The Baby Weight Diaries - Part 3 (The Final Chapter)

Hooray! I'm now back to pre-pregnancy weight, 9 months post partum. I have been for a couple of weeks now, although it fluctuates between 164 and 166. This prompted me to decided to start the 60 day Insanity program in an attempt to push past the weight I found myself stuck at for a months before I got pregnant. 

It's not just about the weight though (I mean pushing past that weight without having to restrict calories would be a bonus). My main goal through doing HIIT training - which is essentially what Insanity is - is to improve my fitness and endurance. 

I'll be writing a much more detailed post on Insanity after completing the program, but so far my results have been pretty good. Most of my scores on the fitness test improved in just 2 weeks in, my body fat % is declining and my weight is steadily declining too. I feel like my body shape is changing and its beginning to resemble how I looked before pregnancy. I've lost half an inch off my waist already! 

My mental health has also improved so much since the start of this year. Partly because I'm taking time out of each day to do something just for me by exercising and showering (showering daily feels like a luxury for a new mum!). I suspect that it's also a result of having pretty much cut off or restricted time around anyone who made me feel awful in them precious first few months of my son's life. 

I'm not comfort eating anymore because I've made snacking (on the right foods) permissible and my higher consumption of protein means I'm usually full throughout the day. I'm also sleeping better because there's less on my mind, so I can fall asleep again quicker when my son wakes me up for a night feed.

Over all I'm feeling pretty good about my general health, fitness and nutrition. I feel like I'm back to my old self, as well as my weight, before pregnancy.

Missed Part One or Part Two?

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