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After Baby Plan

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

These past few weeks as I have been watching my stomach grow I have been feeling out of sorts. I love the fact that I am pregnant and am creating a life.

But part of me is worried about what happens afterwards. All these women at work have been telling me that they hoped I enjoyed my pre-baby body because I won't get it back! And that I won't have time to workout.

Kind of freaking me out.

But then I realized yesterday that that is not me. I love working out. It is a priority in my life and will continue to be after the baby is born. My husband has even said that each day he would like to have baby-and -daddy time...and said I can get my workouts in then. So I have the support of a husband who understands how important exercise is and getting my body back into shape.

He also mentioned how much more fun and confident I was when I had lost all the weight before the wedding. He wants me to get that back after the baby for sure.

So I have created a workout plan for right after the baby is born. The first part isn't as intense as I am used to as I fully understand I need to give my body time after the baby is born. Not to mention it will be a transition getting used having a newborn.

I made another plan beginning January 1st that combines Turbo Fire and ChaLEAN Extreme. This will be more intense.

I decided to do these plans now as I am not sure how much time I will have to site and plan out my workouts once the baby is born.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANTHONYSGAL 6/19/2012 2:28AM

    hey dont know me I'm not one of your spark friends I just happened upon your page in the spark fitness achievement section...listen mama you can do anything you set your mind's all bout what YOU choose tk do and how YOU choose to follow thru with it...YOUR commitment level is just that YOUR commitment level...not anyone else' you do want is comfortable and best for you and your fam... emoticon butt and get back to you goal weight emoticon in now time...just and added tidbit if you decide to breastfeed it will up the ante in the weightloss dpartment...with my babies I didn't have csections with I monwas back to flat in like 4/5 months all the while consuming extra calories to help produce milk...and like others said turn deaf ears to the nay of my personal mantras are....whoever said you can't do it all must not be a mother emoticon ...take care of yourself and enjoy and relish in the joys of being emoticon ..the emoticon will be hear before you know it and looking at its precious face will be all the motivation you need to get back in shape to be the best Mom you can be...congrats you are bout to experience a great,precious,empowering,all consuming love that can never be duplicated but only multiplied if you have more babies...CONGRATS HUN emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VERONICAVW_140 6/4/2012 10:26AM

    I've had ladies tell me the same thing. "You aren't going to have anytime to workout." "Hope you enjoyed your gym time before the baby because you won't have time for yourself anymore".
I just think some people are nay sayers. I heard negative stuff when I was getting married. There were all these ladies telling me to enjoy the first year of marriage bc after the honeymoon is over the happy giddy feeling is gone. I always thought it was so rude for people to say stuff like that. I wanted to tell them, "Listen just because you didn't work at making your marriage special after the first year does not mean that you need to put that kind of bad joojoo on other people's marriage." I am extremely in love with my hubby and it is all because we work at making each other feel special. I think it will be the same after the baby arrives. If we make time to be healthy then we will be. But if we just give into the 'group think' of a few mom's who are upset with how they look and feel after the baby then we will be in their same shoes. Our body may or may not look exactly like it did before baby. But two very important things to remember is that we are receiving the beautiful blessings of a child. And we will continue to try to be as healthy as possible for our health and to be good example to our children. I wish you the best! :)

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JELLEN726 6/4/2012 10:14AM

    Don't listen to those peeps! You are so strong and smart, you can do anything you set your mind too! I know you are going to get back into shape and we are going to be right there with you along for the ride! emoticon

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2LABS2LOVE 6/3/2012 9:05PM

    For some reason, women seek out newly pregnant women and tell them all such will never sleep again. My two babies slept through the night by 5 weeks. As for comments about your weight...shame on them...and you just prove them wrong and then encourage the rest of us mommies too! congratulations!~ emoticon

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PSFITMOMMY413 6/3/2012 6:58PM

    You can absolutely do it, but I wouldn't create a plan quite yet because you don't know how your schedule will be after baby is is quite the adjustment. It took me just under 5 months to lose baby weight and then I lost another 10 before surprise pregnancy #2. I'm now 28 weeks and exercise every day. Don't listen to the skeptics and best of luck!

Most of all...enjoy the pregnancy!!

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FITBECKSRN24 6/3/2012 3:51PM

    i absolutely HATED when everyone told me that! i would get so mad! Does your body change? yes, but i cant say anything bad about it! I was lucky and was spared the stretch marks, and ended up with a c section bc she was too big for me to deliver vaginally (my hubby is 6'5.....our pediatrician thinks she'll be close to 6ft only 5'3 lol) but my body is a bit different. My fat is displaced more centrally than all over like it did before. I workout every day. Sometimes while the baby naps, sometimes while she is awake and she is content playing in her bouncer. it CAN be done. a supportive husband is always nice too =)

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PROJECTFIT4LIFE 6/3/2012 10:44AM

    you can do it! i have 2 little ones (3 yrs and 15 months) and my body now is better than it was BEFORE baby because I've made working out and eating healthy and priority, and i know you will too! Sometimes I have to wake up earlier than everyone to work out, sometimes I workout after they go to bed, and sometimes I'm lucky and my hubby just lets me escape on the weekend for an hour or two :)

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    YOU are so right on getting back into pre-baby shape. I will tell you that your body will not be the same. That does NOT mean it won't be fit and beautiful! Your growing in places that have never had to grow before. BUT-I've had 11 kids(yes,all mine with the same hubby) and I'm in the BEST shape of my life!!! I weigh the same now as when I got preg. 15 yr ago with our 4th!!! BUT-I have WAY more muscle and definition and cardio strength than 15 yrs ago. So, enjoy this time that your body is growing and make sure you exercise thru the preg. and eat healthy foods with an occasional treat! I've gained 50+ lbs in one preg,30 in others and this last baby(he's 2 now) I only gained 24# b/c I tracked what I ate and filled up on nutrient dense foods. I ran thru the entire preg. and walked on my non running days. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Oh-and congratulations on this wonderful blessing!!! when are you due???

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ELISELOVE1 5/30/2012 5:06PM


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DANISURF124 5/30/2012 4:22PM

    Don't let people tell you that you won't get your body back. My son is 5 and I'm probably in better shape now than I was before I had him. It's all up to you girl. I can tell you have a passion for fitness. I promise it won't go away once your child is born. Plus, you are going to need the energy from working out to keep up with them! :)

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GREENEYES2020 5/30/2012 4:19PM

    If you make it a priority, you can definitely do it! I always hear how moms are overwhelmed, but I'm sure it's because they don't get any time to themselves--so you definitely need to take that time! And it should definitely be guilt-free since your husband wants his own time with the baby--that's awesome!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 5/30/2012 4:17PM

    No doubt you will be back in shape! Having the desire and the routine is half the battle:)

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