Postpartum 10 Week Update
So it has now been just about 10 weeks since Hailey girl was born. She is doing really well. Her hypothyroidism appears to be in control and as of her last appointment last week we are down to monthly endocrinologist appointments instead of every other week. She is also back on track with growth and weight gain. She’s still teeny, but her rate of growth is now on track.
Now that she is on track with weight gain, it’s time for me to get on track with weight loss. Pre-pregnancy, I was working out almost daily. About 1-1.5 weeks ago I started really missing my workout routine. I started to workout a few days a week. Nothing crazy, mostly cardio. I started Yoga Booty Ballet routines. These are fun easy workouts that combine cardio and strength. I’m not so into the meditation part of it, but the the routines are fun and light.
I hope to be able to keep this up and build on it in the coming weeks. Next week I go back to work, so I will again be adapting to a new routine. I hope to stick with working out while I make this transition.
As far as weight, I am now at 134 lbs. Pre-pregnancy I was around 120 lbs so I have a little ways to go. So far there has been little progress since the last update at 2.5 weeks, but also little effort so there’s really no surprise. Plus, with breastfeeding you can’t really decrease your calories too much. Now that I’m back to working out progress should be much faster.
As far as belly size, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. This is the picture from last time at 2.5 weeks post partum.
Definitely going in the right direction. Now to make it go a little faster. To get the skin tighter, I have been exfoliating and using a cream from It Works for stretch marks. However, there is only so much you can do. These things take time. I still regularly forget to use the belly bandit… Oh well.
I plan to do the next update in 4 weeks at just under 14 weeks postpartum. I hope to be down another 2-4 lbs by then.
What did you do to lose the baby weight? Do you still have weight to lose?
Emily Bendler is a mom, wife, full-time insurance adjuster, professional dancer, dance teacher, graduate student, and founder of I Hope You Dance, Inc., a non-profit supporting youth dance. Read how Emily used her dance ambitions to become a time management maven. Feel free to send Emily a message using the email me tab above.