Fitness Minutes: (3,904)
5/22/13 4:51 P
I think that at 8 weeks you should be happy that you can almost squeeze into your pre-baby pants. I have had 3 babies the doctor always told me 9 months on 9 months off. It takes time for your body to readjust after having a baby, and every pregnancy is different. I would take things slow so that you do not hurt yourself, and focus and the precious gift your received. Keep watching what you eat and slowly working out and you will have that body back in no time. Congrats on the baby.
It is very common with difficult workouts to initially show a gain. Your muscles could be retaining water (common when they are being used at first) or you could have put on some muscle. Not two pounds, but depending on the time of day, time of month, your body is going through some major hormonal changes, and you could just be retaining water!
Am 8 weeks post-partum and have been trying to lose the rest of my baby weight. I gained a total of 30 pounds during my pregnancy - lost 15 right after giving birth and still have 15 to go. Although the scale hasn't moved in over a month my body has adjusted. My pre-baby jeans didn't fit at all two weeks after I gave birth and now I can just about squeeze into them. My goal is to get back into my pre-pregnancy clothes before I go back to work in 3 weeks.
Due to low milk supply issues my baby gets the majority of her nutrition from formula but I am breastfeeding before every feeding (there's just not much for her to get). But even the little milk I'm producing doesn't seem to help with weight loss. If anything my body is holding on harder. I started working out heavily about two weeks ago - very intense 1 hour sessions three times a week with a trainer. It's great and I've lost an inch on my waist and hips but the scale actually shows me gaining two pounds!!! How is that possible??? Please tell me the weight will follow I'm losing motivation!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.