I’m back in my “skinny” jeans (translation: The only pair of pants I own that actually fit my body pre-pregnancy…I buy everything too big, hence not having to buy maternity clothes). I was gonna have a picture of me in said jeans, but Ian can’t hold a camera yet. I’m very happy about this at 7 weeks postpartum, although the bod is still different (read: Jiggly, especially tummy, duh, butt and thighs) and yes, the skinny jeans have lycra in them. It still counts.
I do not know how much I weigh now. I don’t know how much weight I gained during the pregnancy. I think, given my history of disordered eating, that this is for the best. My first priority is nourishing my child, so how/what/when/where I eat and how I move my body is based on what is best for Ian.
I do not have a secret to healthy weight gain while pregnant or zippy weight loss postpartum. I can tell you that I (loosely) monitored my caloric intake during pregnancy, making sure I got 300 extra calories per day, and now that I’m breastfeeding, I’ve upped those calories to 500. I’m not stringent about this, just try to stay aware. And I eat WHATEVER I want. Pepperoni pizza, cookies, cake, fried things…bring it.
I also tried to do some sort of exercise each day during pregnancy (mainly walking, prenatal yoga and this DVD). Before I was expecting, my workouts were definitely more intense, and honestly it felt good to just focus on moving my body and doing things that felt GOOD, rather than pushing myself to the limit.
My current exercise challenge is FINDING TIME. So far, husband and I have gone for several walk/runs and done a few cheesy DVD workouts with husband. He has Ian in the Ergo during these workouts (hilarious, and he gets the carrier nice and sweaty…) so I can focus on
squeezing my ass form.
Today I got some “me” time which meant I could try the Tracy Anderson post pregnancy workout and shower by myself (usually I put Ian on the floor on his changing pad, take my shower, then bring him in with me and hose him down). I know, it’s a glamorous life.
I liked the video. It’s hard. You don’t need any equipment except a mat and 3 pound weights. There’s no jumping. And she’s really pretty. My plan is to do this at least once a week, and hopefully start jogging again as soon as it stops feeling like my bladder’s gonna fall out.