Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mummy Tummy Begone!

Let me ask you this - how in the world am i going to be able to regularly indulge my love of baking without getting fat? I weighed myself the other day ( for the first time since having a baby ) and - argh! I weigh the same now as i did when i was 8 months pregnant! It kind of shocked me to tell you the truth. I managed to lose enough of the baby weight to fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans but just in the last few weeks i'd noticed them getting a little uncomfortable around the middle. And no wonder - i am now only 3 kgs lighter than my heaviest ever weight ( but, strangely, still 2 clothing sizes smaller ).

I know we should pay more attention to how our clothes fit than we do to a particular number but i cant help it. I worked really hard a few years back to get some weight off - i lost a total of 20 kgs in about a year - and the thought of it creeping back on, even after having a baby, is creeping me out. And so this week has seen the implementation of " Operation Slim Down ". Its nothing drastic, mind you. I'd like to lose at least 10 kgs and get back to the weight i was before falling pregnant. I havent put a time frame on it because, as a new mum, the last thing i need is the added pressue of some kind of deadline. So, over the next few months or so, i plan on losing 10 kgs by taking Flynn for at least one walk everyday - even when its cold and i have to rug him up - and by doing a yoga routine at home at least once a week. Y'all know i love me some yoga and i think its the thing i've missed the most about my pre-baby life. I know enough to devise my own routine ( bearing in mind i wanted, and still want to oneday, train as a yoga teacher ) and have motivation enough to stick with it without having someone to push me. I dont really plan on changing me eating habits too much though. I eat fairly well - though i do eat more than i used to because breastfeeding makes me hungry! - its more the sedentary lifestyle of the last 6 months that has seen my mummy tummy stay put.

God helps me if my mummy tummy actually starts to spread - even though Mick tells me i'm beautiful i think we'll have to agree to disagree....


  1. Oh how I understand! I wrote about this a few weeks ago. I think the key is to take it slow and steady. As for the baking, well, you know how much I love to bake! I've made myself take a 'weekend only' baking pledge (apart from special occasions and emergencies ;)). It's working so far, I still get to bake but I'm not eating stupid amounts of lovely cake! Good luck and I think it's great that Mick tells you that you're beautiful! You should believe him :)

  2. You can do iiiiit! And while you're at it, send some encouragement my way pretty please? I've put on 10kg since O was born, and 20kg before that after the Bug was born. Not cool!

  3. I need to get some weight off as well. I plan to start next week. This week I'm giving myself a chance to say goodbye to all my favorite not good for me foods, than me and the kiddos are hitting the pavement for daily walk, when it isn't raining, which it has been for the last 3 days. I'm also in a wedding in a few months, and after trying on a few bridesmaids dresses, I was not impressed with my reflection. My only concern is being super hungry since breastfeeding has me eating so much!