Body After Baby {3 Months}

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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This post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok as part of the Body After Baby series.

Wow! That was a quick month! I can’t believe I am already writing this next Body After Baby post, and my little dude is 3 months old. Where does the time go?

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It was a whirlwind four weeks for sure, so here’s a recap of how I am progressing with my weight loss and fitness goals.


I’m down 3 pounds from last month, which I am pretty pumped about. Breastfeeding is definitely helping to burn off the pounds, but I also cleaned up my diet quite a bit. Ok, well, I ate a bunch of donuts and drank a lot of sangria, but my overall diet was pretty healthy””lots of veggies, lean protein, healthy fats””all that good stuff. I’ve also kept a pretty consistent exercise schedule, but, as we all know, you can’t out train a bad diet!

My pre-pregnancy weight: 130-133

My weight at 41 weeks: 172

My weight 1 week postpartum: 152

My weight 2 weeks postpartum: 145

My weight 1 month postpartum: 142

My weight 2 months postpartum: 140

My weight 3 months postpartum: 137


I’m getting there! Mal even said that it looks like I am “back in shape,” which was the nicest compliment ever.

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I’m feeling great and almost like my old self again. I’m not 100% back to my pre-pregnancy fitness level, and I know it’ll take sometime to get there. I’m just happy that I am making progress everyday.

My “Bambi legs” are totally gone. I still feel slow when I run””almost like I can’t sprint””but, again, I think it’ll just take some time to get it back. I am, however, running longer distances (with and without the jogging stroller), and I don’t feel like death! Haha!

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The separation in my abs is mostly healed. About a month after giving birth to Q, I could feel a small separation, but it’s pretty much gone now when I stand. When I am laying on my back, however, I can still feel the gap, and I’ve heard it can take up to a year to fully recover, so I just need to be patient. I’ve slowly started to do ab exercises again””mostly planks and other “drawing in” core stuff””and I might start doing low reps of sit-ups and similar exercises in the coming weeks. We’ll see how things progress with the separation. No rush.


  • Clean up my diet and lay off the treats. Yes, for the most part. I never intended to eat totally “clean” (hello, this blog is called Carrots ‘N’ Cake for a reason), but I ate a lot less junk last month.
  • Track my calories in MyFitnessPal at least a few days each week. Um. Fail. I entered my calories for 1.5 days. I dunno. Counting calories just isn’t for me.
  • Eat eggs for breakfast more often. Yes! I ate eggs most mornings, and the savory + protein helped me better deal with mid-morning cravings and ward off hunger until lunchtime.
  • Work out 5 times per week. Yes! I {heart} exercise!
  • Cover 10,000 steps most days of the week. Yes-ish. I have the Jawbone UP24, which is awesome (review coming soon), so I track my daily steps using it. I didn’t hit 10,000 every day, but I did more often last month than previous months. I also had a lot of 8,000-9,000 days, which were pretty close. I even had a 12,000 day!
  • Sleep! Try for 8 hours per night. Nope. I also track my sleep using the Jawbone, and I sometimes hit 8 hours, but most of the time, it’s more like 5-7 hours.
  • Do 5 consecutive Toes-to-Bar. No, but I was close! I did 4 in a row a few different times. This skill is coming along and, truthfully, I didn’t work on it as much as I should have. But, hey, at least I made some progress!
  • Do 10 consecutive Kipping Pull-ups. Yep! In a WOD even!


Sunday meal prep – I know this is key for me when it comes to eating well.

Make a workout plan for each week – Now that Mal is back at school, and I don’t have the freedom to exercise whenever I want anymore, I plan to make a workout schedule for each week. That way, I can plan some fun workouts for Q and me and stick to my schedule.

Register for a 10K – I’m slowly increasing my mileage and feeling pretty good, so now I want to race. I found a 10K at the end of October that I want to run; I just need to commit and register for it!

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