Mommy Fitness Blog: it’s a new beginning.

June 1, 2009

My son is going to be five months this week and summer is arriving soon. It’s a new month, a new week and a new morning…time for great reflections as I prepare for the fitness journey ahead.

Well – my weight hit a plateau this past month. While my weight didn’t move, my body still felt different. My waist is smaller, some areas are tighter and clothes (especially jeans) feel a lot better. Even though I still worked out and ate right, I DO have to say: that I could’ve done better. I typcially  have FREE eating weekends (instead of one day) that usually begins around Friday night. Also – even though I work out 5-6 days a week, I don’t weight train consistently or push myself longer or harder during cardio.

Here are my thoughts about these past 5 months since giving birth:

1) I firmly believe you can get back to pre-pregnancy shape within 12 weeks as long as you maintained a good diet and exercise routine.

2) While 20lbs came off almost instantly (I gained 35 pounds) The last 15lbs were actual pounds that I worked to get off! AND that was exercise and eating right.

3) Eating has been the HARDEST thing for me as I am breastfeeding. I never know if I’m eating enough. I also think that exercise HAS effected my milk supply.

4) Getting muscle strength back in my abs have been pretty hard…but  now I see my abs again and am confident that by the end of summer I’ll have a nice four pack.

5) Another BIG challenge is getting up and working out. THIS morning for example, I laid in bed and played with my baby.

SO!!!! My goals are changing now that it is summer time, I am DONE with this plateau, and since I’m partially letting go of breastfeeding. (I’m tired of him suffering because of me!)


1) Drink A LOT of water throughout the day

2) Eat 5-6 small meals

3) Last meal includes NO carbs (less than 10 grams)

4) Lose 2lbs/week

5) Circuit train hard 3x week.

6) Perform abs almost every time I workout (right now I never perform abs)

7) Stretch MORE!

SO! Today I haven’t figured out when I’m going to get to the gym – (even though I’m STILL not that motivated) But, I WILL get it done!

Happy June everyone.

with my son a couple weeks ago at a pool party.

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