Introducing Wellness Wednesdays
In just a couple of months I will be graduating with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. Needless to say, I've taken quite a few fitness related classes. I've even taken a class called History of Physical Education- it was as thrilling as it sounds. Through my courses on exercise physiology, anatomy, nutrition, exercise prescription, etc. I've gained a lot of knowledge about leading a healthy lifestyle.
I've decided that each Wednesday I am going to share some tips on exercising or dieting. These will be things that I'm implementing (well, trying to implement) in my own life in an attempt to lose the remainder of my baby weight.
For my first Wellness Wednesday, I'm going to share a little bit about my own weight-loss journey.
During my pregnancy I gained about 42 lb. I started at 130 lb and reached 172 lb. I was surprised that I gained that much because I had exercised and counted calories (not to lose weight, but to make sure I gained a healthy and not excessive amount of weight) throughout most of my pregnancy. It turned out that I was carrying A LOT of water. Within a couple of weeks I was down to 150 lb. At three months after having Eve I was down to 140 lb. During this time I hadn't exercised or dieted. Nursing had done a pretty good job of making me lose weight.
|I dressed Eve in baby yoga pants so that we would match :)|
A few weeks later and I'm down to 137 lb. John and I started P90x a couple of weeks ago. We try to get it done when Eve takes her first nap of the day. Sometimes Eve's naps only last for 10 minutes so P90x goes out the window. At other times we only make it halfway through the hour long workouts.
My goal is to work out 5-6 times per week but this is proving impossible to do with P90x. I've decided that on the days when I can't fit P90x in, I will do a 15-20 minute workout of my own design. I will be sharing some of these workouts with you on Wednesdays.
I want to reach 120-125 lb. This means that I have 12-17 lb to lose. I've decided to blog about my weight loss to give me a little more accountability and to keep me motivated.
Hopefully by next Wednesday I will have made some progress to report!