Let me start by thanking my friend Rachelle for taking this embarrassing picture of me. Let me also start off by saying that I don’t normally wear a t-shirt tucked into jeans.
Now, that we have that out of the way…I decided to do a follow up to my first postpartum weight loss post, because besides my recent faith post, it has by far been my most viewed and pinned article. Therefore, I can only assume that losing weight after having a baby is something that many women struggle with.
So, before you continue reading this post, please check out my last weight loss post for this one to make sense. In case you are a lazy reader (like me) I’ll catch you up just a bit. I lost my “baby weight” by 4 and a half months after Vi was born by doing youtube workouts and dieting. Even though I lost the weight, I still couldn’t fit back into my jeans. I decided to do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred…and it worked! Half way through the program, I could zip up my jeans, but I still had a little extra hanging over the sides. By the end of the 30 days I could finally fit into my jeans, comfortably.
In my last post, I mentioned how I am not a big fan of exercise. I really wasn’t sure how I’d do with a Jillian Michaels program, but I really liked it because it’s an intense but quick work-out. I won’t lie to you…level 3 is a doozy. All together, I lost 4 pounds and I have since been able to keep off the weight. I like the program so much that I still do her level 1 or level 2 workout on Tuesdays and Thursdays combined with this FitSugar Arm workout. You can find her level 1 workout on youtube, but you have to buy the DVD to complete the entire program.
Real talk, it’s true what they say, having a baby does change your body. Even though I’m at my pre-pregnancy weight, I can’t fit into every pair of jeans in my closet. I can, however, fit into the 2 pairs that I was hoping to get back into. They are Paige Denim and if you know the brand, you know they are a little more forgiving. If I wanted to eat grilled chicken and vegetables the rest of my life, I might be able to fit back into every pair in my closet, but if you’ve seen any of my recipes, you can probably figure out that I think life is too short…and ain’t nobody got time for that.