After I had my daughter, I thought I'd quickly lose my pregnancy weight from breastfeeding, like my sister did. After all, I ate healthy and exercised throughout my pregnancy and planned to continue the same healthy lifestyle post pregnancy (I did take 6 weeks off from exercising after giving birth to recover as the doctor recommended). Unfortunately, I quickly discovered that my sister's body and mine responded very differently.
Since it was the middle of winter when I was able to return to my exercising and my new darling daughter was an extremely high needs baby, DVDs were my only source for working out. I started slowly. I had no idea what great shape I was in before I got pregnant until I found myself huffing and puffing to keep up with some basic routines. Anyway, it took a couple of months to regain my former fitness level. Still, no matter what I did, I couldn't lose more than a 1-1/2 pounds a month.
Finally, at 8 months postpartum with the last 5-6 pounds left to lose and a post-pregnancy pouch, I was determined to find a solution. One day I happened to catch an infomercial forTurbo Jam. It looked like a fun workout, and the before and after shots of theTurbo Jam converts were pretty impressive. Since I was getting bored with my other workout DVDs, I figured a few new ones would keep me motivated.
It was the best investment I ever made. Not only did I lose the remaining baby weight in about a month, but I also got my toned abs back in no time. The best part is I really enjoy the workouts. I only exercise for 30-45 minutes a day and my body is in better shape now than before I got pregnant. The music is invigorating, the instructor is upbeat, and the kickboxing, body sculpting and other great moves really gives a great overall workout.
It's been almost a year since I started using theTurbo Jam videos, and honestly, I am still faithfully using them daily. While my sister just had baby #2 a few months ago and is already back down to size 2 again by doing nothing more than breastfeeding, I am still thankful that a little sweat and perseverance each morning pay offs for me.