Thursday, I had my annual OB appointment. I was happy that I am two lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight but I definitely don’t feel the same as I did before I got pregnant. I went to the gym on Tuesday for the 2nd time in 13 weeks and the 4th workout since I worked out twice at home. This may be the longest break I took from the gym in years and years. After I had Makenzie I went back at 5 weeks and went as much as I could. This time around the new gym that I go to didn’t allow infants under 12 weeks and Brady doesn’t nap anything like Makenzie did so I was more concerned about getting him to nap during the day then working out. I woke up Wednesday feeling pretty sore but a good sore. My muscles hurt and I knew that I got a good workout in… that or I’m just really out of shape. 🙂
Brady starts daycare on Monday full time so I am planning on getting back into my 4-5 days per week routine that I did before. I’m craving the gym, the soreness of muscles, and just those endorphins that you get after a good workout. I have some work to do but am looking forward to seeing my progress over the next few months.
I dropped most of my pregnancy weight pretty quickly after Brady. Within a couple weeks I was 10 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight but those 10 lbs were SUPER stubborn. It wasn’t until just recently that they came off. With Makenzie, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight at my 4 week checkup. I thought thank the lord for breastfeeding!! It was working wonders for my body. This time around, my body was a bit more stubborn.
My 2016 New Years Resolution is to get back to the gym on regular basis like I did before Brady. Whether I go over my lunch break or right after work, I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. I have a gift card to Athleta that I plan on using to get some new gear and I’m in need of some new shoes.
I took these pictures over the course of the last 13 weeks for a little accountability and to show where I am starting off pre-gym and post baby. I’m also setting a few goals. I’d love to run the Shamrock Shuffle that happens downtown Chicago in March. It’s a 10K and if I could get back to the Quad Cities to run The Bix in July I’d love that too. The Bix is a tough one. 7 miles of steep, steep hills. The very first mile is straight up Brady St. hill and if you aren’t careful, that first mile will pull a lot of energy right out of you.
Time to hit it hard at the gym again, no more excuses!!