Friday, June 29, 2012

1 Month Physical Progress

One Month

Each month, I will take pictures of the physical progress I am making following delivery and post them here on the blog.

The above pictures show how my body transformed from the day before delivery to 4 weeks postpartum. At the point in the photos, I've only started doing some light walking for exercise. I have not started any diet plans. I'm still trying to establish exclusive breast feeding and don't want to worry about effecting my supply by cutting calories at the moment.

Month: One
Height: 5'8"
Weight last Month: 158
Current Weight: 142
Total Weight Lost Postpartum: 16
Body Fat Percentage: 24.8%

I still have a very soft pooch left over that I hope will tighten back up with hard work. Being my 2nd pregnancy, I'm trying to prepare myself mentally that it will likely take longer for my stomach to firm up. Even prior to this pregnancy, my stomach has always been my trouble zone. It doesn't help that I hate doing ab and strength work, which are necessary for a working my trouble zone. I also love carbs and have a major sweet tooth! 

In the pictures, the area that bothers me the most is the upper thigh, commonly referred to as "saddle bags." I'm hoping that once I start running again, I will see a noticeable difference in this trouble zone.

What I'm loving - that cleavage! I'm pretty small chested so I'm relishing my increased bust size thanks to breast feeding. 

xo Tara

Question: Any favorite exercises for tummy pooch or saddle bag zones? 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The last baby bump photo

I took this baby bump picture the morning that I went into labor. I'm 38.5 weeks pregnant here.

At this point, I have gained 15 pounds since my first doctors appointment but I had previously gained almost 10 pounds during the course of fertility treatments. I put my total pregnancy weight gain at 24 pounds.

My bump, my bump, my lovely baby bump. (I always get the Blacked Eyed Peas song in my head when I talk about baby bumps.)

Welcome to Fitness After Baby

Welcome to
Fitness After Baby!

A little bit about me: I gave birth to my 2nd child, a little girl, in May 2012. I'm nearing the age of 30 and would like to invite you to follow along with me as I work to get my body into shape following a second pregnancy.

Baby Bump Progression

I plan to use this blog to document my goals, progress, diet tricks and tips that I discover, and to overall hold myself accountable.

I hope you'll join me on this journey of trying to acheive a healthy lifestyle while balancing the everyday demands of a working mother.

It's time for me to discover fitness after baby!