2nd Baby Postpartum Body Goals
Time is such a funny thing. We all feel like we don’t have enough of it. I know I feel that way. I don’t have time to eat better, I don’t have the time (or energy) to exercise, etc. One of the biggest challenges that I’ve experienced during this second postpartum body journey is how unmotivated I’ve been to exercise, or cut out the extra sweets. I feel like I deserve a reward for surviving each day, and I very well may, but I didn’t feel like this with one kid. I was ready to bounce back as soon as possible. I kept such close track of my body after having Mara, but it was barely on my mind with Bellamy. I guess that’s what happens after the second kid. Life gets too busy and some worries and concerns just fall away. It’s not that I haven’t been paying attention to my body, it’s just that I didn’t care enough to change things.
A few weeks ago my old clothes started to fit, which has been amazing! It’s really done wonders to boost my self-esteem. I lost the weight by cutting back on daily desserts and wine. That’s all! And it was easy enough to go without those things. Especially when I’m having a good day and not struggling with the blues. Now that my clothes fit and I’m really feeling myself again, I think it’s a great time to start exercising regularly again. I need some endorphins to help me through the crazy days! And maybe just a little dessert 😉
I really felt like keeping track of my postpartum journey via the blog really held me accountable with Mara, so I want to give it (another) try with my second baby body journey. I posted once not long after Belle was born, but never posted again. I’m hoping to see some more muscle definition in the before and after shots this time rather than weight-loss. My big goal is really to feel stronger, boost my mood and prioritize my health.
I think I need to include some squats in my exercise routine. That way I can use the peach emoji to describe my booty. #goals 😉
Fitness Goals (for the next 3 months)
- Exercise 3x a week
- Jog 1x a week
- Drink 65 oz. water a day
- Cut down on sweets and wine during the week
You can find all of my posts regarding my postpartum body on the Motherhood page!