Thursday, March 11, 2010

Workout Woes & Weight Loss Accomplishments

I love to workout, so when I hit 6 weeks pp my booty was at the gym that day! The problem I have run into is that because I cant take Miss M to the gym with me yet (she has to be 3 months), I have to try and work around her morning nap schedule and my DH 's work schedule- which hasn't been all that easy. If she is sleeping, and DH is not busy, I will rush out to the gym. Usually I will get in a quick 30-45 minute cardio workout before DH calls to summons me back home, which leaves no time to weight train. We do have a gym quality elliptical at home, but the battery burnt out and I just got the new one yesterday, so I haven't been able to use that either.

Basically I have only been able to work out 2-3 times a week up until this point, which is simply NOT enough to achieve what I want to achieve. Yes, it is better than nothing, but I really need 5-6 days a week for 1 1/2 hours to get my body back. So the countdown begins until Miss M is 3 months old and can go to the gym with mommy! Then I can really get back into shape! Until then, now that I got the battery for my elliptical, I will be clocking in 1 hour cardio sessions daily at home. I am excited for that! Cardio is the number 1 factor when trying to drop weight so at least I can do that while I wait to really get back into the gym.

Now onto the good news...I've lost 37 pounds since Miss M was born!

That's the 30 pounds I gained while I was pregnant, plus another 7 pounds! I am pretty proud of myself! :::::pat on the back Lisa::::: I'm not to my goal weight yet, and have a ways to go but my stomach has down almost completely and I can now fit into more of my pre pregnancy "fat" cloths : )


MissFoxxy said...

Way to go girl!!!!!

looking4#3 said...

AWESOME!!! Way to go and you should be patting yourself on the back. That is quite an accomplishment.

I have already checked with my gym and they will take the baby at 6 weeks! I am SO looking forward to that.

It amazes me that I have a belly that SITS on my legs. But, it is so worth it!

maria120 said...

Yay! Way to go! I am two weeks postpartum and can't wait to start exercising again either. I started out about 10 pounds above my ideal weight when I got pregnant and then gained about 35 pounds during the pregnancy. I'm excited to get back to normal! I love reading your fitness/progress posts!

Karen said...

That is awesome, I am so inspired! I still need to lose 6 pregnancy pounds and 10 IF pounds. Ugh!