First Time Mom and Losing It: 3 Months and 2 Weeks Down

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

3 Months and 2 Weeks Down


Weigh In: I lost 0.6 pounds for a total lost of 39.2 pounds.

Nutrition: I didn't do well at all this week. I ate out a lot and didn't make great choices. I did try chia seeds in an overnight pineapple and coconut oatmeal. I am so in love with overnight oatmeal! I thought I wouldn't like it because it wasn't hot but I was pleasantly surprised.  I will be trying other flavors this week.

Fitness:
I went to the gym only once this week. I did have a great workout that one day and did an incline treadmill workout for 30 minutes and a interval elliptical workout for 30 minutes. My sister was in town so I did a lot of walking on several days with her.

I was pretty disappointed by my actions last week. I have to try to make it to the gym more often and get my strength training in. Before becoming pregnant I was pretty fit and was doing the couch to 5k and loved doing planks. I hope to start on those challenges again this week. As far as my nutrition I have my week planned out and bought all of the groceries I will need. I am hoping that keeps me on track.

Last weeks goals:
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times + a long walk (or exercise video)
  • Resistance Band workout with added floor/ab work 3 times.
  • Drink probiotic coffee once a day. - GOAL MET!
  • Try Chia seeds. - GOAL MET!
  • Drink more water.

This weeks goals:
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times + a long walk (or exercise video)
  • Resistance Band workout 3 times
  • Start Plank Challenge
  • Start Couch to 5k Challenge
  • Stay within a 1400-1700 calorie range
  • Limit white processed carbs.
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44 comments:

  1. Congrats on your work out regimen... I'm struggling with it at the moment. I need to get back into physical activity, anything.

    And what's probiotic coffee? sounds interesting.

    Nadia @ Mama and the City

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  2. It can be very stressful being a first time mom! I gained a lot with my first son, lost it and gained again with my second. For the 3rd pregnancy I didn't really gain much at all. I learn to control my intake. All I ate was fresh fruits and had a big craving for spaghetti! All the fruits and working through the end of my pregnancy helped me to maintain my weigh and labor.

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  3. Congratulations, Michelle :)
    You know what you want and what you need to do, so I'm sure with discipline & the right attitude, you're getting closer each day to your goal. Thought you might want to get the app Skimble. It's a workout trainer with videos and instructions, measures how much calories you've burned too. It's free but you can always upgrade to Pro and Pro+.

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  4. I wish I'd give some tips but I'm not a mom, area out of my expertise. But I think you need to continue with your exercise plan to see results. I'm sure you'd, Michella. Enjoy being a new mother!

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  5. Hey! You still lost though, and that's amazing! It's better then gaining. I had lost 11 pounds, and thought I was going for 13, and then I ended up gaining one.. I was pretty disappointed.. Not sure what I did wrong : (

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  6. Almost 40lbs is amazing. Everyone has off weeks, as long as you stand back up and keep going, that's what really matters.

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  7. Congrats on the weight loss! It can defiantly be hard to keep the enthusiasm a few months in so don't be too down on yourself!

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  8. Do you track your fitness and diet goals with the use of a mobile app or any application online? I guess these tools will help you more to stay motivated.

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  9. congrats on the loss! you are so inspiring to me!

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  10. Even if you aren't always happy with your choices, you are doing fantastic. You should be very proud of yourself

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  11. Congrats on your workout, sticking with it and losing weight. :) Keep up the excellent work.

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  12. I need to get back on the stick.. i have not dieted or exercised in 2 weeks.. and i feel it.. keep it up you are doing great!

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  13. This is awesom! Just found your blog through our FB group page and I love it! Great job on the weight loss! I am trying to lose myself and it has been a constant struggle. I started using greens and a few other products which have help me to lose 25 pounds!! Now the hard part is to keep going. This is the point where something in life happens and I end up going back up! Great motivation and thanks for sharing

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  14. Congrats!! You inspire me each time I visit your site. Losing weight is never easy and I know for myself the challenge has been hard. Great job!

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  15. Wow! almost 40 pounds! That is amazing girl! Great work at a very hard task!

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  16. Congratulations on your continued success! It is not easy to keep focused on healthy eating and exercise. I think everyone has slips. Whats important is your outlook and determination on your chosen goals. Wish you all the best as you continue to move forward.

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  17. You still lost weight, I can't seem to lose any.

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  18. I often wonder if I will ever be at my pre-baby weight, but I know it won't happen. Keep up the hard work.
    http://AMomsPointOfView.com

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  19. I fell off the wagon with my diet and workout programs and put on all the weight I lost. Good for you for sticking with it and for keeping yourself accountable by sharing your progress.

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  20. You are doing great sticking with it! Don't be too disappointed in yourself. You are doing great.

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  21. Hey, you should be proud that you lost. It's so easy to fall off the wagon but you can always get back on. Don't get down on yourself.

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  22. I need to do the plank challenge! I say good job losing anyway.

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  23. I gained a lot of weight when I was pregnant with my little girl. It took a long time to come off. Congrats to you on your continued success.

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  24. WOW good for you. I need to do this so bad. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Keep up the great work! We all struggle once in a while. Just remember that a bad week does not mean anything major. It's just a lesson to learn from & move on. I just started my weight loss journey yesterday. This is my second time around with losing weight. Feel free to swing by to check out my new blog dedicated to my journey. ---> http://nomoresugarinmygrits.blogspot.com/

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  26. I'm in Week 3 of the C25K app. It's challenging! Good luck!

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  27. Great work. I have been seeing your progress and sounds like your well into the routine now.

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  28. That is good that you are keeping track of your progress. You are motivating me to start keeping track of my own goals (once I set them that is..that's the hard part). Keep up the wonderful work! You will for sure reach your goal!

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  29. Sounds like you have been doing an amazing work! Sometimes your body and mind want to take a little easier, the important thing is to get back to the rutine after a slow week like this.

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  30. Great job and keep it up. Keeping in touch with yourself and what you are doing and your honesty is great and needed.

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  31. again congrats on your weight loss! Your story is very inspiring!

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  32. Congrats on being a first time mom and on the work out regimen! You can do it!

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  33. Very inspiring story.. I hope you complete all your goals, I am trying my hands on cycling these days to lose some extra weight.

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  34. Congrats, your doing an amazing job!!!

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  35. I like that you are realistic about not meeting your goals, yet you don't beat yourself up, and move on to do better next time. In my humble opinion you did amazingly and wow... I love being on this journey with you!

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  36. Great job, mama! Keep it up! I am at 4 months and 33 lbs down.

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  37. It's really nice that you have set goals per week. I usually set 3 to 4 runs per week and feel bad when I only do one run a week.

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  38. Congrats! I am on a weightloss journey too - but after losing a ton - I suddenly gain 5 lbs, Ugh. I feel so sad about it.

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  39. I keep track of your progress and congratulations and what makes me feel bad is I cant even start my own fitness program.

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  40. I love overnight oats too! Although we always heat ours. But it's such an easy way to get a hearty breakfast, and I find that is always my first step toward weight loss.

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  41. I think it´s all a matter of perspective. What you did sounds like a real lot to me. Best wishes on the new week goals.

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  42. that is amazing! congrats.. i want to lose weight too lol...

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  43. Wow! Good for you! I keep trying every month and I struggle so much around my period. I get really hungry! Then I lose focus. So I know how much will power is definitely needed! I would give you a hug!

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