Postpartum weight loss can be really tricky. Getting back in shape this time around has been so much harder than after my first two pregnancies. The weight seemed to come right off in the first couple of months with the exception of those last 5 to 10 pounds that I had to start working to get off. This time my body has been completely different. My pregnancy was harder as far as aches and pains that were pretty much 24/7 towards the end. My aches and pains have not gone away. My body is taking a lot longer to heal this time and so my workouts have been a huge struggle.
Favorite Tools for Postpartum Weight Loss:
Last week, I went back to my tried and true way of losing weight. Nursing alone has not helped me lose weight this time, so I knew it was time to shake things up. The My Fitness Pal app is my favorite for keeping track of calories consumed. I began logging everything in it again which makes me aware of how much I am consuming. It allows me to make sure I am eating enough to support my milk while not going overboard. It has been my absolute favorite app to use when it comes to postpartum weight loss.
The second thing that has helped me has been the Misfit Ray Fitness Tracker. I am obsessed with this tracker for two reasons: It is much more stylish than other fitness trackers I have tried in the past and it is completely water proof! I can wear it in the bath tub, swimming, shower, washing dishes, etc. Therefore it really count ever calorie that I am burning throughout the day and night. It also keeps track of my sleep patterns which have been pretty pitiful lately as you can imagine. Getting up to feed Weston three times a night has been tough and exhausting and this track has definitely reflected that.
Since using both of these for a little over a week now, I have finally started losing weight. Using both of these tools while doing my daily Tone it Up workouts (they’re free, so check them out) has definitely set me up for success! I still have 15 lbs. to go to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but I have a feeing that if I keep up with it as I have this past week, I will be able to get it off.