Daily Archives: March 4, 2015
|March 4, 2015||Posted by Holly Marie under Body After Baby|
At the start of February I started working out with The Fit Tutor completing the 8 Week Get-Fit Program. I discussed the hardship over the past year and a half as I struggled to deal with my body during breastfeeding. My body worked differently than the other stories you hear- and that is okay, just would’ve like to know that I was not alone. After nearly a year I broke down and saw specialists. They all thought I clearly had hypothyroidism with what I was eating and with what I was doing to work out- nothing made sense. So after four specialists. An added vitamin- rock it B12-and finding out I have massive amounts of food allergies(now we know where Raymond gets it from-sorry buddy)- I was told that at least I’m not crazy. I was doing everything-and I mean EVERYTHING right.
But I digress.
As soon as Emma Marie decided to wean at 15 months old I lost 10-15 pounds a month. A month.
SO yep- my body was a bad a** breast-milk-making machine. Now I’m not one to say breast is best. If you know anything about my story with both of my littles it is a tale of two extremes. So rock it bottle mommas-I’ve been there too.
When I started Allison’s Program I was stuck on a plateau-number wise and fitness wise.
As a mom of a toddler and preschooler I tend to not have much free time during the day and thought that where I was-was the best it was going to get. Which frankly, was not a bad place to be in-BUT I have a different heart and I really want to make sure that I get to watch both my babies grow up.
Being fit is more important than being thin.
Always has-always will be.
Goodness just four weeks in and I am feeling strong. Stronger than I have in YEARS. Goodness does pregnancy do a number on your body.
But after working out every other day for the past month I am now seeing abs. ABS PEOPLE. And I fit into all of my college clothes. Those flare leg pants look awesome… someone please tell me I can wear them??? Making a comeback? Yes?!?
Grainy iPhone pictures are exactly what you wanted to see. Well frankly this is way out of my comfort zone for this blog-but I wanted to show you what was working for me. The workouts are working. They are challenging in the best way possible. I feel the burn nightly.
You see that slight curvature on the belly-not holding anything in(need to be honest-WHAT?!? Honesty on the Internet?!? Yes.) And that my dear friends is the result of my lovely coffee creamer. If I eat any dairy I immediately bloat out. You should see me after eating gluten AND dairy. Five months pregnant. I wish I was kidding. But I know myself and I love coffee-soooo this is a reality.
As for numbers I am down ten pounds in this month. No more plateau for me! I will give you all of the numbers-before and after- at the end of the 8 Week Get-Fit Program. Please know that I am not trying to lose to get to a certain number- I am trying to get leaner and build up my muscle mass. I miss my muscles.
One month in and I can do 45 real push-ups in a row.
I should have done a fitness test to give you a real show of just how much stronger I am… that would’ve been thinking. Like in PE at school.
Let’s just say I was shaking in my boots with 8 real push-ups at the start of February.
Let me know if you have any questions!
What time do you workout? I work out at night right after Em and Raymond go to sleep. I love being able to workout in silence.
What are your fitness goals? I want to work in more family fun-runs-like The Color Run!
Would love to hear from you!