Bye Bye Baby Weight is a journal of my journey to weight loss after my second pregnancy. This subdivision of Brooklyn Active Mama will tell the highs and lows about recovering my body after my second c-section. The advice and methods are solely my own and if you want to start a diet/ fitness program please consult a physician. I have named my scale Willy. Yes, Willy.
5 weeks Postpartum
Is Willy broken?
The scale has not moved since last week! Bummer.
I have been logging my calories with myfitnesspal and working out at home which is actually something that I detest.
(For those folks out there that work out at home consistently, have a billion workout dvds, amd are self started enough to put the remote down and get active, I SALUTE YOU. I am not that girl.)
I, as you will learn in the future, am a gymrat through and through.I am the highest breed of gymrat. I am that chick that shows up in a 10 year old t-shirt, no makeup, blaring loud ipod, focusing on nothing else but Getting.It.In.
I go to the gym when i’m stressed, happy, indifferent. It is my happy place.
However, after googling all the bad things that can happen when you exercise too soon after a c-section, I decided to wait until I get my 6 week clearance from the doc before jumping back into my nirvana.
I decided to test the waters of my body with some minimal workouts last week on the wii fit, after reading a really informative blog post on how good of a workout it actually is. Last year, I used it only for supplemental purposes, so it was a good place to start nice and slow.
I kicked the **** out of that wii fit.Hold your applause…
Next I tried the Brooke Burke DVD, and proceeded to collapse in a shameful heap. I was
insanely a bit bewildered by how hard it was!
Looks like I have found my sweet spot with The Biggest Loser Ultimate Challenge workout for the XBox 360 Kinect. With the varying levels, I can adjust my fitness program to how I feel on that particular day.
(Sidebar: Working out at home with a newborn is tough! Sometimes I get through the whole workout, and sometimes its in 10 minute spurts, I figure as long as I get sweaty, I’ve done something good)
Back to Willy.
Hopefully this week I will see some loss, and really start to see the pounds fall off once I begin really working out at the gym.
Workouts over the past week:
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Fitness Challenge
Cardio Pilates (Netflix)
Brooke Burke – Strengthen and Condition
Wii Fit Plus
Feelings this week:
Disappointed at Willy, but happy for no gain
Not eating enough, and not eating often enough
Managed to workout 5 times last week
How are your workouts going?