Sunday we celebrated Hailey’s 4 month birthday. I sang to her. She loved it.
I’ll do a post this week about all that she’s been up to (because it’s quite a lot!), but this post is about Hailey’s mama.
At 4 months postpartum I feel wonderful. Dare I say back to normal? Whatever normal is…
Exercising is going great. I don’t have any pain and I no longer feel like my insides are going to fall out when I bounce or run. Thanks to a new sports bra I feel well supported. I’m working out about 4 days a week right now. I’m loving pushing myself with the Couch to 10k program. I’m just finished up week 8 and am moving on to week 9. I also love going weekly to pilates at the gym. It’s reminding me of where my abs are supposed to be. I’m getting there
Eating has been going great, too. Like I mentioned yesterday, after my refresher with In Defense of Food, I’m even more motivated to continue to eat healthy and explore new foods. This doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a cold brewski or chips and salsa, but 90% of the time I’m eating really clean- lots of veggies and very few processed foods. After the holidays, it feels SO good to be back on track and I can tell a difference in my energy levels.
Overall, I’m feeling really proud of myself. It’s not always easy to find time to work out and prep healthy meals for the week. I write my gym time on my calendar and view it as an appointment I can’t miss. Even if I drag myself there, I leave on an endorphin high. Evenings are somewhat hectic with playing with Hailey and trying to make dinner, but I balance it the best I can because putting healthy food on our plates is important to me. Some days I need an extra hug and to hear ‘you’re doing a great job’ and I’m lucky that Hubbs is there to provide that support, which really helps keep me going.
|3 months||4 months||difference in the last month||difference from right before delivery|
|around belly button||32”||31.5||-.5”||-11”|
|weight||116 lbs||114.5 lbs||-1.5 lbs||-29 lbs|
Over the holidays I wasn’t exercising much and wasn’t eating as clean as I like, so I was very surprised to see the drop in a few categories! I feel like the results show that I don’t have to be perfect, as long as I get myself back on track after I veer off.
And if the numbers don’t show it, this picture does!
It appears that not only did I lose a few LBs, I also gained some decent posture and less tired eyes
Goal for this next month- focus on my arms! On that note… off to pilates!
What’s your favorite arm exercise to get the upper arms nice and toned?