Body After Baby + My Fitness Plan

Good morning lovahs! Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was pretty relaxed - we finally got out of the house, and hit the city for a bit on Sunday. This was my first "major" outing (other than running to the store/errands) since having Avery 2 weeks ago. We made a trip to Aroma Espresso for some amazing coffee + hot chocolate (best hot chocolate I've ever had). If you live in NYC, or are visiting, it's a must - there are multiple locations around the city. 

Okay, on to the topic of today...body after baby. 
One thing I feel like NOBODY tells you before you have a baby is this: You still look pregnant after you have your baby. I know - WTF. This is not something you want to hear. Every woman's body is different, and the amount of weight you gained during pregnancy also plays a big part of how quickly you will lose your belly. I gained 30 pounds with both of my pregnancies, but definitely ate healthier the first time around. This pregnancy, all I craved was sweets, while during my first pregnancy I wanted fruit on fruit on fruit. I definitely gave in to all of my cravings this time (if you didn't notice on Instagram), but I also made sure to eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods throughout the past 9 months. Thus far, I've lost 20 of the 30 lbs I gained (thanks to an 8lb 8 oz baby + breastfeeding), and will be 3 weeks postpartum on Thursday. I feel good about where I'm at, and so happy I can wear my regular clothes again, but I definitely have a long way to go (and a LOT of toning to do - hello fluff!) before I reach my goal. I'm not so concerned about the number on the scale (I don't even own a scale, only know my weight from a visit to the doctor yesterday), but rather the way I feel...and look in a bikini if I'm being totally honest. We set up a small home gym with a treadmill, weights, and stability balls, and I'm planning to slowly ease into a routine. I am going to be documenting this journey in hopes it will keep me in check - if you want to follow along, I'll be setting up a separate instagram account (I'll let you know once it's up + running). Here we goooo (yikes - a little nervous to share these!). 

40+ weeks (2 days overdue) pregnant

4 Days Postpartum

1 week postpartum

 2 weeks postpartum

I'm not sure about you, but one of the things that gets me motivated to start working out is something cute to work out in (like these)! Here are a few items currently in my fitness shopping cart:


23 comments:

  1. Ok ummmmmm you look amazing! I can see abs in that last picture! I'll definitely be following along on your fitness journey as I'm gonna need serious motivation myself :)

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  2. So, your 4 days postpartum pic looks like my current don't-have-any-babies-I-just-don't-work-out pic. You look fab! I'll definitely be following along with you!

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  3. How do you now have stretch marks??

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  4. I meant to say how do you not have stretch marks?

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    1. I didn't get them with either of my pregnancies - my doctor said they are mostly hereditary, and my mom never had them...so I think it's due to that! If you do have them, I've heard great things about ECO erase body oil. xx

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  5. Dang girl you look amazing for just having a baby two weeks ago!

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  6. Girl you look amazing and nothing to be shy about! I'm dying bc I have practically an identical post coming up ;) I hear you on the working out I'm just starting after 8 weeks! Mama needs to catch up on her sleep first!

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  7. You look awesome! Can't wait to follow along on your fitness and love those floral capris.

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  8. Girl you look AMAZING!! are you kidding me with those abs 3 weeks after having a baby? You look FANTASTIC! xo I always find lulu lemon clothes give me the best motivation and totally have been eyeing the Nike Pegasus 31's too ;) gonna grab the light blue pair today actually! have a great week!

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