Well…writing this kind of sucks because it means I have to talk about the weight that I gained when I was pregnant…which I really want to just avoid and forget about. It’s embarrassing. Despite working out throughout my pregnancy and eating reasonably healthy (except for the first trimester crazy cravings…eek!) I managed to gain a whopping 65lbs. O.M.G. When I was pregnant I was HUNGRY! My appetite was in overdrive. I felt like a bottomless pit. So despite my best efforts to eat well and stay active, the weight piled on me. So now, I’m 10 days postpartum and down 25 lbs down, with 40 to go to get to my pre pregnancy weight. This sucks. I’ve never been so heavy in my LIFE!
So why am I telling you this? I think it’s important to be honest and transparent. As a fitness coach, you’d think I’d gain the recommended 25-35lbs and lose it in less than 6 weeks. Shoot I wish that were the case. I’ve got a long road ahead of me until I get down to where I feel comfortable, but I guess it’s all a part of the journey. I’m trying to embrace my own advice and feel good about myself NOW, and not when I lose the weight, but it’s hard. We were taking pictures with our precious baby boy and I was having such a hard time looking at myself in the pictures. It doesn’t look like me…
What now? I’m going to continue to breast feed, eat healthy and go on daily walks until I get the ok from my doctor to exercise. Then I’m going to ease myself back into working out. It’s ok if I don’t lose the weight right away…I’ll do my best and forget the rest, as Tony Horton says. I know myself and my body, and I know that I’m very prone to injuries if I jump into a routine too fast or go too hard. So I’ll be working my way up to where I was when I got pregnant.
This wasn’t easy to write, but again, I think it’s important for you to know that I struggle too. I’m not perfect. Gaining weight during pregnancy stinks…but I am blessed to have a beautiful, healthy boy…and I’m going to focus on that right now =)
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