Saturday, October 27, 2012

Postpartum- Week 1


Alright, it's already time to start getting back my pre-preggo body again. Hopefully my journey will encourage and enable other wonderful women to have a healthy body as well after having a baby. I've learned that your body goes through SO MANY changes...during pregnancy and after pregnancy that you just don't know about, or expect, and it can be overwhelming. BUT don't get discouraged because there is hope to feeling like yourself and looking like "yourself" again :)

Weight Pre-baby #2 ... 125

Ending Weight baby #2 (38 weeks and couple days) ... 154

Week 1 Stats

Monday October 22...4 days post-delivery

Arm: 10
Chest: 36 1/2
Waist: 37 1/2
Hips: 37
R thigh: 20 1/2
R calf: 12

BMI: 25.5
Weight: 144

Week 1 Pics...try not to be disgusted...FIRST PAIR OF PANTS TO FIT INTO

Saturday October 27

Arm: 10
Chest: 36
Waist: 35 1/4
Hips: 36 1/2
R thigh: 20 1/2
R Calf: 11 3/4

BMI: 24.5
Weight: 138

Week 1...9 days post-delivery

So in 5 days I have dropped pretty rapidly, losing 2 1/4 inches on my waist and more in other areas. Some things I'm doing are resting a lot, feeding and pumping a lot, eating more vegetables, eating every 2-3 hours, drinking a lot of water, taking pre-natal vitamins still, and doing a couple ab exercises. I'm just trying to recover. Thankfully I'm desiring more of my healthy diet and don't feel like I'm "forcing" myself to make healthier eating choices. I've still been having sweets cause I'm addicted at the moment but it's a process and I'm working on one thing at a time!

Ab Exercises starting a couple days after delivery (safe for vaginal deliveries). I've been doing the Elevator Exercise (part of Tupler Technique). 5-10 reps a day. You have to do it sitting so I've actually done it in the car or nursing. I've also been doing the exercise Contractions (also TT). Just 50-100 reps a day right now. With that exercise you pull your belly button in and release, which is one contraction. You also just sit for that.

More motivation for me is this shirt I got today at was on clearance, exciting! It's my regular size and doesn't really fit so I'm excited to keep losing (maybe I should take progress pics in this too??)

Be ready for my next update and for when I can exercise for some good info! :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Stephanie. Takes a real woman to show this kind of progress! You are motivation for all of us!