Sunday, November 4, 2012

Postpartum- Week 2


Results from Saturday November 3...

Arm: same
Chest: same
Waist: 34 1/2
Hips: 36 1/4
Leg: 20 1/8
Calf: same

Weight: 136.5

Compared to last week this means I lost 1.5 pounds, 3/4 inch on my waist, 1/4 inch on my hips, and a not quite a 1/2 inch on my leg.

What I'm doing....
- Drinking a lot of water
- Still nursing and pumping a lot
- Tupler elevators exercises (7-10) each day
- Eating at least a couple servings of vegetables and fruits each day

Yesterday I did my first workout. It was about 25 minutes. I got on my workout ball and did back lifts to strengthen my mid and lower back. I did push-ups off the ball and leg lifts to strengthen my pelvic floor, thighs, and glutes. Then I did part of a Turbo Jam workout but kept my movements low and did no jumping. I finished with pelvic lift exercises and stretching. Then I had part of a protein shake with organic no sugar added soy milk and fruit. Today I do not feel like I overdid at all. Feel good and no soreness. Wahoo!

I found measurements for myself from 2009, before I got pregnant with Abigail (who measures themselves consistently over the years?? Well, I guess an Elite Trainer does, hehe). I was encouraged. The main area to work on is the expected, midsection. I have about 4 inches to go on my waist and only a little more than an inch on my hips. So it's nice to see where I was before I started my journey of pregnancy and motherhood :)

If you've had a baby recently or are pregnant then remember to keep up workouts (if no restrictions) and lifting weights because MUSCLE BURNS FAT. My body is making fast progress because I kept up those workouts and worked between pregnancies to build muscle and reduce body fat. Your body will thank you for keeping up with exercise during pregnancy!


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