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Post Baby Body: 5 Month Postpartum

Posted Feb 23 2012 7:35am

Now that I’ve posted Hailey’s 5 month update , it’s time for me to post by update as well. Although, to be honest, there isn’t a whole lot to update you on since there wasn’t much change this past month.

front view

Unless you noticed that I shrunk an inch or two Winking smile Guess my camera angle was a bit off.

Let’s start with exercising. For the most part I have a steady routine down of 4-5 days a week. 3 days of Couch to 10k and 1-2 days of pilates. However, since getting sick last Wednesday, I haven’t exercised hard (I did a long walk, but nothing to break a sweat). I’m glad I did. Clearly my body needed rest. But now my body is craving movement. ‘WORK ME OUT’ it’s yelling to me. (that’s what she said…)

side view

Healthy eating has been going really well. There isn’t a whole lot to write about. There are times when I feel like I’m eating a larger portion that I might need, but for the most part, I feel really great about my food choices. I could focus of drinking more water.  Note to self: HYDRATE.

  4 months 5 months difference in the last month difference from right before delivery
r arm 10” 10” 0 .75”
waist 27.5” 27.5” 0 -6”
around belly button 31.5” 31” -.5” -11.5”
hip 36.5” 36.5” 0 -4.5”
r thigh 21.25” 21.25” 0 -2.25”
calf 12.5” 13” +.5” -.5”
weight 114.5 lbs 114 lbs -.5 lbs -29.5 lbs

 

Overall I’m feeling really great, despite the fact that there isn’t much change. I can wear all my pre-pregnancy clothes and I feel like I’m better shape than I ever would have imagined I could be after having a baby. I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made.

However, it doesn’t mean I’m ready to stop challenging myself. I really want to achieve a stronger core and more toned arms (those pesky arms seem to keep my focus). For this next month, I plan on (resuming and) keeping up my Couch to 10k program, as well as adding back in real yoga. (I found a studio that offers CHILD CARE and am stoked about trying them out next week!)

side view 2

I’m .5 lbs away from achieving my pre-pregnancy weight, though, to be honest, I’m not too concerned about the number. I feel great, haven’t had to count calories (not that I’m against it, but just happily surprised that I haven’t had to go there!) and haven’t felt deprived in the slightest.

And even on the days where I notice a bit of extra skin around my belly button, I find it doesn’t bother me. I’m a lean, mean, mommy machine and want my baby girl growing up knowing that being healthy and treating your body well is far more beautiful than being a certain size or shape.

So this month’s focus:

-more water

-yoga

-clean eating (more details manana!)

What’s your focus on this month?

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