Another month has passed and here I am with another post baby body post. These updates are a great way to keep me accountable, so thanks for checking in! I actually took these pictures and measurements closer to the accurate 7 month mark (about a week and a half ago), but am just getting around to publishing them now.
So… what’s been going on?
Well, Picnik closed down, which means I no longer know how to do any cool editing of pictures into collages, you’re stuck with plain old snapshots.
But health-wise, my biggest change this month has been a big increase in strength training, thanks to best body bootcamp. I’m doing a 40-50 minutes strength training circuit 3 days a week. I’ve noticed a significant difference in my arm strength and ab strength (thanks to planks!).
I need to do a better job with cardio though. After the 10k I was supposed to run didn’t happen, I kind of fell off the wogging wagon. Well, I’m still wogging, but not pushing myself as hard.
I feel great (even after bathing suit shopping had me ready to pull my hair out) and am looking forward to repeating some boot camp circuits until Tina has another bootcamp to sign up for (I hear it’s going to happen!). Strength training makes a big difference. Here’s the proof:
|6 months postpartum||7 months postpartum||difference|
|around belly button||30.5”||29”||-1.5”|
|weight||113||112 lbs||-1 lb|
I feel like my calf measurement is always going up and down, so I don’t pay much attention to it. I’m thrilled with the progress in my mid-section and just wish I could have the same success in my stubborn thighs.
I’ve been able to see more definition in my legs, but would love to really tighten and tone my upper thighs.
Random side note… I take my own progress pictures with the self timer; that’s why they’re so awesome… HA. The camera won’t focus without an object to focus on, so I use a broom as my body double.
Let’s hear it for the broom!
…and give me tips to tone my thighs, please