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Shedding the baby weight and training for my first 5k


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Hi everyone!


I just gave birth to my second baby girl on August 27th, 2015. I was doing great working out with Xbox Fitness while on maternity leave, but now that I'm back at work, I'm finding it very difficult to workout in the mornings or after work. A two year old and a 3 month old, it's tough! My solution to this is to run on my lunch breaks - either outside (downtown Portland) or on the treadmill in the gym at my work. And in between runs, I'm going to be doing weights at the gym or other strength training (squats, lunges, etc).


I was at 233 the day before I had my baby. I'm now down to 206. My goal weight is 150ish (which is a size 6 for me; I have a ton of muscle and bone mass). I'm also using personaltrainerfood.com for lunch and dinners. I have to eat extra calories since I'm breastfeeding, but I'm averaging around a 700 calorie deficit per day. I find that when I'm breastfeeding, weight is very hard to lose - I know you have probably heard that weight just falls off when breastfeeding, but that's not true for a lot of women. Like me. I didn't lose a single pound of baby weight until after I stopped breastfeeding my first child at 18 months old. So I know this will be a long journey, but I'm ready to put in the work.


I used to be really tough on myself when it came to working out. I used to totally fall apart if I had a bad diet day, or missed a day working out. I've changed my mentality now. Getting fit is about making good choices on a day to day basis. Bad days will happen. But every decision matters.


I'm going to sign up for my first 5k soon. I'm thinking sometime in Feb or March. I haven't run a 5k since high school (cross country, 15 years ago). I'm nervous, but excited for it too!


I'm so glad that I found this app! So neat. Good luck to you all. I'm looking forward to being a part of the community. :-)



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