Ever since I had my son in May, I been obsessed with losing the baby weight. During my pregnancy, I gained 41 pounds. Getting so out of control with food during pregnancy was my fault. Lack of daily workouts weren't completely my fault, however. I was on restricted activity for a few months because of a back injury.
I waited 5 and a half weeks after I had my son to go back into the gym. I started off slow, just walking and doing light weight-lifting. Once I got the 'OK' from my doctor, I went back to my pre-baby routine.
Before I got pregnant, I was obsessed with running. It cleared my head, and I felt zen. Hell, I feel zen when I'm dripping sweat. I love it.
Anyway, little by little I have been trying to do 12 min miles. A month ago, I was able to do a mile in 12min, 8 seconds. It was the greatest day since I had my son. Along with running for prolonged periods of time, I'm trying to weight-lift. Each time I'm at the gym (which is only 3 times a week due to being a single mom), I slowly increase the amount of weight I lift.
Because I am a single mom with no help, it's hard to workout at the gym as hard and as often as I'd like to. This is why I do some workouts at home, and I keep my diet ON POINT. I've been successful thus far, losing 30 pounds in 4 months. I still have about 10 pounds left to lose until I'm at my pre-baby weight, and then I plan on losing 15 more pounds. The weight is coming off slowly, but they say the slower it comes off, the easier it is to keep the weight off.
I am going to be chronicling my workouts and dieting life in hopes it inspires other women to live their best life. We can do this! *flexes muscle*
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Below is a side-by-side of when I was pregnant, and what I look like now.
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Shauna S has been an online content provider since 2010. Her work has been featured on AOL, Yahoo, Helium, Examiner, Bubblews, Hubpages, and more.