Post-Baby Body: Week One Update
|July 6, 2012||Posted by Presley under Post Baby Body|
Yesterday I posted the baby’s one week update. I guess today it’s my turn! This one is a little bit harder to publish, though. I feel and look a lot better than I was expecting to one week postpartum, but it is still a little weird to look at (and touch- it’s squishy!) my new body. Everything is just different. It doesn’t help that I look like I’ve been hit by a truck. Hello, tired eyes! I’ll spare you a pick of those, and hit you with this instead.
I tweeted this about a week ago:
That pretty much sums up how I feel right now. My mind is blown. First, my day of delivery measurements shocked me. I knew I had grown, but I hadn’t realized just how much. And now, a week after delivery, I’m shocked at the progress I’ve already made. It may not look like much, but it’s just the push I need to keep it going for the next 9 months. It took 9 months for me to gain the weight, so I feel like I should give myself at least that long to get back in shape. Notice that I didn’t say “to lose the weight”. I don’t think that the number will be a factor for me. I’m much more interested in (hopefully!) seeing some definition again! That being said, I am going to track the numbers for now. It’s just an easy way to stay on track and keep up with how I’m doing. Hopefully once I can truly workout, I’ll be tracking my progress by repetitions, speed, and weights. That is a much more “me” way to keep track. Anyway, here are the week one stats:
Speaking of working out, we went on our first family walk this morning. I got nice and sweaty… and it felt good. I can’t wait to slowly get back into walking, because walking leads to running! (I definitely just said “running” in a Forest Gump voice. Not weird at all. )
I really miss feeling like myself, and I think getting back into running will really help me out. It’s only been about a month since I ran, but it feels like much longer. And judging by how tired I got during our walk, it’s going to be a long road to get back to where I was. Just with everything else, though, I’m giving myself plenty of time to get back to my old “normal”. If I can’t get there, I’ll just make a new normal. Sounds about right to me!
Speaking of feeling like myself, I just generally feel blah. Is that a scientific term? I’ve had a lingering headache since I left the hospital, my back aches, and I just feel so run down. Most of that must be from lack of sleep, but the back aches are definitely from breastfeeding. I need to learn how to sit up straight, but it’s just difficult to find a comfortable position. Ugh. Anyway, enough whining for today! Ryne is home for the weekend, so I think it’s time to hand the baby off to dad and try to take a nap. Rocking Friday night, huh? Hope y’all do something exciting tonight and tell me all about it!