Friday, June 11, 2010
11 Months Postpartum
I truly can't believe it's been 11 months since I've given birth. It really feels like it was yesterday. I remember every little feeling and every small detail. It was one of the best moments (days) of my life!
Pre-pregnancy weight: 116 lbs
Weight when I gave birth: 145 lbs
Weight now: 115 lbs
I feel great! I've lost all of my baby weight but still my body does not look the same. I get comments all the time, "you look so great!", "you got your skinny figure back!" and I always say, "thank you but you don't see me naked!" It's the truth. I feel as though my hips have been permanently widened from being pregnant. As weird as this one may sound, I feel as if my rib cage is wider. It could be that my boobs are bigger but my shirts are not fitting like they use to. They seem so much shorter. All my extra small shirts have made their way to other family members or to Goodwill. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I'm very thankful to have lost all the weight really fast and to feel great. I'm just amazed how your body does not go completely back to "normal" after having a baby. It's weird but at least I get to shop for some new clothes!
I'm working out as much as a mom of an 11 month old can do. Claire and I try to walk every single day and then in the evenings Eric, Claire and I will go on another walk. So I'm trying to stay active. I did buy the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred workout video and try to do it a couple times a week. I only like doing it when Claire naps. I don't like doing it at night, when Eric's home because I cherish our family time together and during the week it's only for a couple hours a night we actually get to spend together before heading to bed. Holding Claire doesn't hurt - it's a nice arm workout!
I've really been trying to eat better. Smaller meals, with better/healthier food. Don't get me wrong, I still splurge. I love my ice cream!! I just try not and eat it all too often! I just have a major sweet tooth, it's bad. When I wants sweets, I have to have them! I've learned how to give in, in the right way! Will power comes in very handy!
All in all, I'm pretty happy with my weight and how I look. Do I miss my petite pre-pregnancy body; of course, who wouldn't. I try not to worry too much about it because I plan on having more kids (hopefully 3 more) in the near future. I just want to be healthy and keep my weight down before each kid. I like the motto, "it takes 9 months to put on the weight, give it 9 months to take off the weight!"