Friday, November 1, 2013

Battling the Post Baby Bulge: MOVE-ember

Yep. I said it. BULGE.

The boy-o was delivered via an unplanned C-section and although the first few weeks were really horrible, we got through it and moved on into a good routine and things were great. I even lost almost all of my baby weight by 3 weeks post-partum.
And then all the help left and my husband was back at work, and all the freezer meals we had made ahead of time ran out, and the boy-o stopped sleeping for approx. 20 hours a day, and I ended up eating crap. All the time. Quick crap. Carb crab. Anything I could eat in 20 seconds, and if it didn't need to be hot, even better. And all the baby weight essentially came back!

I 'm a big fan of gently reminding myself that it took 9 months to gain it all, that I need to be gentle with myself taking it back off. And I really do believe that's true... the crazy-annoying thing though is that it was already ALL GONE and then because of bad lifestyle choices, it all came back!

I keep telling myself that I'm going to eat more veggies and fruit, that I'm going to make better food choices... I also keep telling myself that I'm going to start exercising again and drinking more water. The boy-o and I go for walks almost every day, and that's certainly something, but I need something a little more intense than that. I know I've toned up a little bit (lifting a 17lb baby all day will do that!), but the fat needs to go. And I keep telling myself I'm going to do it. And then I don't.

Why? Because LIFE happens.

I know from previous experience that once I start exercising and get over that hurdle I'll feel better, I'll have more energy, I'll sleep better etc. and yet I still can't motivate myself to start. But the reality of it is that it's been over 6 months since the boy-o was born, I still don't fit into my regular pants and I need to step up and do something about it!



So dearest Interweb, you are what is going to hold me accountable to this. The month of November is going to become MOVE-ember in this household. I've just announced it to the whole world--so now I have to stick to it, right? I'll be posting updates about how I'm making out and I welcome whole-heartedly your tips and tricks for sticking to it and how a busy mum can realistically lose the baby fat.

So please--share your tips, and your experiences... It's nice to know we're not in this alone!


  1. I look "forward" to all your updates and posts this month!! Woohoo!!
    I love that you are making the commitment to move your body in healthy moderation. Taking it one day at a time, not being hard on yourself and just getting out there and moving your body!! :)
    Healthy Livings is a practice which focuses on consciously choosing to give ourselves the gift of health, of well-being, of unconditional love and self care!
    I'm behind you and baby all the way!!
    Healthy blessings,

    1. Thanks for your encouragement Gena! Week one was a pretty rocky start, but week 2 will be better!

  2. The fact that you are starting your motivation and you know what you need to do is huge! You have done it before and you can do it again, I'm excited to see your progress :)

    1. Thanks Barbara!! I appreciate the encouragement. :)