Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby Weight

I'm faily lucky... baby weight comes off my fairly easily... for the most part. At 6 weeks post-partum now, I've lost 25 pounds and I'm back to wearing my regular jeans. But I've still got 8 or 10 pounds to go... and these 8 or 10 are the tough ones. Those 10 pounds is the weight I put on in 3 years of marriage. Allison was 8 months old before I was able to get them off compeltely and get back to my wedding weight (first time since my first anniversary!)... and South Beach helped me do that. Since I'm nursing Carter, I really can't do South Beach.

So, instead, running shoes.

In the last week I've had the extreme urge to own running shoes, which I don't wear on a daily basis at all. I haven't worn tennis shoes of any variety on a daily basis (or even a regular basis for anything but excercise) since the 9th grade. I want them to run in. I'm hoping that I'll have the will-power to get up and go jogging after Carter's morning feeding. I'm hoping that that will-power will get the last of my baby weight off before the end of the summer.

Thats my goal... 10 pounds gone by the end of August. Maybe I'll try to report here weekly... or biweekly to help keep me honest and accountable. Now all I need is a running partner to keep me getting out of the house for a jog around 7. Anyone near me game?


Alison said...

way to go! Those last 10 are hard especially when you are nursing. your body likes to hold onto it until you are done :(

Emily said...

Is that 7 am? I wish you luck. I'm a total wimp when it comes to running, and I have never been able to motivate myself to wake up and go right in the morning, but maybe 7 am wouldn't be too bad.

Are you going every day? I'm not available until school's out in two weeks, but in June I am, and I would love to have a good reason to get out and exercise (I'm in the middle of gaining that marriage weight). If you're still doing it in June give me a call or an email.

Marc and Lori Johnson said...

You go girl! I too hope to be that dedicated after I have Hyrum. I would totally volunteer in July sometime but we live so far away from each other. Maybe your dedication will inspire me!

Vanessa said...

carter is only 5 weeks old and you are joggin? wow! i've seen most c-section moms hardly walking at 5 weeks post baby...good for you!