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.
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!
FOR REAL THIS TIME.
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!