Losing weight is never an easy task. When I learned how to eat properly and exercise to simplify HOW to lose weight the right way, everything seemed to click. From about 2010 until 2016, I was constantly challenging myself and seeing progress over time. Sometimes the progress wasn’t necessarily related to pounds, but instead I saw my inner strength appear on my exterior in the shape of new muscles and new fitness milestones. It seemed that right when I was at my leanest and meanest, POOF I was pregnant!
I knew I had to take my time and move through exercises slowly to increase my strength safely while recovering from delivering a HUMAN from my body!
The first 2-3 months were literally spent REBUILDING. I had to modify to regress before I could progress. Yes, it was a blow to my ego originally to see I couldn’t physically do what I once did, admittedly. I had to put on my big girl panties and realize it was part of the process and repeat to myself each day, “Accept where you are today and do your best!”
(Check out my first 3 months of progress HERE)
I had to put my head down.
I had to FOCUS.
I had to get rid of sweets and all of the cravings I had when I was pregnant.
I had to focus on what made me feel good food-wise, and I got rid of dairy.
I had to focus on form and a strong core.
I had to check in for accountability because Lord knows 5am wakeup calls aren’t fun.
I had to MAKE IT HAPPEN NO MATTER WHAT.
I’m happy to say that I am about 4-5 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. I had to admit that when I found out I was pregnant, I was probably underweight as I was preparing to film for CDJ. So, I know that I am right where I need to be!
I feel stronger, I feel like I can do my beloved pushups and burpees like a boss again, I have done it with limited sleep sometimes and have stayed on my plan even with travel.
My MOM BOD has done some amazing things and will continue to as long as I KEEP GOING FORWARD!
Are you a mom who had to rebuild herself after a baby?
What was your moment you knew you finally felt yourself again?
Are you a mom who wants to have support on your journey now? Let me know!