I had planned on doing my "losing the baby weight post" on Friday but then...my period came. Oh hell no...I'm not getting on the scale when I'm on my period! So, I finally got on the scale today, for another official weigh in.
In between my weigh ins, yours truly decided to me a masochist and add an ADDITIONAL dress to her NY bag. You see, I might have a beautiful dress for the wedding, but what oh what was I going to wear to the rehearsal dinner? The rehearsal dinner is going to be pretty casual and is at 3 in the afternoon, so I started looking through my closet and found this dress. I bought the rehearsal dinner dress only three weeks before knowing I was pregnant. It was a dress that I treated myself too for getting a great position as a law clerk here in town. I wore the dress ONCE and only once.
Behold my additional goal dress:
The dress that gives me a tiny waist.
It was from Ann Taylor, but you know me, I got it on sale!
So, yesterday, I tried my dresses on because if they didn't fit me, I had to go shopping for new ones. The above one fits like a CHARM! It's perfect, tight in the right places, and loose in the ones where I've finally lost some weight.
The other dress though?
That one's still pretty tight...HOWEVER...it zipped too! It's tight around the boobage area, which honestly, pisses me off like no other. My boobs are bigger after giving birth, but it's not a REAL kind of bigger, but just a SAGGY result. UGH! (I should note that Evan's gone crazy and says they're better (which he also says he didn't know if that was possible...really people? What a kiss up right?) than pre-pregnancy, but he's also wrong quite often, so that doesn't mean much).
So exactly 4 months post partum, here's my progress:
Eating Habits: I did REALLY well in some parts and not so well in others. I ate much less, I cook nearly every day to avoid the big meals at restaurants, and I left two bites on my plate after every meal. But the bad? Well, let me show you in pictures about my new discoveries. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words rights (or in this case, 1,000 calories):
This stuff is AMAAAZING.
I only bought a small tub, but it only lasted me a week, because...
have I mentioned it's AMAAAZING?
And these...ooh man...they're chocolate chip cookies FILLED with hot melted chocolate.
Ridiculous you say?
Delicious I say.
So yeah, perhaps I shouldn't have bought these or eaten these, but as you guys know, I'm not a believer in diets. I believe in eating in moderation. I've only had ONE cookie whenever we eat them, and we don't make them everyday, so again, moderation is the name of the game.
Exercise: I did well here too! I now workout at a gym in town and go at least 3 times a week, but lately it's been more like 5 times a week. If I don't go, then I do stuff at home. I tend to workout about 4 - 5 times a week total and I've been kicking my butt while doing it. Recently, I heard about Jackie Warner's workout recommendation which was intense cardio. She said to do 30 seconds of easy cardio, followed by 2 minutes of intense, and repeat. I decided I would try this and holy moly, it kicked my ass. I've done this every time since and I can tell this is the way to work out. You get your heart pumping FAST and it keeps you relaxed enough to actually keep going. For instance, I'll do 30 seconds at 3.5 on the treadmill, followed by 2 minutes at 6.4 mph. I usually do the treadmill for 20 minutes, go do weights for 20 minuets, and come upstairs and do another cardio machine for 30. This is a long time to workout. I realize that. But when you have TWO beautiful dresses to fit in to, you have to make the time and feel the BURN. Try this cardio intensity routine next time you go to the gym. I PROMISE you you'll see results FAST.
And again, the moment of truth:
Prepregnancy weigth: 126 pounds
Weight Day I went into Labor: 163 pounds
Weight Today: 130.2.
I'm happy with this number! I lost 3.8 pounds in 3 weeks, and considering that I'm getting closer and closer to my goal weight, I'm content with this progress.
Next goal: Fit in to BOTH dresses REALLY well. I only have 11 days, but hopefully I'll get there. I would like to be back to my prepregnancy weight soon and I actually think that if I keep going with what I've been doing, I'll get there! When I got pregnant, I was at the lowest weight I had been in over a year, so getting to this goal weight would mean a lot to me.
Eventual Goal: 4.2 pounds to return to prepregnancy weight!
What I think of when I'm sore, hungry, and lazy...
I want her to know it's important to exercise and keep your body healthy!