One of the many aspects of my maternity leave that I thoroughly enjoyed was getting into a routine and figuring out that life with three kids didn't automatically subject us to a life of chaos. Just the knowledge that time expectations and errands could be met was extremely satisfying to me! Due to setting these expectations, most days I was able to get all three kids down for an afternoon nap at the same time, which is when I then got to work out.
I started with the 30 Day Shred, but when it got scratched to the point that only Level 2 played, I moved on to Jillian Michaels Get Ripped in 30. My history with workout videos isn't great, at all. My two favorite methods of weight loss are running and lifting weights. I haven't been to a gym in 7 years [jeez, 7 years!], so it's been awhile since I've been able to lift heavy weights, but I still think of it fondly. Thankfully the GR30 was a little different for me. The moves weren't so aerobic that I couldn't use heavier weights and I did start to see muscle definition. The scale however didn't budge. Actually, that's not true, it did. It went up!
I'm currently just 5 lbs under the weight I was going to the hospital. Which means I have 17 lbs and some change to go to return to my pre-regnancy weight.
Upon returning to work though, this no longer matters, as I'm not even putting out 10 oz a day. I forgot how much I have to fight in the early months to establish my supply while pumping!
So, right now, bring on the elastic waistbands and More Milk Plus supplements, fill up the Camelbak and give me some oatmeal, because this lady needs to increase her supply!