I cannot believe week 12 is here already. Baby O is holding his head up, smiling, cooing and interacting like crazy and Fit Boy is slowly settling down and seems to have accepted that this little person is not going away.
As for myself, weigh-in has me down 5lbs this past month. 3 that I put back on plus another 2 that decided to get the heck outta town (and good riddance!). At this point, weight loss doesn’t concern me. I’m in the healthy range for my height/build so any further weight that jumps ship is a bonus. I will probably still check once a month but if I don’t…uh…well I don’t
Exercise-wise, I’ve been running and loving it but I think I need to get my gait re-examined. I had this done after Fit Boy was born and the shoes I ended up in were marvelous (thank you Asics!)! Had very little knee pain (the thorn in my side!) and was able to run very well in them. I’m noticing that the magic is fading and my knees and shins are sore when I run. Part could be that I’m overcompensating for my weakened core and overall loss of muscle tone. If anyone has insight/suggestions, hit me up in the comments!
This coming month my goals are to continue with my running plan and to get back in the pool. I’ve been avoiding it because a) I need someone to watch the kids, b) the open swim times at the pool s-u-c-k, c) wasn’t quite ready to try and pour myself into a swimsuit. In my determination to live a No Excuses lifestyle, I can’t hide behind them. Some obstacles are tough but turning them into reasons not to do something means I’m not taking the time to find solutions. These next few weeks will be spent identifying the obstacles and finding ways around them.
And lest we forget…the progress pictures:
12 weeks postpartum
Question: What are your biggest obstacles and how are you working around them?