Losing these last 15 pounds of baby weight is like walking through Times Square on New Years Eve. My weight won’t budge. I’ve been stuck on the same weight for 5 months. The extra pounds aren’t really my concern, it’s my pocket-book. Winter is here, and I can’t afford a new wardrobe.
So, I’m back in the saddle again and on a mission to lose this weight. To keep me motivated, here are my goals to stay on track.
Goal #1: Start Exercising
Ah, the resistance to exercise continues. Last week, determined to run, I loaded up the girls in the jogging stroller with my dog Miles on a leash. Hit the driveway, and gosh darn it, I had 2 flat tires!
In my B.K. (before kids) life, I was an avid runner and even completed 2 marathons. When the girls were newborn, ahem premies, we cruised in my jogging stroller 3 times a week. Then summer hit, and I went back to work. With less hours in my day, I’m now unmotivated move.
So this week, I bought an air pump to inflate those flat tires. I’m going to exercise. Repeat, I’m going to exercise.
Goal #2: Start dieting
I joined weight watchers at work recently. My first mini goal is to lose 5 pounds.
So, start small they say. Exercise once, just once. I’m going to count calories. Old wardrobe, here I come!
Question: How did you lose your baby weight?
I am also working on dropping this last bit of weight– every scale gives me a different number, so I’m focused on getting down one more pants size and into my non-baggy shirts. I’ve heard that the last bit of weight is the hardest to lose, and whoo boy, they are right!
I’ve been watching what I eat, and doing by best to reduce my favorite things in the world, namely wine and carbs (mmmm, pasta…). I always do better in the summer with all the yummy fresh produce, and then winter hits and all I want to do is eat comfort food. Grrrr. So I’m trying to watch that and allow minimal indulgences.
I don’t know if it would work with your work schedule, but I’ve been doing Stroller Strides with Kelly since she was 4 months old, and we love it! I get to socialize with other moms, Kelly gets to socialize, and I get a serious work out while Kelly sits in her stroller and laughs at me (seriously, every jumping jack or burpee sends her into fits of giggles).
At home I’m trying to do a lot of core work, because I can stop if Kelly or Goobers get cranky, and it is a lot harder to stop mid-run or mid-yoga.
I agree! I don’t really care about the pounds, I just want to fit into my old pants. 🙂 Stroller Strides sounds like something that would best work for me. I”ll have to look for that in my area. I’m also considering joining a gym that provides childcare. Anywho, we’ll see. 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement, I really appreciate your words!
You can do it!
Zumba is always fun! I tried that and was seeing results until I slipped at disk in my lower back…not by doing Zumba tho. This put me out of doing any form of exercise. Now I just watch what I eat.
Thanks! I’ve heard several folks recommend Zumba. So sorry to hear about your slipped disk. That sounds painful. How long will it take to recover? That must be hard on you following a 2 year old around. Thanks for the recommendation!
It’s should be healed about now, but as you said chasing a two year old doesn’t help much. Recovery depends, six to nine months. She gave me nine months because I have a child at home. I still have some pain, but I can walk around a track at the park. She told me no Zumba for a year though.
Thanks for the encouragement! Beautiful header pic on your blog.
I’ve recently joined a gym for the first time in my life! I do mean recently; it was less than a week ago. I’ve been four times, and I’m enjoying it, it feels good, but it’s too soon to see results yet I guess.
Wow, four times in one week. You are awesome! I’m thinking of joining a gym too, particularly one that provides child care. Good luck and can’t wait to hear about your results!
Hey Maya, If anybody can do what they need to to get a job done it is you. I know you can lose that weight and put your pre twins body back into shape. You have a lot of grit !!! Go GIRL (S) !!
Thanks so much Tim. I’m trying!
I did weight watchers years ago to lose my “college 20” that I gained and it works really well… teaches you portion control that I still use to this day. I also don’t have time to exercise because of work.. I lost my baby weight by just eating right. I find that if I eat exactly what I give the kids (now that they are eating regular food), then I can maintain my pre-baby body. I only give them good, healthy stuff and so it’s easy to stay on the right track that way. There’s no way we’d give our kids donuts or a ton of pizza.. so.. you get my drift 😉 I’m still trying to find time to exercise though 😦 I miss it. Good luck!
That’s really good advice about eating what you feed your kids. Wow, good for you that you are maintaining your weight without exercise. I too did weigh twatchers right after college. Thanks so much for your kind words. You inspire me!
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