Monday, May 7, 2012

Baby Fat ( an update)

need to remind myself of this daily

Okay so I'm 10 weeks (going on 11) postpartum and I am feeling MUCH better than I was here.
It's amazing how a few extra hours of sleep, some great workouts to create/boost the endorphins and time have completely changed my attitude.
I'm only 4 weeks into my post baby body revolution as I had to wait for the 6 week "ok" from the doc but I definitely see the changes.
And I am thrilled about it.
I started out doing Lindsay Brin's Post-Natal Boot Camp and that was great for the first week but I have zero patience and wanted results fast.
So I stepped it up to Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred.
She kicked my tail so hard the first week I took Friday, Saturday & Sunday off to recover.
But I got back on the wagon soon enough and graduated all the way to level 3.
Still I was not satisfied with my overall progress.
I could see changes but at the same time it  is was like nothing was happening.
So I started doing it every day instead of every other day.
I then threw in an evening workout of Bootylicious Buns twice a week.
Keep in mind that I am "semi" dieting as its really hard for me to count calories and be concerned with how often I'm eating as I am ravenous while nursing.
But I have been making better food choices and trying not to do so much mindless snacking 'just because it's there'. 
Last week I sent Babe to Target on his way home to pick up Jillian's No More Trouble Zones DVD as I was convinced that those saddle bags and semi muffin top were what was holding me back from my skinny jeans.
It's 40 min. y'all.  A very long 40 minutes.
A far cry from my quick 20 minute shreds.
I thought I was going to die.
But I kept at it.
And this week I did it all five days and I have to say......what a difference a week makes!
Holy Cow!
Now don't get me wrong I still have some chubb I can stand to lose but the inches in the mid section and thigh area are whittling away!
I was able to put on a pair of skinny jeans I haven't worn in almost a year today and they looked pretty good (according to my husband).
A year y'all. Seriously so excited.
This afternoon I decided I was going to really push myself since I'm supposed to put on a bathing suit next weekend for my mother's day trip to Glen Ivy, so I swung by Target yet again and got Jillian's Banish Fat Boost Metabolism.
I'm going to mix that in with the Trouble Zones and am hoping for stellar results.
I've given myself a deadline of my birthday (June 9th) to be in my skinniest of jeans if possible.
I don't think that's too crazy of a thing.
I got a little crazy this evening and decided to attempt to get into my cute new boyfriend jeans and I did it!
If I lose a few more pounds they will be perfect so now I'm really motivated.
And I have to say I'm really proud of myself.
It's a pain to drag myself out of bed at the crack of dawn, put on workout gear and cue up the DVD player but the results are rather inspiring.
I don't have any delusions of being at my pre-wedding weight by my birthday (cuz let's be honest a lot of that was stress) nor am I going to push myself to get there quickly but I will be fit and healthy by then.
This weekend I will venture out in a bathing suit for the first time since last August.
First, I must find bathing suit tops that fit my newer, more busty appearance and then I just have to gain the confidence to rock it!!

So wish me luck on this week's workout endeavor.
I have no doubt it will kick my butt.
I just pray that I have the strength and energy to keep it up all week long!


2 comments:

  1. You can do it! That's so awesome that you're so committed to your goal. Just reading "Jillian Michaels" gets my heart racing. The few times I actually got through one of her Shreds was torture. Good for you for being adventurous (and sadistic) enough to try out her other dvds! You've (kinda) inspired me to work out tonight ;-).

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  2. Yay! You are doing such a great job! Keep it up! :)

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