Post-pregnancy weight loss summary: In the 3 weeks I was pregnant following the final weigh-in, I didn't gain any more weight. I weighed myself when we arrived at the hospital and was 165#. When I left the hospital two days later, I weighed in at 150#. The following week or so, I lost about 1-2 pounds per day and was down to 140# about a week and a half after Landon was born. The weight loss slowed after that, and I'm currently about 135-138 pounds (depending on the time of day). I'm still about 10# heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight, but I don't really have a weight loss goal ... I just want to be good at CrossFit again. (And Bobby is happy to let me know that currently I am not good at CrossFit.)
I didn't ask my doctor many questions about what I should / should not be doing as far as working out because I figured I wouldn't listen anyway. She told me not to lift anything heavier than Landon in his carseat for 6 weeks ... ha, ok. I'm just following the same philosophy as when I was pregnant and listening to my body. Within a week of having Landon, I started going on walks, and 11 days after he was born, I did a workout with rowing, pull ups, and push ups. I felt super light doing the pull ups and push ups, but my body also got really tired really quickly.
My plan now is to do a bunch of benchmark and hero wods over the next few weeks to get some times to beat. Here are the ones I've done so far:
Helen, 6/22/12 -- 11:39 (PR 8:29 on 7/9/11)
Jeremy, 6/25/12 -- 5:43 (PR 4:40 on 5/3/11)
SQT, 6/26/12 -- 3:58
Jackie, 6/27/12 -- 10:30 (PR 7:38 on 7/26/11)
Cindy, 6/29/12 -- 14 rounds + 5 reps (PR 15 rounds + 11 reps on 2/21/11)
It feels weird, and a little scary, being able to push myself hard again, and I'm realizing it will be harder than I thought to build back that mental toughness. This week, I plan to include some longer workouts and workouts with heavier weight.
|Landon and Uncle Bobby|
25 days old :)