Ten months postpartum
My workout schedule:
Monday - 40minute interval training on elliptical machine (250-350 calories burned) and walk 1.5miles (to/from school for Kindergarten pick-up)
Tuesday - 60minute step aerobics and 20minute strength training classes
Wednesday - 60minute Zumba class and walk 1.5miles (to/from school for Kindergarten pick-up)
Thursday - 60minute step aerobics and 20minute strength training classes
Friday - 40minute interval training on elliptical machine (250-350 calories burned) and walk 1.5miles (to/from school for Kindergarten pick-up)
Saturday - rest
Sunday - rest
I'm so grateful my husband doesn't go into work until around 10:30-11am every day as it allows him to be home with Nolan to give him his breakfast, play with him, and put him down for his morning nap. I take Emily to school at 8:20am and am at the gym for my 9:00am classes or to do some cardio alone every day. Not only has it given me more energy but it has me sleeping more soundly, drinking more water, and feeling really great about myself.
I have lost no additional weight this month. I'm am still sitting at 34lbs lost to date.
However, my inch loss is astounding!
Here is a print-screen of my measurements chart:
Most of my clothes are really loose and I can see my stomach flattening out, which really motivates me and has made me feel so great about how hard I've been working.
I have really focused on eating enough whole grains, vegetables, and fruits every day; eating proper portions at each of my six meals; not eating processed foods; watching my fat intake; staying within my calorie allotment each day; and allowing myself to have something I really love like chips & queso, a brownie, or a scoop of ice cream once a week, typically over the weekend.
I'm tracking everything I'm eating and my fitness through Sparkpeople.com and I have to tell you, it's hard work and requires a daily commitment but when has anything in life ever been easy?
I'm still breastfeeding Nolan three times a day, some times four and my menstrual cycle returned this last month (boo!). I no longer have to wear breastpads at all as I stopped being engorged in the mornings last month and no longer leak when nursing. Yea! :) I'm making myself stretch and do yoga at night before going to bed no later than 10:00pm so I can get 8 hours of sleep every night.
I'm not sure what more I can do to lose these last 8-10lbs, maybe speak with a Personal Trainer at my gym? I want to get to a healthy, easy-to-maintain weight and get my heart healthy as well as my cholesterol in the optimum range. I'm due for a physical exam and blood work this summer, which will let me know what, if anything, I can work on. For now, I'm just so excited over how many inches I've lost and how great I feel in my clothes!