Guest Blog: Baby Weight Update
Mrs. Fitness here. I promised pics of my journey to shed the 50+ pounds I gained carrying my twins. I’d hate to break a promise so here you are.
34 weeks pregnant (i went to 37wks and 5 days)
4 weeks after their birth
10 weeks after their birth
And i’m not doing anything crazy, I promise. I’m watching my portions. Choosing smarter foods. (did you know shrimp contain a natural compound that helps block fat absorption) and Getting a work-out in at least three days a week. With new twins at home you can BET I’m not spending hours in gyms or starving myself. (i’d pass out in less than 24 hours.) It’s all about the F.I.T. Fitness intelligence training. Mind over Matter…or in my case Mind over yellow cake with chocolate frosting. (*must resist cake*)
Don’t think you have to go out and kill yourself with an over the top workout from day one. It’s about easing your body back into a mode where it understands…ok we don’t need to be storing fat to support budding life. It’s okay to burn now. Shedding dormancy. And remember a “core workout” doesnt instantly mean crunches. There are many pilates and yoga stretches that rebuild core strength. **New moms be cautious that you don’t just dive back into crunches and sit ups. That type of movement too early could cause or exacerbate a condition known as diastasis recti or seperation of the abdominal muscles. There are specific exercises recommended for this condition that i’d be happy to share)*** But whatever you choose, just committ to get up and move!
I’m still 20lbs from my ideal weight for my body type and height. Join me! Twenty minutes a day can become a full body makeover.