I feel like I should start by saying that in terms of post-natal recovery (lady bits excluded), I got pretty lucky. I have no stretch marks, no varicose veins and I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight within about 10 weeks or so of giving birth. And now, 5 months later, I’m about 1 or 2 kilograms below my pre-baby weight. Which isn’t really a bad position to be in.
But the thing is, those numbers on the scale don’t really tell the right story. My body just is not the same. Where there was muscle, there are now wibbly wobbly stores of fat. Everything feels soft and jiggly and droopy. Which is totally normal after having had a baby, I get that. I’m not looking at myself in the mirror every day and hating what I’m seeing. I’m pretty damn proud of what this body has done over the last 12 months. But now I’d like to try to get my old body back now. As much as I possibly can.
A few years ago, I had a lot of success losing weight on Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation program. The program prescribes a pretty low calorie intake and a fairly high amount of exercise which is something that doesn’t sit entirely well with me now that I have learned a lot more about nutrition and training. But the fact is that it was what I needed to give me a boost in the right direction back then and I think it’s probably what I need to boost me in the right direction again now.
Technically the round started two weeks ago but with us travelling to Queensland last week, it just wasn’t practical for me to start then. So I’m starting on Monday. It’s going to be tricky this time as I’m also feeding Lee who needs to consume significantly more calories than I do but I think I can make it work. And of course finding time to get to the gym isn’t as simple as it once was but I have plans in place for that. Now I just need to spend the weekend getting my head into the right space to do this.