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4 Months Postpartum Update

Posted Jun 06 2014 2:00pm

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get the weekend started, especially since my husband and I (and Mirella) are going to the coast for a couple of nights to celebrate our anniversary! I can’t believe it will be 9 years already…crazy how fast the time has gone!

Anyhow, it’s been awhile since I posted an update on getting back into my pre-pregnancy shape , so I thought it was time for another one. It has been almost 4 months since I gave birth to Mirella , and I’m slowly, but surely getting back to where I was before I got pregnant. I’m seeing more changes in my body, fitting into my clothes better and continuing to feel stronger everyday. The latter is the most important to me, so I’m glad to see faster improvements in that area!

So, here are my stats (and some pictures, even though I’m not one for taking pictures of myself ):

4 months postpartum

Current weight: 128

10 Weeks Postpartum: 134

Pre-pregnancy: 118

Final pregnancy weight: 156

Even though I’m trying not to dwell on the scale and focus more on how my clothes fit, it is nice to see the number on the scale drop. I’ve lost 6 pounds since my last update, so only a little bit more to go!

I’m doing CrossFit out of our home gym 5 days a week, and with my husband’s new work schedule, I’ve been getting up with him at 5:30 a.m. every morning to get my workout done before the kids wake up. I love starting my day with a good workout and I feel more energized because of it! Aside from CrossFit, I’ve been making a point to take our BOB stroller and walk or jog to do errands around town, i.e. post office, library, pharmacy, etc, to get in some additional exercise. I love being active and any way I can fit in a little exercise, the better!

For my workouts, my strength is definitely improving. I’m able to do about 5 consecutive handstand push ups again, I can deadlift 175 and clean 115 pounds. I still need to work on my endurance, especially to improve my Fran time! I still have a ways to go to get my fitness level where it was prior to getting pregnant, but it feels good to be making progress.

Exercise is only part of the equation. As you saw from my most recent  What I Ate Wednesday  post, I aim to eat whole foods, fresh produce, healthy fats, lots of protein and a moderate amount of whole grains. I’m not counting calories, but I’m eating how I usually eat. My husband and I eat healthy 90-95% of the time, with the occasional splurge the rest of the time (tots!). I still drink a hoppy beer or glass of wine (or two) at night as my daily nightcap. It’s not a diet; it’s a way of life that works for us and I plan to stick with it.

So, there you have it. I’m excited to keep on trekking and post more updates as I get back into my pre-pregnancy shape!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Questions:

What is your favorite time to workout?

How do you stay fit?

Do you follow the scale or how your clothes fit as a way to measure your progress towards getting in shape?

 

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