What do the numbers say?
Numbers wise I am slowly but surely getting there. I am officially one pound away from my pre-pregnancy weight and about 6 pounds away from my big goal. However, I only use these numbers as a reference point and REALLY go by how much clothes are fitting 😉 Considering the last 2 months included my first set of finals and spring break I am pretty happy with where I am.
I am trying VERY hard to fit in my workouts, however, I am having to get creative and sneaky with it. I try to wake up around 5:00AM some mornings to get in a short workout. However I am realizing that I definitely can’t run that early and on an empty stomach. So, instead I do incline walking, T25, or a Nike Training Club workout. At night I do more incline walking while I study. Have to multitask 😉 I haven’t gotten as much running in which makes me sad but I have been getting a few miles in via sprints. Overall I am doing the best I can and that’s cool.
Another area that I am working on improving. I am back to tracking calories and macros a bit to try to curb my junk food consumption at school. I have found that sitting in a classroom ALL day is the best way to crave junk. By tracking my numbers a bit I can visually see where I am spending my calories. I have been using LoseIt! and love the app. I am aiming for ~2300 calories a day to support both weight loss and breastfeeding and so far that’s working for me. I am really good about getting in my water though everyday which I think is apparent in my milk supply.
Overall I am very satisfied with my progress. I feel like I am closer to my “normal” at five months after Bryn than I was after Emmalyne. For reference, here is my post from then! My goal for the next month is to work on my abs a bit since beach season is here and I am ready to rock a bikini 🙂