Daily Archives: March 4, 2015

4 Week Fit Check-In

Body After Babies

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?!?

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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.

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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!