October 2016 Moms

Fitness

Here we can discuss how we are getting back into shape. What type of workouts are you doing?  Any special diet?  What is working for you?

Re: Fitness

  • BFing has helped me a great deal in keeping my weight down considering how much extra I'm eating to maintain my supply. I'm also on a dairy/tomato free diet because S has an allergy so I'm sure that has helped some. Prior to going back to work I was walking almost everyday with S and doing some light ab work since I had a C section. Now that I'm back at work I've been doing some stairs and some ab work while sitting at my desk. I've definitely lost a lot of muscle and need to work on getting that back. My biggest issue is finding good food that is fast to make that I can eat that doesn't contain dairy or tomato. And also coming up with recipes for the whole family to eat. 
  • Bf helped me lose the baby weight pretty quick. All my clothes fit and I'm happy with that, but I've lost SO much muscle! I bought a new bikini last week and I'll definitely wear it proudly, but there's a few areas that could use some toning (mainly outer thigh/flutes). I've been taking the baby on walks in the stroller and doing lunges and jump squats to help with that. 

    I need to to do better on eating healthier. I eat pretty well, but give in to sweets so much! And because I weigh less than I did prepregnancy, I excuse it. I've got to get a better mentality and remind myself that even if I don't gain weight due to breastfeeding, eating healthier will help tone those areas above.
    Ladybug2821
  • Glutes not flutes haha
    AllyTheKid
  • @fitlady21 I feel like I wrote your post. I'm down from my pre pregnancy weight also but a lot of that is from loss of muscle. I also will eat junk sometimes and think it's ok because I'm down on pounds. But I think I've been doing better with that now since I can't eat all the sweets because of dairy. 
  • @Ladybug2821

    Haha maybe I should give up dairy too! I keep telling myself I'm going to go cold turkey and give up sweets.. just haven't done it yet.
  • I literally just finished a cookie for breakfast before reading this. Ugh.

    Well, I'm up 35lbs from pre-pregnancy weight. I had lost a bit, then gave into sugar and laziness. I was 115 pretty pregnancy, I am now between 145 and 150 consistently. I don't want to be 115 again, I was looking at old pictures of me with FI, and I looked sick. And then HE said I looked sick, but never told me that beforehand =/ 
    I'm kinda digging my new curves and booty, just not the little tummy and dimples that go along with it so I think I'm going to focus more on toning than losing, because I think I can make this weight look pretty good if I could just "smooth it out". Cardio is inevitable if I want to lose the belly, but it's not my main focus.
    I'll eventually get back to doing my BBL. I had been wearing a waist trainer, but only committed for 3 full days. I just need to get motivtated! This pretty spring weather is helping at least.
  • It's so hard to stay motivated! @AllyTheKid How tall are you? 115 sounds so tiny!
  • @fitlady21 5'3", I'm on the shorter side so that weight would be tinier on a taller lady I'd imagine. 
    I can not for the life of me remember how I stayed motivated before... I've been there/done that, what's the deal now?? Haha
  • I wish I could have a cookie. Admittedly, I didn't gain very much during pregnancy. But I also had GD so I've been on a diet since 28 weeks for one reason or another. 
    AllyTheKid
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    I'm looking forward to nicer weather to get outside to exercise. I'd like to shed 10 pounds by the summer. I could be doing workout videos indoors but meh going to wait it out. I eat relatively healthy and am on a huge 
    Kombucha kick right now which is healthy yet delicious. 
    Ladybug2821AllyTheKid
  • I love Kombucha!! But sadly I researched it and read that I shouldn't drink it while nursing.
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    @fitlady21  Ugh! Glad you mentioned this because honestly it didn't even occur to me to research this. I will also be abstaining now until I am done BF. I was thinking V was constipated from the banana she was eating lately but now after a quick google search I see it could be from Kombucha. 
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