This weekend we decided to escape the heat to my parents air conditioned lake house.

It was already hot on our way up! Definitely a good decision on our part.

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Now that Hunter’s 2 months old, that also means it’s been 2 month since I gave birth. So how did I do on my 1 month post baby body goals? Let’s see.

  • get back to teaching my twice weekly classes (cycle and body pump) and hopefully add another–I’m back to teaching my regular classes and subbing at least 1 class (but usually 2-3 classes) a week.
  • go for a sprint run–DONE!
  • get back to pre-baby body pump weights (shouldn’t take long since I was actually already pregnant when I started teaching body pump–DONE in no time and I’ve already increased my chest, back and bicep weights.
  • see some type of weight loss, I’m not putting a number here, but just seeing it start to go in the downward direction would be nice–originally I thought I had gained 40 pounds at the end of my pregnancy, but looking back on week 39, I had gained 45. Although I haven’t seen the number change from month 1 to 2, I now know I’ve lost 20, with 25 pounds still to go.
  • exercise at least 4 times a week – 2 strength and 2 cardio (in addition to my regular dog walks)–DONE! Except for dog walks. Poor Joe hasn’t been getting as much exercise. Working out four times a week has been easy to do with teaching.

I don’t see too much change in the pictures from month 1 to 2, but just a couple days ago I could begin to notice a difference in my arms, which makes sense. The way my body gains weight is in my lower half, then when I begin to loss weight it starts in my upper body.

And as far as seeing a change with my weight going down, I have a feeling it’s going to begin this month. Weight loss and breastfeeding is this tricky balance. Plus when you throw in exercise it’s even more complicated. I eat when I’m hungry, and want to make sure I eat enough to keep my milk supply going and have energy to workout. All those things need a lot of fuel… just finding that balance is key.

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2 month post baby body goals

  • begin running with Hunter in the stroller once, but hopefully twice a week (got the okay from his pediatrician!)
  • start to see some weight loss
  • limit beer and/or wine to the weekend for special occasions (I think this will really help, I’ve been enjoying wine or beer many nights throughout the week)
  • begin incorporating a short, high intensity workout at home once a week (less than 20 minutes)

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I feel pretty good about these goals, and I’m super excited to see how running with a stroller goes! That’s part of my Monday plan.

With the weight loss it’s not so much about the #, I’m just excited to fit back into more of my old clothes.

Have you had to find that balance between weight loss and breastfeeding? And is it super hot where you are too?

Heather

0 thoughts on “2 month post baby body goals”

  1. I adore running with Kay and I know you’ll love it too! Keep pushing girl! I had so much trouble with balancing eating with the breast feeding- I always found if I pulled back too much, my milk disappeared!

  2. I’ve experienced major weight loss while breastfeeding my last two, between exercise and eating super super healthy. But I think the eating for me was definitely key, I have to be careful though because I still need to make sure I’m getting enough healthy fats to keep my supply up, Eden is now 7 months old and I’m still breastfeeding, I love sitting on my butt burning calories 🙂 haha, but a lot of women are against trying to lose weight while breastfeeding but I’ve never had a problem, I think it’s a great opportunity to help burn that extra fat from pregnancy! And yes it’s sooo hot here in Pennsylvania, I sweat just eating!

    1. I’m definitely not against losing weight while breast feeding, as long as my milk stays good the whole time. It’s great to hear that it worked well for you!

  3. Super hot here in Buffalo NY! Oh and I totally agree with the limiting alcohol to weekends for special occasions. That has definitely helped my weight loss too (not baby weight, just weight).

  4. I don’t know if it’s anything I did or if I was just lucky but I was able to lose all my baby weight plus some. I could definitely tell on the days I didn’t eat enough or drink enough that my supply was lower. Once I started working out again I had to increase my food intake a bit more – but in a healthy way and not by candy bars 🙂 My son will be a year old in two weeks(!) so now I’m starting to wean myself which I’m finding hard to wean from the extra food so hopefully I can do it without gaining too much weight back.

    1. That would be tricky… just gotta find that balance! And again, glad to hear another mama had great weight loss while breast feeding. I think it’s definitely individualized per person. I’ll just have to see where I fall in 🙂

  5. Was the post-baby getting back in shape something that you worried about beforehand? If so, how did you deal with it? In the fitness world, we get so used to our bodies as they are, as we have crafted them with our own time and sweat and pain. What is it like to go back into the same settings with a different body?

    1. I wouldn’t say it was a big worry, more just something I knew I’d want to do and actually looked forward to. That’s kind of interesting to think about, going back into the fitness world with a different body than before. I actually hadn’t given that much thought since I know i’ll be able to get back to where I was, or similar to before. We’ll just see how long it’ll take 🙂

  6. I swear we are the exact same person just like 2 weeks apart. I lost a lot of weight initially, 25 out of the 30 some odd pounds, I haven’t lost a single pound since then. I’m watching what I eat but not being very restrictive as I had to go back to work full time and have started running too. I feel like I’ve lost weight with the increased activity but was shocked to see the scale didn’t even budge. A little disheartening when you aren’t eating everything in sight! You help me to keep it in perspective that I’m not the only one in this boat.

    1. Isn’t it funny how the body works? I totally feel like I’m losing now (or at least shrinking a bit), but it’ll be interesting to see what the scale says at the end of the month. You sure aren’t the only one in this boat!

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