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Post Baby Body: 9 Month Postpartum

Posted Jul 03 2012 9:11am

Gosh I’m getting behind in these updates. I took pictures and measurements 2 weeks ago and have yet to post them. I’m not sure why exactly, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I’m comfortable with where my body is now. My goals no longer focus around weight loss, so a pound up or down doesn’t excite me like it did when I had 30 to lose.

9 month postpartum body- front view

I want to continue towards goals, but goals of running a 10k and of being able to get through the multiple boat and canoe poses in yoga without retreating to being sprawled out on the floor.

9 month postpartum body- side view b

After month 8’s increase in weight, I changed nothing. I remember feeling bloated and didn’t feel like it was a true weight gain as a result of an unhealthy habit. I figured I’d wait and see what month 9 brought. Now I’ve seen that month 9 brought back my new normal.

  8 months 9 months difference
r arm 10.5” 10” -.5”
waist 28” 27.5” -.5”
around belly 29.5” 29” -.5”
hips 36.5” 36.5” 0
r thigh 21.5” 21” -.5”
r calf 12.5” 12.5” 0
weight 115 lbs 112 lbs -3 lbs

 

Through this process I’ve learned that numbers mean less and less to me and I’m much more interested in the intangibles: the way I feel, the energy I have and the quality of sleep I get. Eating clean (most of the time Winking smile) and exercising happen to get me the highest quality of these intangibles and it just so happens that a healthy weight and measurements are a byproduct. Not to say I don’t enjoy the byproduct. I love that I feel confident wearing shorts and holding Hailey on my hip.

9 month postpartum body- front view 2

If I could find an effective way to target my upper thighs, I’d still do it, because goodness knows I don’t think I have the perfect body. But I’m happily comfortable in my own skin. Like it’s been said before, strong is the new skinny!

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