Monday, February 18, 2019

2 Weeks vs. 3 Months Postpartum

Left Photo: 2 Weeks Postpartum
Right Photo: 3 Months Postpartum 

Hi Everyone!

I thought I'd do a little bit of an update on my postpartum journey. I feel like all women are different in terms of how our bodies react during pregnancy and postpartum, so I don't compare myself to anyone else. And also, I am not sure why I look so pensive in the 3 months postpartum photo, but I promise I am happy ha!

I lost a lot of core strength during pregnancy (obviously) and that is one of the biggest things that I have noticed during my postpartum fitness journey. Thankfully, essentially every exercise we do involves our core, so this has helped me tremendously. I had more separation in my abs this pregnancy than with my other two, so that has been a bit harder for me. 

One thing I am really working on is trying to rebuild muscle. I was sick for a long time during this pregnancy and lost quite a bit of muscle mass. Gaining that back is a slow process for me, but I am just taking it one day at a time. This picture is more focused on my abdominals because this is where I have physically seen the most progress, but my legs and arms feel stronger as well. 

In terms of my fitness routine, I generally workout 6x a week and incorporate lifting and cardio each day. Where I struggle the most is definitely with my diet. I am not the cleanest eater and I love my sweets. I am all about moderation but I definitely need to dial in my nutrition to meet my goals and see the results that I'd like to see. 

If any of you have any eating plans that you love, please let me know!


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