Update #1: June 13th, 2014
Post Baby Starting Weight: 160
Goal Weight: 120 (pre-baby was 125)
Current Clothing Size: maternity :(
Goal Clothing Size: 4
Other Goals: 6 pack abs, good thigh gap, toned arms (had the thigh gap pre-baby, but not the other 2)
Unfortunately for me, I gained more weight (45+ pounds) with my second than with my first (40 pounds). Somehow I lost a bit of self control and had a few more bowls of potato chips and donuts with my second pregnancy than I allowed myself with my first. Oops, my bad. So I guess it was my fault for setting myself back farther in my journey to get back to my goal weight and size.
With every passing day beyond being 38 weeks pregnant, all I could thing about was the extra weight I was putting on that I would have to lose and the shortening clock between the birth and our 10-year anniversary trip in September. How would I have time to get back in shape if this baby stayed in too long? Waiting that 6 weeks to start an intense workout regimen of T25 was going to kill me. What would seriously going to happen if I started after 4 weeks? Would my uterus fall out? I don't need it anymore, and that would help me lose a few more pounds...
But seriously, I started panicking and getting really twichy which made me crabby and a bitch to be around (ask my husband who said that he could never be a Polygamist because if he had to deal with more than one super pregnant wife, he'd kill himself). I know most people are probably just happy with a healthy baby and with thoughts like, "Well, it took 10 months to put the weight on, I'll give myself at least that to get it off", but not me. I want this weight of ASAP. I mean, I have seriously forgotten what it is like to be thin and not super fat pregnant and completely unattractive. I want to wear 6"+ heels, cute dresses, shorts without my legs rubbing together and making them ride up!
I was starting to to think that Focus T25 might not cut it in my time frame and that maybe I needed to go with the Insanity workout that promises "A year's worth of results in 60 days". Am I insane? Of course I am - you know that by now. Would I stick to a workout program that super intense? If it gets me to where I want to be? You bet I would. I make no excuses when it comes to exercise and staying in shape, unless pregnancy, injury, major (not minor) illness, or an act of God interferes of course.
I'm such a stringent rule follower that I probably won't push doctor's orders, but all I want is my body back, and I want it back sooner than later so stay tuned, and watch me shrink!
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Cyndi M. Frick
Author of The Most Unlikely Mother Unfiltered: An Overshare of Embarrassing Truths About Motherhood