Wednesday, September 8, 2010
PostPartum Weight Loss: RUNNING!
I gained 34 pounds in pregnancy. Those first 2 weeks after Blaine was born it was almost fun watching the scale drop. I even made a line graph and put it on the fridge as entertainment / motivation. 24 lbs came off no problemo. Then something funny happened. THE GRAPH FLAT-LINED. For 5 weeks now I haven't lost any weight! Grrrr. I'll admit I'm eating three times more than I did when I was pregnant; I'm just THAT HUNGRY! And I'm OK with that because I figure my body needs it to produce milk for babe. I've been walking, biking, doing push ups and crunches. But what I think I need to do to really drop the weight is start running. I hadn't started running yet because honestly, my body errr my boobs aren't what they used to be (which was non-existent). Well I used the trick my friend recommended (wearing 2 sports bras one size smaller than everyday wear) and today completed my first run since baby!! Actually it was my first run since LAST DECEMBER! YAYA!! I needed that because Lord knows I'm not giving up the brownies and peanut butter cups! ;)