I can’t tell you how excited I am that my favorite trainers are keeping the bikini series spirit going with the bikini project challenge for the rest of the summer! I was super bummed to have missed the last few weeks of the bikini series, but now I feel like I’m getting a second chance to participate!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you may remember back when I began TIU after I had Hampton and these girls helped me lose all of my baby weight fairly quickly. I was back at my re-pregnancy weight by the time Hamp was 4 months old. I was so thankful to them and my stubbornness. 😉
Here I am 6 weeks postpartum and I still have 14 lbs. to lose to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I haven’t lost any weight in the last 3 weeks despite my eating clean (minus a hotdog and dippin’ dots at a ballgame last week) I have still hung on to this weight. Could it be because I’m breastfeeding and my body is holding on to those pounds? I’m not sure. Either way, I’m happy to start exercising again and I am praying that it will be a game changer for me and that I can get the rest of this weight off.
Here are a few tips on how to lose those pesky last few pounds:
-Eat healthy and cut your calories (unless you’re breastfeeding, then just eat clean)
-Exercise every day
-Give yourself a splurge meal or day every week so you don’t get burnt out on your new diet
-Don’t give up. You will have weeks where you see no results. I promise you, the results will come. Just be stubborn enough to never give up. You can reach your goals.
-Mix up your exercises. Dance, run, bike, whatever you feel like doing and throw in strength training daily.
-Establish a routine. This one is difficult for me with a one month old and 19 month old, but the more you stick to a routine, the easier it will be for you and your family.
I will keep you updated on my progress throughout this weight loss journey in order to hold myself accountable. If you notice I haven’t posted about my diet or exercise in a while, leave me a comment reminding me of that cruise I’m going on in August! Yikes!
What tips do you have for losing weight?