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? 

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