Are you there, reader? It’s me, Amanda.
Really, are you guys still there? It’s been forever since I’ve posted! I’ve just been a bit busy with my baby boy, finding my new body perplexing, and coming to terms with the fact that my nipples will never be the same.
Life is good. I mean, really good. I have a beautiful baby boy with the sweetest demeanor. He’s chill, likes to “talk”, cries for a few brief seconds then goes on his happy little way. I don’t think I’ll be this lucky the second time around thus I believe that Liam will be an only child. 🙂
My body different. I’ve taken progress pictures and plan to reveal them to you at 3 months post partum (November 14th). I’m doing this for 2 reasons. 1)I want to show the progression and 2)I’m praying that there will be more progression closer to 3 months. 🙂
I got the green light to exercise shortly after 6 weeks and have been following a strict exercise regime ever since. Because I’m over protective, I don’t want to take Liam to the base gym and I hate leaving him (I know, please don’t give me a speech, I’ve left him with my husband to make a Starbucks run and was gone for a whole 20 minutes. Absolute torment). I’m doing my workouts at home and plan to do so for the next couple of months. I walk everyday that the weather allows (remember, I’m in Utah and it can be all rainbows and sun one day then snowing the next-seriously, we’ve already had snow). If Liam is feeling the Ergo, I truck along with him strapped to my chest but if he isn’t feeling it, then I push him in the stroller.
On M/W/F, I do Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 DVD. I’ve had this DVD for a few years now and am finally getting my moneys worth at it. I have dumbbells at the house and use those for the workouts.
On T/TH/Sat, I do Jillian Michael’s Yoga DVD. I rest on Sundays but we usually still get a walk in if the weather permits.
It’s been a battle, I’m not going to lie. I get very frustrated with myself when I can’t do pushups like before or I start shaking after 5 seconds of planking or I get winded just walking about a hill that I used to sprint up.
I’m eating clean about 80% of the time with my weakness still being breads/carbs and I find myself struggling to eat vegetables. For some reason, they taste a bit different and I’m afraid that if I eat a ton of broccoli that I’ll give poor Liam the farts.
I’m exclusively breastfeeding with PLENTY of milk. On top of feeding him, I also have to pump twice per day (at night and in the morning) because I have so much (I am very thankful for that). Matt told me that I could be a wet nurse. A$$.
My body is SLOWLY getting back to what it was.
In the meantime, I do plan to write and post more, however, it may be a bit scattered until I can get onto a better schedule. Bare with me.
For now, I leave you with an obnoxious amount of Liam. I can’t help myself.
He’ll be 2 months old on Monday! Sweet boy.
Eat Clean, Pump some Iron, and Be a Fit Fox!