I wasn’t fit and my diet wasn’t great either. I was probably what you would call ‘skinny fat’, and not particularly healthy, so don’t worry if you are in the shoes I was in at the time. It is never too late to start.
I began going to the gym a 2-3 times a week starting in January 2015 and continued to do so throughout the year. I would say that 2015 was a gentle ease into a lifestyle of routine fitness.
In 2016, I had decided that I really wanted to put more effort into my workouts and focus on toning and losing about 10 lbs. As I was getting older, eating just about what I wished and however much of it I wante; my metabolism had begun to slow. I had hit 132 lbs and that had (at that time) been my highest lifetime weight. So, in January 2016, I really dedicated myself to working out 3-5 times per week (an average of 4 times a week) and began to lose the weight by incorporating cardio and weight lifting. By May of 2016, I had lost 15 lbs, enhanced the 4 pack I had previously had and felt a lot stronger. I was happy with my results at 117 lbs, felt great in my body and was healthy.
Long behold, in June 2016 I found out I was pregnant and due March 1, 2017. I continued to workout with lighter weights and regular running through my 7th month of pregnancy. In the first trimester, I had only gained 2 lbs, and thought, “Okay, this is going well”. In the 2nd trimester I gained another 13 lbs and a whopping 26 lbs in the 3rd trimester. However, mind you, I had never restricted my diet when I was pregnant. I ate whatever I wanted and usually a lot of it. None the less, the weight really packed on that last trimester and after baby I was stuck with 41 lbs to lose in order to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
Our little boy was born one day past his due date. I had labored for 17 hours and the delivery (although not how I imagined it nor wanted it, but will get into that in other posts) was okay. However, I ended up suffering a severe hemorrhage, which required an emergency surgery 9 hours after delivery. I of course needed to give myself adequate time to heal prior to jump starting my pre-pregnancy weight journey.
6 Weeks Pregnant
24 inch waist
March 1, 2017
(Night before baby came)
40 Weeks Pregnant
38 inch waist
March 9, 2017
1 Week Postpartum
? inch waist
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