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Monday, December 15, 2008

Pilates and My Belly

I own a couple of Windsor Pilates videos that I enjoy doing for abdominal exercise. After not having done pilates during my whole pregnancy (since it wasn't physically possible), I decided to do it the other day. Wow! I never realized how strong my core was before. It was so difficult. I had to follow the girl doing the modified exercises. I will definitely be using my ability to do pilates well as an indicator of my fitness progress as I try to get back to my pre-pregnancy shape.

I've been trying on my old clothes, and it's depressing. It's only been about three weeks since I had the baby, so I know that I shouldn't be too hard on myself but it's tough having a pudgy belly. I know it won't ever be exactly the way it was before (especially with the insane amount of stretch marks I have), but I want to at least fit back into my jeans. I'll let you know when that happens!

On a happy note, I lost another six pounds since I weighed myself about two weeks ago. So that totals 26 pounds lost in almost three weeks! 14 more to go to reach my pre-pregnancy weight! By request, here are some pictures of my beautiful baby who weighed 9 lbs 8 oz at birth, and at her doctor's visit on Thursday (2 weeks old) weighed in at 10 lbs 7 oz!!

Right after birth

Big yawn!

The stretch marks and weight gain were definitely worth having this bundle of love.


Tara and Bob December 15, 2008 at 6:40 PM  

Congrats, she is darling!! That is so exciting, I can't even wait to have my first babe!

She was a big baby!! Wow! Congrats on your weight loss too, that is really exciting, 26lbs in 3 weeks is awesome! Great job, keep up the good work.

I have windsor pilates too, I really should do them more!