Update #3: September 9, 2014
Post Baby Starting Weight: 160
Current Weight: 136
Goal Weight: 125
Current Clothing Size: stretchy-waisted yoga pants - size S (actual size - not sure - 6 maybe)
Goal Clothing Size: 4
Okay, no picture this time. I can't take the horror. I am very aware that I'm still not at a decent weight or size. I am finding second-baby-weight-loss more difficult and slower. Why?! I think I'm less tolerant of starving all day, frankly. Resisting eating the leftover crusts from Leighton's PB&J or grilled cheese is becoming increasingly more difficult because his food leftovers are much tastier than my diet foods.
I know it has been a while since my last update, but I was really hoping to lose more weight before posting again. I guess 11 pounds in 2 months isn't anything to sneer at, but still. I have no patience. Has my metabolism changed since I tried to lose weight the first time? Probably. Is my will-power lacking? Maybe it's a little less insane than it was last time. Do I have less energy to work out? Well, I know I don't have as much energy at the end of the day for round 2 of exercise.
For some reason, I seem to stagnate at a certain "wall", but then several days later, I make it over and hopefully don't gain the weight back. I am starting to think that some of my initial goals were too lofty and may be unattainable... like having a six-pack. I think I'll be lucky to rid myself of the permanent fanny pack otherwise known as the "mom pouch".
I am still plugging away at T25 (every morning - no breaks!) and have graduated from the Alpha cycle to the Beta round of workouts that are more difficult. Being able to lift Leighton into the front of a too-tall Sam's Club cart has become less difficult so I know I'm getting stronger.
People always say that muscle weighs more than fat, and I know that there is some transition of fat to muscle that is hindering the numerical progress on the scale, but come on... it's not all muscle that's "weighing" me down... ha. Just trying to get into my old clothes makes me very aware that I still have a ways to go.
All I can say is thank goodness it's almost fall, and that means stretchy leggings and slouchy sweaters!
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Cyndi M. Frick
Author of The Most Unlikely Mother Unfiltered: An Overshare of Embarrassing Truths About Motherhood