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30 day shred

I have FINALLY decided to start exercising! I know most people start trying to loose their baby weight to get back to their pre-baby weight already by now, but I'm one of those people who is too lazy and to be frank when have I had the bloody time??? Plus to be honest I can't use the 'I've just had a baby" excuse anymore. I hate not having my pre-baby flat stomach, it probably doesn't help that I eat too much junk food and drink to much fizzy drinks so I am trying to cut that out too.

I'm not sure how much I weighed pre-pregnancy probably about the same now to be honest but I had a flat stomach with no jelly belly! I was all baby throughout my pregnancy so didn't put any weight on anywhere other than my stomach. Three days after giving birth I weighed 100.8 lb (7.2 stone) and have put on a lot of pounds from sitting on my butt most the time time and eating crap. I have also been breastfeeding, although that does burn around 500 calories a day, I probably put double that back on haha! 

This was the belly at 9 weeks postpartum. 

Well now that Amelia is 16 weeks old she isn't as needy and will nap during the day so I can have an hour to myself to start exercising. The main reason I haven't before now is because I wanted to let my body fully recover, I had a tough pregnancy, labour and recovery so needed time to get back to 'normal' afterwards. So here I am at 16 weeks postpartum and ready to get sweaty and achy! 

My plan is to exercise 1 hour a day, everyday of the week and see where that takes me. I haven't actually got a exercise regime in place but I have decided to do sit ups daily and use the wii fit and Kinect. I don't want to loose much weight I just want to tone up mainly and get at least half of my abs back! And I want to be able to wear a bikini on holiday in November and not look like I've just had a baby! 

Here are my starting stats as of today:

Weight: 110.6 lb ( 7st 9lb)
Height: 5ft 6"
Waist: 27"
Hips: 31"

...and here is the dreaded before belly shot.

16 weeks Postpartum

I will update later on in the month with how I'm getting on and will post my stats at the end.

19 comments

  1. i just started the 30 day shred on sunday! i wish i looked as good starting as you do!

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    1. cool! How are you getting on with it?

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  2. Dreaded belly shot? Girl after 16 weeks you look pretty awesome. Newest follower from the hop!

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  3. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to invite you to check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    xo

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/08/triple-winner-giveaway.html

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    1. Thanks for following! :)
      Ooooh sounds fab will pop over

      xo

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  4. I love the shred, I have a bung neck at the moment but once it's better I'll be doing it again :)

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  5. you look great!

    following from the blog hop :)
    www.twosmuppies.com

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  6. You look amazing hunny =D xxx

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    1. Thanks hun, I just put on a bit more weight from eating too much crap haha!xx

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  7. You look awesome! I'm glad you gave yourself some time after the delivery to recovery, I read your birth story and I can tell you went through a lot, girl! I'm sure with your body type, all you need is a little exersize and you'll bounce right back to the pre-baby belly (although I think you look great now!) Thanks for cohosting the GFC hop and I am a new follower :)
    http://theharmonbabyfarm.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Angelia, thank you for your kind words. Yeah it was a tough birth but wouldn't have it any other way :)
      Thanks for following, will pop over and say hi now.

      xo

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  8. I think your before looks awesome! How funny I am doing the same think on my blog and working out with Jilly as well! :)

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    1. Really? cool I must pop over and see how you are getting along :)

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  9. You already look great! I've got to do the 30 day shred! A year and a half later, it's time to lose my baby weight! Glad to have you as a fellow blog hop co-host :) cute blog!

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  10. following your blog from the mom's monday mingle 15

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  11. I agree you already look great at the start! I hate my belly :( I'm not ambitious enough to do much about it besides walking :P Even that I don't really like lol.

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