Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Body & mind after baby: three month update

You can find my one month update here

Body update

As you know from my weekly posts about my workouts, I am back working out. I promised myself that I would wait until my 6 week check up to get the okay from my doctor before I started working out again, which I did. I did go on lots of walks with Harley and Amelia during the first 6 weeks though. Starting to workout again after having a baby is definitely humbling! Between being out of shape, the extra weight, being tired and increased cup size, it's been challenging. There are days where I can only get out for a walk and that's okay. 

4 days/17 days/87 days postpartum
In terms of my weight, I've lost a couple pounds but still hanging onto about 5-8lbs (depending on the day) of baby weight. I know that I shouldn't give myself a hard time about it, but it'd be nice to have it gone. At the same time, I haven't been watching what I've been eating (holy intense cravings for carbs while breast feeding and working out!), which I know is a big part of it. I'm also trying not to push myself too much as I don't want to screw up my supply as Amelia sometimes won't take a bottle.  The linea nigra is still faint on my belly, but hopefully that goes away with time. 

Mind update

Can I be honest for a second? Holy shit, motherhood is HARD some days! I knew that having a baby was going to be a big adjustment, but it doesn't hit you how big of an adjustment it is until your baby only wants you 24/7. I think breast feeding plays a big part in that, but it's definitely frustrating some days. Don't get me wrong, I love Amelia with all my heart and love being a mom, but it's hard having this little human who wants to be attached to you all the time and doesn't want anyone else. I know that it won't be long until she wants nothing to do with me and only wants Mr.D, so I'm trying to remember that on the hard days. 

I think the word to describe motherhood the last couple of weeks is hard. But it's also so rewarding and incredible. When Amelia looks up at me with her big blue eyes and smiles at me, all of those hard moments are erased. It's also amazing to watch her grow and discover new things like that her hands can go in her mouth or that she can smack her tongue. Even crazier to me is that she is growing solely off the milk that I provide to her and nothing else!

Staying in contact and getting together with the other moms from our prenatal class has been so good too. As our babies are all so close in age, we can discuss what is happening with our babies and how each person is handling it. It's nice to know that you aren't the only one going through it!

I'll probably do my next update at six months.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Training Tuesday

Another week of workouts done! I've found that the trick to getting in a workout during the week is to be in my workout clothes and have everything set up, so that as soon as I get Amelia to sleep, I go workout right away. She has been only napping for 30 minutes in the morning which is the perfect amount of time for a 21 day fix workout!

Monday April 6

  • 4.3km walk with Harley and Amelia
  • 21 day cardio fix

Tuesday April 7

  • 5.07km run {5:54/km pace} with Harley and Amelia
  • 21 day upper fix

Wednesday April 8

  • 21 day total body cardio
  • 2km walk

Thursday April 9

  • 6km run {6:06/km pace} with Amelia. It was a warmer day out and this is the farthest I've ran since having her, so a few walk breaks were taken
  • 21 day yoga fix
  • 4km walk with Harley and Amelia- I was going to take Harley with me on my run, but he faked an injury (I could barely get him off his bed even with treats and he is so food oriented), but was totally fine when I got home. What a little shit head!

Friday April 10

  • 21 day dirty thirty fix
  • 5km walk with Harley and Amelia

Saturday April 11

  • 3.2km walk with a friend
  • 21 day lower fix

Sunday April 12

  • I wasn't feeling great this day, so decided to take a rest day. I was hoping to go for a run while Mr.D was home, but it was also super windy out
Tell me: how was your week of workouts? If you are a mom, how do you fit your workouts in?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Anyone else think it's crazy that it's the middle of April already? I feel like it was just January and I was counting down the days until Amelia arrived.

Let's see what we were up to on the weekend:

{friday} when Mr.D got home from work, we went to the mall to grab some dinner and look for a bigger swaddle for Amelia as she is getting too long for the ones we have. I found a couple shirts at Old Navy, but didn't try them on until I got home and they just don't work. Looks like I'll be making some returns this week.

the baby straight jacket ;)
{saturday} in the morning, Mr.D and Justin attempted to go to the mountains to go for a mountain bike ride, but were met with a snow storm! They ended up coming home and enjoying a beer on the deck to drown their sorrows ;) While they were riding, my friend Kim came over and we went for a walk with Amelia and Harley. We ended up cutting it short because it was so freaking windy! I think I would rather have rain or snow over wind any day. I had a quick shower in the afternoon and then we headed to Alison and Justin's close to dinner time as they invited us over for a last minute BBQ. Justin BBQ'd burgers and sausages....yummy and easy! 

Can't wait until these two can play together!
At least one of us is looking at the camera ;)
Thanks again for having us over guys!

{sunday} in the morning, I did a bunch of chores around the house (does laundry ever end?!). I wasn't feeling super great, so Mr.D took Harley for a walk and grabbed groceries. Amelia and I ended up laying on the couch watching tv all afternoon...sometimes that's just needed! 

I decided I better make myself look semi presentable as I was joining a Google chat with Amber, Lisa and Kyria in celebration of Lauren and her soon to be baby. As we all live in different parts of Canada/US, this was the best is pretty darn great! It was great to "see" all of you girls!

A pretty unplanned, but fun weekend :) 

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

This and that

I've decided that I might just make this a weekly post as I feel like I have things to tell you, but they are always random things that don't fit into any other blog posts. Aka Leigh's brain dump before she forgets because her memory sucks lately.
  • Amelia had a two hour and twenty minute nap in her crib the other day!! This is unheard of in our house. Forty five minutes is usually the max she'll stay asleep in there. Fingers crossed it happens again!
  • Amelia and I are flying to Ontario in less than two weeks to see my family. I'm excited to see everyone, but also nervous about flying alone with her. Any tips for me?
  • yesterday I had a couple of the ladies from our prenatal class over. It's fun to see how much the babies have grown and chat with the other moms about what we are going through right now
  • I could use a nap. I could also use an update to my closet as things just don't fit the same anymore
 Tell me: something random for your Thursday

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Workout Wednesday

Another week of workouts done! In case anyone is wondering, I'm doing the 21 day fix workouts but not following the schedule or eating plan. I am trying to do it every day, but also want to get some runs in. And some days Amelia just wants to be held a little more :) 

I need to get back on track after all of the Easter goodies though!

Monday March 30
  • 8km walk - I went for a couple different walks
  • 21 day fix total body cardio
Tuesday March 31
  • 4.7km run - everything that could go wrong on this run did. Amelia cried, Harley pulled, it was windy and I was tired. I ended up walking lots, but that's okay. Runs like this happen and onto the next one 

Wednesday April 1
  • 21 day upper and lower fix
Thursday April 2
  • 4.3km walk with Harley and Amelia
  • 21 day dirty 30 fix- tough workout!
Friday April 3
  • rest
Saturday April 4
  • 5.63km walk with the family
  • 21 day plyo fix- holy that workout had me sweating!
Sunday April 5
  • rest
Tell me: how was your week of workouts?


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