Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss
Friday, July 15, 2011
Although I enjoyed being pregnant, I'm quite thrilled to be back on SparkPeople and working on bettering my health. I'm excited that it has taken me just one week to lose 24.5 of the 30 pounds gained during pregnancy. I give all of the credit to breastfeeding (after what was initially lost with delivery that is!)! Just 5.5 more pounds to go to reach the weight I was when I found out I was pregnant.
Unfortunately, I was heavier than I wanted to be at that point, so I'm using this new found motivation to towards an even healthier weight and set new goals.
I'm fortunate to be breastfeeding, which burns an extra 500 calories per day, but I also need to focus on healthy nutrition to maintain my ability to feed Jaeleigh adequately. Weight loss may not be the ultimate goal as of now, but looking moreso at overall health.
I have to say that after giving birth and just sitting around for about a week, I feel pretty weak. I feel as though I'm losing my strength and muscle mass as I sit, but still have some healing to do so I'm hesitant to get moving just yet. I do plan to start walking with Jaeleigh as soon as I feel ready and hopefully I'll be able to work back up to running sooner than later!
I'm temped to train for a half-marathon this coming fall, but I'm a little unsure just yet! :) If not this summer I will be doing my first next summer!