Let me start this weight loss plan by telling you a bit about myself. I am a first time mom, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in August 2016. I always had weight issues, but I was trying to lose weight before conceiving this baby. With some success. But then came the pregnancy and at the end of the pregnancy I gained a lot of weight. A lot of it was water, but still I’m hitting the highest point I ever was in my weight.
I have tried and failed in many weight loss programs. I have tried taking the pills. I tried this and that diet. I can make a separate post about everything that doesn’t work for me. 🙂 The only thing that worked was, what a shocker, eating clean and working out. But only if I did both. I am and always were an emotional eater. I get depressed and stuff my face… But workouts not only boost my mood and make me feel good, when I work out I crave clean food. I feel this is why this weight loss journey has been going nowhere since I gave birth. I had a huge tear (that thankfully healed perfectly) which means I still have some pelvic floor muscles weakness. And to be honest I was uncomfortable when I was working out. I felt like my insides were going to fall out. 😀 And only eating clean didn’t bring much results, that made me feel bad, that made me eat more… It’s a vicious circle. 🙂 And on top of that I had milk supply issues from the beginning and I was trying everything too keep breastfeeding at least partially. By everything I mean I basically lived off milk, non-alcoholic beer and cookies because that boosted my supply, no joke. 🙂 We gave up on breastfeeding two months ago and I’m preparing most of the meals for baby from scratch, so that gives me very good opportunity to keep up with clean eating. And I feel I’m ready to start working out regularly. I have been trying it out occasionally and it felt good.
My “stats” at this moments are:
Weight: 86,9 kg (191,5 lbs)
(for reference: Height: 160 cm (5 ft 3 in))
To be honest, my body looks very much like it did about a month after I gave birth.
After all the measurements I used a form I found on the Internet that calculates your body statistics. The following are the results.
Estimated body fat percentage: 27,19%
Estimated lean body weight: 63,27 kg
I don’t want to set too many goals that will haunt me through the weeks to come. I’ll set weekly goals on Mondays when I post my recaps, now let’s talk just about the general way where I want to go.
Goal weight: around 60 kg
I don’t want to set it in stone, but my ultimate goal weight is somewhere between 55 kg and 65 kg. But more than actually lose the weight I want to reshape my body. I want to fit into size 38 EU (size 8 US). When I say fit, I don’t mean barely-squeeze-unable-to-sit, I mean fit comfortably and feel confident in that size.
Nutrition and workout plan:
I have and use a FitBit bracelet (I think it’s a FitBit Charge). So I’ll be relying somewhat on that. My nutritional goal is to track everything I eat in my food journal and on FitBit and to keep it within the limits the FitBit sets for me. I’m aiming for no sweets, but I’ll let myself have one cheat meal/week.
When it comes to working out my ultimate goal is to do 30-45 min pilates in the morning and cardio in the afternoon about 4-5 times/week. I love pilates for what it does to my posture. I mostly do Blogilates videos. I love her, she makes me so pumped to work out, kicks my butt every time and it’s so convenient, I can just look it up on YouTube wherever I am. When it comes to cardio, I love something a bit dancy but also something that tastes more like martial arts. 🙂 Before pregnancy I loved doing Turbo Jam and LesMills Combat videos. But for now I think I’ll go just with the Turbo Jam.
When I’m not at home, I won’t even force it to do Turbo Jam (I will try to fit in pilates), because I fail 95% of the time. On those days I’ll be more active outside, depends on where I am. For example, if I’m on vacation in the mountains, I’ll go hiking or swimming in the lake.
I will weigh in every Monday, that should keep me motivated to do good on weekends. 🙂 And I’ll measure myself every first Monday of the month. If I’m away, I’ll do both the first day when I’m home. I’ll take progress pictures every time when I measure myself, but probably won’t post them every month. I’ll have to think about this one, we’ll see next month. 🙂