Here Is What I’ve Decided About My Post Baby Body

A few weeks back, I shared with you that I have begun my journey to get back to my pre-baby weight. I originally started slowly in December by exercising 3 times per week. Without making any changes to my diet.

After doing that for about a month, I decided it was time to increase my workouts to 4 times per week. Then, I cut out my worst enemy…potato chips. I mean, I’ve always eaten chips but I was obsessed with them during my pregnancy and never let them go.

Working out with baby

After a few more weeks of exercising on my cycling bike for 4 days per week. I didn’t notice much of a weight difference. So, I went back to a tried and true workout…HIIT! Which stands for High Intensity Interval Training. I used to do it all of the time before getting pregnant. I know that it works. Especially when combined cardio on my non-HIIT days.

So, that’s where I am right now. Eating right and exercising for 5 days per week. Am I seeing a difference now? Yes…I certainly am. But I’ve realized something. I need to calm down!

Healthy living and being active has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. So, gaining 35 pounds during pregnancy was a big deal for me! Looking in the mirror was horrific.

Then something changed…

 Changing workout

It was on a day that I was doing a HIIT workout in my living room while my baby watched from his playpen. He started crying and wanted me to pick him up. I kept stopping to soothe him and to breastfeed. For a millisecond, I got frustrated. All I wanted to do was get this workout done so I could be one step closer to my weight loss goal. But it suddenly dawned on me to live in the moment. He would only be this small for a small amount of time. All he knows is that he wants his Mama. And I’ll I’ve ever want was to be his Mama.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. History has shown that the weight will come off with consistency. I’ve done it before. I know this, for sure. Who cares if it took me 1 hour to do a 30 minute workout. I should be proud of the fact that my body was able to produce this beautiful baby boy. Relish in the kisses and hugs I get from my baby. That’s what really matters.

Baby in stroller

My son adores me. My husband does too. And I’ve decided to love my post pregnancy body just as much as I loved my pre-pregnancy body. I reach my goal, when I reach my goal. And I’m perfectly satisfied with that.

If you can related, let me know how you got through it in the comments…

Stay Fearless 💋

6 Comments

  1. Nicole

    YES to all of this!!!! I too have had that moment of pressure when I thought I needed to finish a workout when one of the kiddos needed me. And I had to come to terms that everything is a phase, and – right now – my phase is loving and taking care of my kiddos. To do that, I obviously need to take care of myself too. But pushing myself to get a certain workout done in a certain time just isn’t practical most days. I’ve learned to love my body right now and to take care of it, even on the days that means resting and not pushing it.
    Great blog post! I could definitely relate! 🙂

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    1. FashionNotFear

      I agree with you so much! So glad to hear I’m not the only one. I had to realize that he needs me more than anything. The weight will come off whenever it does. Now, I’ve been focusing more on eating right than exercising because it doesn’t take time away from him. Thanks for sharing! 🤗

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