Body After Baby {3 Months}

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.

MY WEIGHT

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

PROGRESS PICS

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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MY FITNESS LEVEL

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.

REVIEW OF LAST MONTH’S GOALS

  • 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!

GOALS FOR NEXT MONTH

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!

79 Comments

  1. You look incredible! Good for you for taking care such good care of yourself during and post-pregnancy so you can be at your best health and the best mother possible. Healthy habits rub off on kids too!

  2. Tina! You look great! You are making such amazing progress! Especially for how little your cute babe still is. My baby girl is 13 months old and I have 10 lbs to go, unfortunately I gained a bit more weight than you did when I was pregnant. Lesson learned lol. Awesome goals too, you are almost there!

  3. I have the Jawbone UP, couldn’t get the 24 cuz my old iPhone doesn’t support it. But I LOVE the tracking!!! I am kind of addicted to it 🙂 I have found that realistically, I can’t get anymore than 7 hrs of sleep most nights. Kids are too needy, even when they should be sleeping. Plus, I have to get up early (4:30) if I want to go to CrossFit. Sigh… I remember I used to sleep in on weekends too, but I don’t know what that feels like anymore!

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