For the past twelve weeks I’ve watched calories, joined Baby Boot Camp (an outdoor exercise class for a postpartum workout), and have breastfed this hungry baby of mine every two hours. I’ve lost four measly pounds from my post-birth weight. While part of me just wants to throw up my hands and cry into my steel cut oats, the other part of me realizes that patience is key.
Some of us shed weight easily while breastfeeding but apparently twenty percent of us have bodies that actually hold onto pounds while nursing. I must fit into that lucky fraction because it seems that weight loss was actually easier before I had the baby. How can that be?
Now that I’m back to work, there’s less time to dedicate to eating right and exercising. But being thrifty and green, my weight loss regime will consist of smaller portions of natural foods and lots of outdoor walks with my baby. I hope that combining those habits with a bit of patience will help me back into a healthy body.
Do you have any great weight loss tips to contribute? I’d love to hear them!