Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Haute Mom Dilemma #2 ~ Gettin' your Haute Bod Back

So the item that has been weighing on my mind this week is the fact that all my haute clothes don't fit. As some of you may know, I am particularly obsessive about my weight. I have done every diet known to man and am a workout fanatic. Prior to my pregnancy my main hobby was running, and running far. You know how people wonder how it could possibly be fun to run miles and miles? Well, I am the one they are wondering about. I love to run, lift weights, ski, you name it. I did what I could through my pregnancy but let's face it - at 8 months pregnant you are not haute while excercising, you are just HOT and swollen...and puffy...and...Although I watched what I ate, I gained 30 pounds of baby weight. I know that this is "average" and I was more worried about having a healthy baby (I did, she was 7 pounds 14 ounces). I thought that as soon as I got clearance I would be all about hittin' the pavement but now 8 weeks has gone by and all I can do is muster some energy up to walk, and not even consistently.
Here is the dilemma - how does a once fit, stay at home, breastfeeding mom find the time to start working off those baby pounds? I look at pictures of many of my friends and they look just as the did pre-baby - how did they do it? I tease myself by trying to get my pre-baby jeans on and they won't even fit over my thighs! I have a baby jogger and wonder if I do get out there with Stella, what will happen? What if she gets hungry? What if she poops (that's a whole other dilemma in itself)? Can I logistically work out at home? Is there a good video out there? Tell me please! We are in the middle of bathing suit season and I refuse to be "that girl" but I also refuse to convert to the tankini. Let's go all you haute moms - post your stories, experiences, and tips for the rest of us. Help us get those haute mom bodies back!

2 comments:

  1. I wish I had some advice for you, but I don't. I need to lose some pounds myself, (my "muffin-top" is NOT cute), but don't seem to have the time to do it. If you find something that works...PLEASE share it with me.

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  2. Hi Kelley! Love your new blog! Body after baby SUCKS!!! I just had baby #3 14 weeks ago. I hate my body right now. HATE! I know hearing this gets old, but the weight does come off. I started at 115 pounds before my first child and it took about a year for me to get back down and I actually ended up at 113. It took a year to get back to 113 after my second child too. Right now I feel like I'm in a pit of despair, but I know that eventually I will be back to my preferred weight and you will be too. Here's the dirty little secret that no one tells you about breastfeeding: it keeps the weight on, not off. They all lie to you that it's "a great diet" and "makes the weight come off faster." I don't know if this is a ploy to get women to breastfeed or just a case of misery loves company. I'm breastfeeding too and because of that it is impossible to cut calories (enough) to get rid of all of the extra pounds. I've started working out (jogging on the treadmill and light weights). It's not easy to work out, though. I'm exhausted by the end of the day once the kids are in bed and our mornings are way too hectic for working out. Stay patient and it will come off. If you ever want to talk about blogging stuff or mommy stuff, please let me know. I have two blogs and three kids, so I'm pretty well versed in both. :) I have lots to share on the breastfeeding stuff too but must run for now. I'll be back to your blog soon. :)

    Delta Love,
    Lisa Benedict Robertson
    lisa at babesindisneyland dot com

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