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Postnatal New Beginning

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I haven't been on SP for a while, as I've been pregnant and not trying to lose weight.

Here I am, one week postpartum, with a gorgeous baby boy, and thinking about getting the baby weight off and back into shape.

The good news is I didn't gain a ton with this pregnancy, and at 1 week postpartum, I only have 7 lbs to lose before I'm back at my pre-pregnancy weight. The bad news is that I have lost a lot of muscle and replaced it with fat. So the number may not be huge, but the body composition is the problem.

I currently weigh 147 lbs and have a 41% body fat percentage and a BMI of 25.

Oy.

I can't start exercising yet, and likely won't be able to for about another month. At least not serious exercise. I do have a few postnatal exercises I want to do for my abs and pelvic floor. But I can't start running or lifting again yet. I also can't really cut calories because of breastfeeding, so my nutrition goals can't be about calories, but instead will be about eating nutrient dense foods.

So my goals for this week:
1. Kegels, ab tightening, & posture exercises every day
2. 15 minute walk, 3x, as pain allows
3. Drink 12 cups of water a day
4. Drink green smoothie every day

Baby steps. Baby steps.

Oh man, I can't wait until I can start lifting again. I miss my muscles!
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LJCANNON 6/18/2013 8:22AM

    emoticon Congratulations on Your Baby!! Having a healthy Baby is a HUGE Accomplishment!!
emoticon Would Walking be a good way to get in some exercise. Even doing a Walking DVD while the Baby is napping would get your Heart Rate up and move you toward getting back in to your "Normal" Exercise Routine.

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