View Full Version : It's time
03-22-2008, 08:28 PM
It's time I got off my butt and started working off my baby body.
After giving birth 5 months ago I love to use the excuse "I JUST had a baby!" But after realising I still look 3 months pregnant, I have decided to take action. I have already given up take away food. I used to eat it 3-4 times a week and haven't had any for at least a fortnight.
My main problem is boredom eating, and laziness. I have started brisk walking at least 30mins a day for the past 3 days (not much yet I know) and have a few exercise dvd's I will be working with.
I can't afford a gym membership atm, so it's 'at home' stuff for me.
Wish me luck!! And any tips would be appreciated! :)
03-22-2008, 09:22 PM
- discover your motivation
- set realistic goals
- be patient with your progress
- remain consistent
- quickly realize when you're making "excuses" then....get your butt back on track! :)
Best of Luck!
And, be sure to stick around - you'll get plenty of support and encouragement here in the womens section.
03-22-2008, 10:58 PM
I am 7 month's post partum and can happily say I lost all my 45 lbs gained and then some!
My advise would be to see if you can buy some weights at Big 5, Chicks Sporting Goods, Sports Chalet, Play it Again Sports. They make adjustable weights for inexpensive. Weights are so important as you might know by now for burning fat. and for toning your body.
Eating a clean diet of foods as close to nature as much as possible is going to help with losing the baby Fat the best. Are you nursing? How much weight do you need to lose? I'm sure some of us can give you more advise if you gave us more details.
03-23-2008, 12:39 AM
Yeah I am breastfeeding, I do have a lot of weights to use at home as my partner used to do his workouts from home.
I'm currently 72kg (about 159lbs) and 170cm tall. I gained 18kg throughout my pregnancy altogether.
I am only a few kg's off of my pre pregnancy weight but ideally I would like to be about 62-65kgs toned rather than thin I'm sure you know what I mean.
I may be brave enough to upload a pic or two ;)
I know I have to keep up my food intake while breastfeeding what would be a good amount of calories, around 1800? I have only had protein after 6pm for the past few days and seem to be doing okay with that.
Thanks so much :)
03-23-2008, 09:12 AM
Way to Mazzie! Getting this kind of determination is definitely the first step toward reaching your goals. For me, I found that eating was more of a habit than anything. For example, I would pick up something on the way home from work, in front of the TV, etc. I wasn't hungry, and it wasn't really boredom, either, but a habit. Maybe it's also a habit for you? Once I broke the patterns it was really easy to change my diet. A good tip for when you're sitting at home and get a craving for junk food: brush your teeth or chew a piece of gum. Takes the cravings away - at least for me. Good luck!
03-23-2008, 06:51 PM
Thank you so much Sambakitten, that sounds exactly like me!! I won't even be hungry but I will go to the cupboard and look for something to eat!! And last night watching telly the amount of take away ads made my tummy rumble! But I stayed strong. My biggest 'have to have' food is Iced Coffee with cream - that is what will be the hardest to give up. I don't even like the taste of takeaway that much - just the convenience!
The main way I lost some baby weight at first was because I kept forgetting to eat with a newborn (I know that's a bad way to do it) So I need to be really healthy and determined to get thinner the RIGHT way. When I was younger I would just hardly eat anything to be thin.
The top part of my body is okay, I've always had a 'muscular' type build (thanks mum :)) it's around my hips, butt and thighs where I seem to be carrying the excess weight. Can anyone suggest some good at home exercises to tone this area? The walking and diet will deal with the weight loss side I assume, but once that's uncovered I want to be able to see muscle shape etc (not to over the top though!)
Ive been looking at lots of pics to get inspiration :)