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3 months post baby body goals

by Heather

It’s hard to believe 3 months have already passed since our little man arrived. I’m excited to see how I did on my goals from 2 months. I haven’t looked at them since I wrote the post, and I’m pretty sure I forgot about one of them.

First, the pictures!

Looking back at the previous couple months I can start to see some changes happening, which is nice. Mostly in my arms and a bit in the middle. The tummy’s still squishy, but a little less than before.

Jacob needs to work on his picture taking skills… they’re a little blurry. Not cool Jacob. Not cool.

This is really the one you wanna see… baby!

Okay, enough distractions, here’s how I did on my 2 month goals.

  • begin running with Hunter in the stroller once, but hopefully twice a week (got the okay from his pediatrician!) – most weeks I’ve gone once with him, then once running intervals on the treadmill. Last week however, zero running happened
  • start to see some weight loss – I am! I’m down about 3 pounds from the month before
  • 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) – I’ve been doing this too… maybe that’s part of the reason I saw a change in the scale
  • begin incorporating a short, high intensity workout at home once a week (less than 20 minutes) – totally forgot about this one, but I’m going to plan one for tomorrow morning!

I feel pretty good about how I did on my goals. Time for some new ones though.

  • Continue with the running and limiting of alcohol.
  • Start incorporating the short, high intensity workouts at home. They’ll be good for the weekends when I tend to not exercise as much, or just don’t feel like taking much time to exercise.
  • Prep more mini meals to easily and quickly grab. This is going to help me make better choices than a bowl or two of cereal every day when I get super hungry after waiting too long to eat. I need to get back on my eat every 3 hours schedule. Helps me keep my energy up and feel good.
  • Find the P90X DVDs and add in some of those workouts. I really like the challenge, and want to be able to do a pull up again.
  • My brother is doing P90X right now, so he has a pull up bar in his house. A couple weeks ago we were there and Jacob and him were being all guyish checking to see how many pull ups they could do. I tried to be all cool and do a chin up, thinking I still could, and I barely budged up the bar! At 5 months pregnant I could still do one, so for some reason in my head I thought I’d be able to. Wrong. Now I really want to be able to do one again, so that’s a goal for this month.
  • Since I’m now starting to see the scale move down, continue with that. Slow and steady wins the race. 🙂

Those are my goals… now time to find those DVDs!

How’s your weekend going? We’re seeing lots of family and friends which is super nice + the extra time with Jacob (love holiday weekends!) has been awesome.

Lastly, thank you all for your sweet comments on my new job + cutting down on posting. They warmed my heart. 🙂

Have a great one!


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Carly @ Snack Therapy September 1, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Good job on achieving last month’s goals. But the real congratulations has to be for making such a darling baby! What a big guy!

Fit Mama September 1, 2012 - 9:38 pm

He’s getting so big, it’s crazy!

lindsay September 1, 2012 - 7:32 pm

you look great friend! beautiful mama. and 3 months already? whoa!

Fit Mama September 1, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Thanks girl 🙂

Lauren September 2, 2012 - 4:23 am

You look fantastic lady! <3 xoxo

Fit Mama September 2, 2012 - 7:13 am

Thanks Lauren 🙂

Corina September 2, 2012 - 4:27 am

Congratulations on doing so well with your goals so far.

Fit Mama September 2, 2012 - 7:14 am

Hoping they continue on!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 2, 2012 - 5:43 am

You’re looking great! Your legs look a lot leaner as well!

Fit Mama September 2, 2012 - 7:14 am

Thanks Chelsey… those sprints help with that!

Kaitlyn September 2, 2012 - 5:53 am

Love your goals! I would LOVE to be able to do a pull up – I’ve never been able too! Do you have any tips for building up to it? I already do some assisted pull-ups, but never a “real” one. 🙂

Fit Mama September 2, 2012 - 7:19 am

Yup I do… and it sounds like you’re already on the way there with the assisted pull ups. When I first started trying to do them I’d have a chair by my feet to assist me, and as I went along I’d use less and less feet to help me get up. Every once in a while I’d try to do a pull up on my own and I eventually got there. I can’t remember exactly how long it took me to get there, but with P90X I was doing pull ups once a week… so maybe 4-6 weeks? Just gotta keep working at it and you’ll get there!

Erica September 2, 2012 - 10:02 am

You definitely are looking good girl! I was amazed how long the “line” down the middle of my belly stayed around! Your little peanut melts my heart!

Fit Mama September 2, 2012 - 10:22 am

How long did it stay around? I figured it’d eventually go away, just hadn’t really thought about when.

He totally melts my heart too 🙂

Danielle September 2, 2012 - 9:33 pm

What information did your doctor give you for running with the new little one? I am 36 wks and would love to run as soon as possible, but I’ve heard you aren’t supposed to until the baby is 6 months. What is your advise? Thank you. Great blog!

Fit Mama September 2, 2012 - 9:52 pm

I checked with Hunter’s pediatrician on it at his two month appointment, and since I have the infant car seat that snaps into the jogging stroller she said it was okay, especially since he has really good head control. As an extra precaution I roll up a couple blankets and put them on each side of his head to keep it from moving around, but I’ve only ran with him on smooth flat ground, so it doesn’t move much. I’d just get the a-okay from the pediatrician before going out with the little one. Congrats on your pregnancy!

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner September 2, 2012 - 9:44 pm

I know you can attain your goals. You can do it! 🙂

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