I got incredibly lucky in losing all of my baby weight. Landon nursed constantly and I became one of those annoying women who lost all of their weight from breastfeeding alone. I always thought women who said that were full of it until the same thing happened to me. I actually wound up losing all 32lbs from the pregnancy and then 10 more lbs. I was able to eat like a pig and lose weight at the same time. It was awesome.
All good things come to an end though. Landon is now nursing every 3-4 hours during the day and I will be weaning him one he's 1 in a few months (OMG). Since he's not eating from me so much, I am beginning to notice the weight slowly creep back up on me. I'm not willing to let that happen and I'm about 8lbs heavier than I'd like to be. Not a huuuuuuge deal and all of my pants still fit, but not wonderful either and I know if I'm not careful I will wind up gaining a lot more. I was actually starting to get a bit too skinny with the breastfeeding and Jeff was wondering where my butt went lol, so I don't want to go down that low again, but still.
Starting Monday, I am going to set my alarm and get up around 7:00am since Landon is almost always still sleeping at that time. I hate having to get up early since Landon does still wake up during the night, but there's really no other time for me to get a workout in. I plan to do the 30 Day Shred 3 times a week to start. As I get in better shape, I might throw in another day of it, or hop on the treadmill. I'm also going to be counting my calories using My Fitness Pal on my iphone. I just need to be careful that I don't cut out too many calories and cause my milk supply to tank, because being able to feed Landon comes first. I'm a huge snacker and I think seeing how many calories everything I put into my body is will help me make better choices. I've been basically able to eat whatever I want between pregnancy and breastfeeding for about a year and a half, so I know it's going to be a tough habit to break. I'm writing all of this here so I will be held accountable to all of you. I plan on posting updates here and there to track my progress.
I will never be able to wear a bikini again due to my lovely stretch marks, but we do plan on taking Landon to the beach this summer, and I'd like to look good in my 1 piece suits. I also want to be healthy and set a good example for my son. Wish me luck!