It wasn't hard to lose the pregnancy weight I gained with Ava, since I only gained 14-16 lbs. In fact, I was back to pre-pregnancy weight by my PP appointment. HOWEVER, I still have quite a way to go before getting back to pre-Rosie weight.
I was so consumed with wanting to get pregnant after losing Rosalynn, that I didn't really focus on getting myself healthy again. Then add to the fact that I had developed post-partum hypothyroidism, I still have about 30+ lbs to lose from carrying Rosie.
This past week I received a mailer for Jazzercise! I know JJ used to attend and had nothing but positive things to say about this program. The mailer boasted a free nutritionist and discounted fees for those who wanted to join and be a testimonial over a 12 week period. I added up the expense between jazzercise and weight watchers, and found out it would be MORE expensive for me to join back up with WW, and they don't have a work out regimen.
Yesterday was my first class. I was terrified. For one, I have never witnessed what a jazzersize class consists of. I also wasn't sure how the women would be. If you are a woman, you can relate that when you get involved with a new group, sometimes women can be catty and standoffish to newbies.
I had NOTHING to worry about....well, almost nothing to worry about. The group was filled with women of all ages and sizes. They were all sooooo accepting of me and Ava. The plus to this organization is they offer childcare for certain class times!
Then the fun began! The music started and what I thought would be a typical group workout was FAR from it! It was like a dance party! For one whole hour we worked out our abs, arms, butts, and every other part of our bodies while having fun and laughing. The hour FLEW by. Now, the one thing I have to admit, is that I am one of the clumsiest people alive, so it was quite entertaining to try and figure out all the moves, but I was reassured that it would start to come easier as I attended more.
I am a little sore, but truth be told, I figured I would feel worse this morning! I am pretty proud of myself. Although I had to take a few water breaks, and didn't go as far down in my lunges or as high in weight as some of the others, i made it through the WHOLE hour! I can't wait to go back tomorrow morning.
So, although I love my daughter Rosalynn, and cherish everything I have that reminds me of her, her baby fat is one thing I can part with. Here is to being a healthier me in 12 weeks:-) Here is to Pre-Rosie weight!
|me on the left...2 weeks before getting pregnant w/ Rosalynn|