From Bump To Baby: Post-Pregnancy Workout Program {Week Zero}

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Hey y’all!

Before I start — I want to say I PROMISE I’m going to give all of you some of the juicy details about my new life as a *mommy*, Brooklynn’s Birth story, and some other really fun “mommy” things!

I’ve just been a bit OVERWHELMED during the past three weeks trying to figure out how to be a mommy, a housewife, a business owner, a writer, and everything else that I need to be.

To be honest… being a mommy is my top priority. [duh.]

BUT — I’m starting to get the hang of it, so y’all will start to see more posts from me soon!

If you’ve been following Wee Share throughout my pregnancy, you know that working out while Brooklynn was in my tummy was something I made sure I stuck to on a regular basis. I have preached and preached that doing cardio while pregnant can help get off the baby weight after pregnancy faster.

As I had never been pregnant before this pregnancy — I had no idea what to expect after I had Brooklynn as far as weight loss goes.

My doctor told me that I had to wait six weeks before I start lifting weights – as I need to make sure my body parts have shifted back to their normal spot before I start trying to work them really hard. He did tell me that I could start a cardio routine as soon as I felt healed and ready.

Fortunately, I found myself bouncing back from the pains of pregnancy really quick after giving birth to Brooklynn. I was up walking around the same day that I had her — and I felt good as new within a few days of her birth.

I did, however, want to wait a bit before I began trying to lose the pregnancy weight.

I decided that my best option would be to wait until the weight stopped coming off on it’s own and the scale hit a plateau and/or I started gaining again.

It took three weeks — but I have hit that plateau and it’s time to get this weight loss regimen started!

In the past three weeks, I have lost about 30 pounds. That means, to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight I need to lose about 30 more pounds {give or take a few}. HOWEVER — it has never been my intention to simply get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I want to go PAST what I was prior to being pregnant — to take my body to a whole new level.

I am also under no illusion that this is going to be a quick and easy process — losing weight is hard work… it’s something that you have to do over an extended period of time. It took 40 weeks for my body to change and grow to make room for my sweet girl. It’s going to take at least 40 weeks for my body to go back to the way it was.

So — I am starting a 40 week plan that is extremely realistic. My goal is to lose 1 pound per week for the next 40 weeks.

So, why does this matter to all of y’all?

It might not.

But — in case you’re trying to lose some pounds, too — I am going to *try my best* to track my weight loss here on the blog, give y’all the workouts that I’ve been doing, and probably complain about how much I hate trying to lose weight {that was a joke… but really}.

Here are my goals during this program:

Pre-Pregnancy weight: 125 pounds
Weight on Delivery Day: 175 pounds
Current Weight: 148 pounds
Weight Goal after 40 Weeks: 108 Pounds

**I probably will not want to actually get to 108 pounds — I may want to stop at 115 pounds depending on how healthy I look at that weight. 108 pounds might be too small for me. However — I’m making the goal to lose 1 pound per week for the next 40 weeks. If I decide that 108 is going to be too small, I’ll start maintaining my weight {vs. losing it} for the remainder of the program.** 

I’ll check in next Saturday with my weight loss updates, the past weeks’ cardio routines, and any positive and/or negative thoughts I am having towards my workout.

I’ll be taking it slow — working my way back to being fit and tiny. So each week will be different — each week will be building upon the last.

I’m excited to take this journey and share it with all of you!

xoxo

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3 comments

  1. Shaina says:

    I am SO excited that I found a current blog on this topic! I just had my second child on dec. 12th, and my first is only 14 months old. So I CANNOT wait to get back into shape. This second baby killed me muscle wise… there is absolutely nothing left, so I am trying to work from the ground up :)

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