Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Body After Baby.

Im a rather realistic person generally speaking. I didn't expect to push out a tiny human & then magically go back to my old self again. It took 10 months get this way, so I gave myself 10 months to get back. 

{Mothers Day, 2013}

Turns out I wasn't a magic breast feeding weight dropper. I wasn't a magic post-breast feeding weight dropper either. I knew I was going to have to work for it. I started Stroller Strides when the little man was about 10 weeks old. You wouldn't believe what impact a positive group of moms & some outdoor activity had on my (now admitted) baby blues. I achieved my goal in terms of number between the little mans 9th & 10th month. While the number made me happy, I still didn't feel as strong as I wanted and clothes just didn't fit the same way. A baby really does change everything.

{Before & After: 8 week long session 1}

 I started a twice a week high intensity interval training program in January & began focusing on clean eating. I ate pretty healthy to begin with, so I didn't have too hard a time with the adjustment. I simply put more thought into what went in my mouth. Between the workouts & thoughtful food plan, today, on my little guys 13 month birthday, I am 15 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm wearing clothes from years ago. I feel so much stronger & have more stamina to keep up with a very active little man. And frankly I look forward to my weekly workouts & the incredible group of women I've gotten to know sweating alongside me.

{Farm Days with the little man in COLLEGE JEANS, April 2014}

I write this to you dear readers not to toot my own horn, but to share that a little bit of change can bring big impact. You don't have to pump yourself full of chemical drink concoctions, only eat bars, or even eat like a rabbit to reach your goal. Just like with all aspects of life, it's all about balance. 
{Easter Afternoon, April 2014 -- 12 weeks total of Body Back }


KatiePerk said...

Way to go!! You look awesome!

Rachel said...

Kate! This is so awesome. Good for you. You look fabulous and healthy!

McV said...

Good for you! You look great!

Kitty and June said...

You look sooo great! I love stories like this! Congrats!

wahine0814 said...

Congratulations! Your hard work really shows, and I bet you feel awesome too :)