So, it's been 20 days since Gigi was born and I've had my check up with the docs and I am free and clear to begin "low impact mat workouts". I'm really excited to start exercising again. Throughout my pregnancy, or at least up until 29 weeks when I was restricted to mostly resting, I was walking 2-4 miles a day and doing some simple conditioning and stretching from my Tracy Anderson Mat Workout DVD 4-5 times each week and I was also doing Pregnancy Yoga. Pregnancy is such an incredible physical journey and, while there were many things I enjoyed about being pregnant, I have to admit that I didn't always enjoy watching my body morph and change and I really didn't enjoy having my wardrobe whittled slowly down to 2 pairs of jeans and a handful of tops and one pair of shoes (I only had one pair I could put on and take off easily on my own). Anyway... now that our little one is here, I am looking forward to getting my wardrobe (a blog on that soon) and my body back in working order.
I thought I'd give you a glimpse at what I look like right now:
Don't mind the dark circles under my eyes and the breast milk on my bra!
Here's the stats...
Pre-pregnancy weight: 124 lbs
Weight at end of pregnancy: 153 lbs (gained 29 lbs)
Current weight: 131 lbs
The goal: 120-125 lbs (this is the weight range I feel the best at)
Pre-pregnancy measurements: 36-27-37
Belly measurement at end of pregnancy: 39
Current measurement: 38-31-38
The goal: I don't really have a goal here! I have no idea what's realistic. Of course, I would love to have my 27 inch waist back but... As longs as I can fit in my pre-pregancy clothes comfortably then that will be perfect.
I recognize that I am blessed with very good genes and have bounced back really quickly to very close to my pre-pregnancy size. That being said, I am still not feeling quite like myself. I don't feel fit and strong and my ab muscles are pretty much non-existent. I am learning how important my core and back stabilizers are to improving and hopefully eliminating my back and S.I. joint pain. I am setting some fitness goals for myself and, as winter draws to a close (hey, a girl can dream) it's the perfect time of year to start getting active again. My goal is to start going for nice long walks again (2-4 miles) and to do my Tracy Anderson Post-Pregnancy Mat Workout 3-5 times each week. I did it once already and my abs are definitely sore!