to focus on being healthy.

Too many times I find myself reaching for the cookies or ice cream and neglecting my fruits and vegetables. I’m a busy working mom and sometimes it’s easier to eat a package of graham crackers than an actual meal. But I know that’s not what my body needs. It’s time to start making healthier choices – even on the fly.

And of course, I’d like to try to focus on my fitness more. But I’m not stressing about it. In my opinion, exercise should be a stress¬†reliever, not a stress inducer.¬†I’ll gradually start running more. I’ll start doing more yoga. And more weight training. Not today. But soon. And I’m okay with that.

 

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  1. Liz

    You look great. I don’t know why you didn’t want to post your pictures. Great job. :)

  2. You look great! I think continuing with the series really is a great reminder that no two pregnancies (or post-pregnancy weight loss journeys) are ever the same!

  3. Erika

    It’s so weirdly amazing how our bodies react to things – even to the same thing yet so different. When I was pregnant I gained 16 pounds yet I lost 32 – without even trying as that was a week postpartum. It’s been 17 months and I’m still down from my prepregnancy weight but I think that will actual benefit me when we get pregnant again. I know everybody says the number doesn’t matter – and I don’t think it does either but that doesn’t mean we don’t look at the number (or even wonder what it is).

  4. Um, are you in my office? I forgot to grab breakfast and had a pack of graham crackers in my desk…so that’s what I ate :)

    I actually feel the same way. I’m now below my pre-pregnancy weight (still a few pounds to go until my goal weight) and other than breastfeeding and some light activity every day, I have not done much. Now that I’m getting back into running and working out, I wonder if that weight loss will stall…

  5. Jen

    It’s hard to work full time, give adequate time to each of your children, and fullfil fitness goals. Good for you on doing what you can and giving yourself time.

  6. You look AMAZING!!! I was going to try to come run tomorrow morning, but I have to close at work tonight, so I likely won’t be getting home until 1:00am. I’m thinking that running on like 5 hours of sleep is a bad idea :(

  7. I think you look amazing! Have you ever tried mixing pilates into your workout regimen’s? I started taking reformer pilates classes from a lady named Deecembra back when I belonged to a gym 2 years ago (she now has her own pilates studio in Tampa, Diamond Pilates, and I go at least twice a week). I had been doing cardio and some weight training but after a few months of mixing in the reformer pilates classes, I was more toned than I have ever been. I also met a woman who had been taking classes from her for some time and through her pregnancy, and then after she gave birth. I have never seen someone get their body back so fast! So that’s been some additional inspiration for me to keep going with it for someday when I have a baby :) I know she does free classes for first time students to try, I would highly recommend it, especially if you’re looking to take overall fitness to the next level (warning though: it’s very addictive! ha). You look amazing, keep it up girl!

  8. Tiera

    You look Amazing!! the hard work pays off

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