So I'm channeling my inner Olivia Newton John in an effort to lose this baby weight....and the extra pounds I put on after the wedding..... and with the move to KC.
When it's all said and done I'd like to lose about 50 pounds.
Whew. That sounds like a lot.
Here's where we stand right now.......
38 weeks pregnant.
2 weeks post partum
Here I am at my goal. A few weeks before my wedding in Dec 2008. Sad thing is I thought I was fat then. Haha. I was crazy.
I've already lost 25 pounds since giving birth 2 weeks ago....12 more to go to be at my pre-pregnancy weight. You'd think I'd be feeling pretty good about myself, but I'm still sporting maternity clothes with a ways to go before zippers and buttons are going to happen. I just feel gross and flabby since all the weight is in my stomach. Even through all my ups and downs with my weight I've always manged to have a flat tummy, so this is a foreign concept to me and I don't like it! Let's not even talk about the stretch marks. I have hopes that the next 12 pounds should be gone by the time I return to work at 6 weeks since I barely have time to eat anymore and I've ditched the ice cream and gummy worm addiction from my pregnancy. Since I can't work out until I get the a-ok from my OB, eating right is the first step. So far so good...with the exception of a few treats here and there....you didn't expect me to go cold turkey did you?! Plus I am still pumping, so I like to think I'm burning all those extra calories in my vein attempt to produce even a little breast milk.
Once I get the green light I'm actually looking forward to working out. That may be a first for me....I detest, LOATHE working out. Now that we're in the house, I don't have access to a gym and paying for a membership is out of our budget right now. I'd like to try the couch to 5K plan I've heard so much about....and I think after sitting in it's original packaging for a year and half, it's finally time to break out my 30 day shred DVD. Jillian Michaels scares me and I'm already slightly afraid of how out of shape I am. I may not survive her wrath! I'm also considering Jazzercise. I know right? The 80s called and they want their workout back....but I know several people who have really enjoyed it and I think I will get more out of it than mindless running on a treadmill or elliptical machine. I need to keep things interesting if I'm going to keep it up.
Anyone have any good, inexpensive workouts to try? Thoughts on the Wii Fit? I'm open to anything!