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Starting Over


Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Today I went to the gym for the third time this month and the third time in the last 9 month- ish.
Three months ago I had my third daughter. I currently weigh about the same about as the day BEFORE I had her- what a disappointment! Between my hunger from nursing, and the fact that I went through 5 rounds of antibiotics for mastitis, which on their own caused weight gain and the mastitis required rest for recovery, I have watched my weight go up instead of down. I am really hoping that I am now done with mastitis permanently and I can keep up with working out.

I took my gym membership off hold and went on the first day, June first and just did a little cardio. Yesterday I did a class called "Pure Muscle" a little cardio and a lot of lifting. Today was Pilates and swimming. I am SOOOO SORE! I look forward to my body getting used to this again. Now that my oldest is 13, she can do the classes with me, which is fun, though in classic teenage fashion she does laugh at me when I am struggling. I can't believe how very little core strength I have.

Well, I am not going to start restricting food in any way yet as I have had trouble in the past with milk supply when I do that, but I will be tracking my workouts and seeing how that goes and try to find some more healthy options for the family to eat. I am also tracking my inches as well as weight on spark people. It was sad to see how heavy I am compared to 16 months ago and how much bigger. I look forward to inches melting off...hopefully sooner than later...though it usually doesn't come off me till my babies turn 6 months, we will see...
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BESTSUSIEYET 6/17/2012 10:30PM

    Hi again! I missed this when you first posted ... but maybe you need a word of encouragement today. I, too, add my congratulations on your new daughter, and a big cheer: emoticon emoticon !

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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/6/2012 11:40AM

    Glad to have you back! And congrats on you new little one! Enjoy her:)

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SMILESRME 6/5/2012 8:55PM

    Yay!! So glad to see you come on back to Sparks and to our CCW team!! Congrats on your new baby; always a celebration of life. You have made a great decision to start back again and taking your time to lean back into exercise. With the nursing, the food need to continuefor health for your little one!

It will be a juggle to get back into the swing of things, but your oldest girl sounds like she enjoys helping and I just love her attitude about giggling at mom! All we can do is laugh along with them sometimes!

Joy!
Julia : )

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JODIRICHARDS 6/5/2012 8:43PM

    emoticon Back! Sounds like a realistic plan, slowly work back into it and make healthy habits that will last. We are having a team get together this Saturday, would love to meet you in person if you can make it.

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