Sooooo, many people may not realize this, but I gained 35 lbs when I was pregnant with my son. YES. 35 pounds! I worked out and ate right the entire pregnancy, so to a gain that much weight was terrifying. I have always had fluctuating weight, but since 2011 I have continued to lose weight and really get into shape. I don’t think many people realize how hard it is to lose baby weight especially if you are not able to breast feed long which is where a lot of calories are burned which obviously helps with additional weight loss. I work a full-time job, traveling occasionally, as well as working opposite shifts from my husband so as you can imagine finding time to work out and eat right can be tricky. I tend to work out either in the early morning before work or on my lunch break at work. It’s taken me TEN months, but I can finally say that I am back down to my pre-baby weight. How did I do this? Diet and exercise! I watch what I eat. I also monitor my portions to ensure that I’m not over-eating. I also put in a few miles a week along with core and weight lifting.
It’s amazing because even when I was pregnant, I was still in the best shape of my life. I was eating healthy, and I was working out 3-4 times a week. In fact, the night my water broke I ran two miles and lifted weights. I ran my first race a month after giving birth and had two PR’s this year for my 5k and 10k. It’s amazing what hard work can do!
To all those other ladies out there struggling to lose that baby weight, don’t give up! It took me 10 months. It may take less or more for others, but the most important thing to remember is that everyone’s body type is different. Don’t give up.
Yay, for FINALLY being at my pre-baby weight!