As of 12 days postpartum, I have lost my pregnancy weight! This is great news, because I still have a long ways to go, but that’s 20 pounds I don’t have to worry about at all! The baby weight came off automatically; I didn’t have to really do anything other than have a baby and start breastfeeding. I was hoping that doing nothing would get me even a little farther down on the scale, but it looks like I’m going to have to work for the rest of it!
I’m a big planner, and I’ve already “decided” that I want to try for another baby next July. If I can reach my goals by this July (which IS my goal because that’s when we are going to Maine and taking family pictures), then I have at least a whole year before I’m pregnant again.
So as of tomorrow I’m 3 weeks postpartum, with 3 left to go before I’m out of the postpartum stage. Then I have no excuses! I have my checkup appointment actually around 4.5 weeks. I expect to get the okay to exercise at that point, but I don’t know how much I’ll do before the 6 week mark. I’ve already been stretching and doing ab work every day, so at the least I will continue to do that. I’m also choreographing a ton over the next few months, so I’ve been dancing a little too (nothing very strenuous).
Along with exercising and eating better, a big goal I have is to cook more, and to be better organized with planning meals and shopping for food. I know that will go a long way in improving my eating habits, and it will benefit my whole family. I’m thinking of going for the “cook one afternoon, have meals for 6 nights” kind of thing.
I will continue to update with my progress!