It has been 4 weeks since I last did a "loose the baby weight progress report". Things are going well and I'm feeling very motivated to run. The habit has been established and I run every day unless I have to be somewhere in the morning.
I run at the same time every day. The second Naomi goes down for her first nap I change and get on the treadmill. She sleeps for 21/2 to 3 hours without making a peep every day so I have to take advantage. The second nap isn't as restful and is only about 2 to 2 1/2 hours (I know... "only" :)
I'm a lucky mommy. She also takes a third 30 minute nap.
I have been going at least 3 miles for the last two weeks. I haven't hit my 3 miles in 30 minutes yet, but today I ran 3 miles in 33 minutes so I'm getting close.
A month ago I could only go about 2 minutes and then I needed to stop and walk. Today I ran 15 minutes at 5.8 mph before I needed to walk and even then I only walked for 2 minutes then started running again.
It's getting so much easier to push myself and I'm feeling confident about being able to run a half marathon. I'm still so far away. I could do one tomorrow but it would be more walking than running. The snow needs to go away (currently it's been snowing since the middle of last night) so I can do longer runs outside. I think my patience is waning even with just the 3 miles.
Starting Monday I'm bumping it up to 4 miles a day.
As for my weight.
I am 10 pounds away (almost 9) from my pre pregnancy weight. I've lost 5 pounds in the last month which is pretty good.
It took 2 weeks to start loosing because of water retention.
I'm so nervous it's going to start getting hard to loose and it's going to taper. I'm assuming that the last 5 is going to take a lot of work, but I'm hoping it doesn't.
I am still eating chocolate everyday (Cadbury eggs... they are around only once a year). I'm sure once I quit that I'll loose faster since it adds about 200 calories a day.
Thank heavens for breastfeeding because I'm sure it is another reason it's coming off so fast.
I'm into size 28's now and 29's are fitting loose. I haven't even tried a 27 yet. I wont until I'm 5 pounds away.
I'm feeling so much better about myself. I can wear my wedding ring (it's still really tight). My stomach is basically flat except for the tire still remaining. I didn't think it could do that again! But I have been doing sit ups like crazy. It kind of hurts and I can't figure out if it's because of the stretched abdominals or the C-Section, but my guess is stretched tummy.
I also do push ups and lift weights and do squats each day. Jaren says he can see a huge difference. I think I can too, but when I put clothes on (since I'm normally in t shirts and stretchy/sweats/PJ pants) I get down because there are still lumps where there used to not be.
Taken on February 6th. (Almost 2 weeks ago)
Maybe I'll try to take some current ones tomorrow since I've lost about another 2 pounds.