I’m back to share a some more progress about how my body is doing after baby number two. To hear more about why I’m doing this and my disclaimer, you can read about the first month’s progress here.
At two months in I am happy to report that all the aches and discomforts of delivery are behind me. My hair is maybe starting to fall out, but honestly I have so much of it that it’s hard to notice (not a brag- my hair is wild and crazy as you’ll see in the pictures!). A positive note, my skin feels clear again! Thanks to my dad’s Greek genes, I’ve always had pretty decent skin, but during pregnancy and after delivery it felt more bumpy and rough. I bought some new skincare items and it’s been feeling super smooth again which I’m grateful for.
As for my actual body, I’m still feeling very soft. By that, I mean I am very aware of the extra fat and looser skin around my middle, back and thighs. I can feel it bounce and jiggle when I run up the stairs. I still don’t fit into my old shorts and it’s been rather annoying (albeit comfortable) wearing my one pair of maternity shorts over and over. Let’s just say I’m not having my most fashionable summer ever. At least this year I have an excuse- ha!
If I wasn’t tracking my progress, I’d feel there wasn’t any. See the identical-looking pictures above. However, when I stepped on the scale and pulled out my measuring tape to record my progress, I was a bit surprised.
|1 Month Postpartum||2 Months Postpartum||Difference|
|Around Belly Button||35.75”||33”||-2.75”|
I guess I am heading in the right direction!
This surprised me because though my eating is mostly healthy (for more pictures of what I’m eating, follow me on instagram or check out my weekly meal plans), I’ve certainly been feeling the breastfeeding hunger in full force and have been chowing down more often throughout the day. Also, exercise has been minimal at best.
In the past month I’ve been on one walk with both girls (1.5 miles), one solo run (2.2 miles which felt amazing), completed one Summer Shape Up workout (modified) and three 10 minute mini workouts from PopSugar Fitness (which I LOVE). It isn’t much, but it’s something I suppose.
I haven’t been to the gym yet despite Kaitlyn being old enough because Hand Foot and Mouth is going around these parts and I really don’t want to deal with that right now. An excuse? Maybe.
Knowing I was having a May baby, my plan was always to make it through summer doing the best I can. I can honestly say I’m doing that. Though I’d love to be running more and having regular sweat sessions at the gym, I’m fitting in what I can, when I can. I’m not in my old clothes or feeling overly comfortable in a bathing suit yet, but I’m out there playing and enjoying summer, refusing to let still wearing maternity clothes ruin our fun.
I’d like to say my plan for the next month is to XYZ and lay it out there, but honestly my plan is to just keep doing what I‘m doing. Eat the good stuff, move when I can and enjoy summer. After all, college football season is only 41 days away!
I know many of you have shared before, but what is your favorite online workout?
I really like the 10 minute PopSugar Fitness videos because of their brevity (which I need with an unpredictable 8 week old), the fact that they are FREE, and I actually could feel them the next day (is that sad? )
Have a great weekend!