I’ve always struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember, so I’m no stranger to dieting and exercise. Pre-pregnancy I had gotten into a pretty good routine, but it was pretty easy to fall out of my routine once I was pregnant. The excuses, while legitimate, were plentiful: ”I’m too tired”, “I feel awkward trying to do Zumba with a giant pregnant belly”, “My feet are swollen”, “It’s too hot – I don’t want to overheat the baby”.
And, let’s not even talk about the eating. While I ate a fairly balanced diet, I definitely enjoyed my indulgences, namely ice cream…often. By the time my pregnancy was complete I had gained a whopping 55 pounds. Lucky for me 35 of those pounds came off right away in the week after Fern was born, but I’ve still got 20 to go – actually 30 since I was 10 pounds over my “happy weight” before getting pregnant. Time to get back in a routine!
So, what am I doing to get back into a healthy routine and shed these post-baby pounds?
Find out after the jump!