There comes a point after every pregnancy where I will have a sudden moment of realization that all that baby weight isn’t just going to fall off on its own miraculously and I have to get off my fat ass to do something about it.
It’s usually not a pleasant moment which involves some comfort chocolate. Oh trust me, I see the irony in the entire situation. But it’s necessary – sort of like my last supper before I embark on the journey to a much smaller ass.
10 days ago, my moment of epiphany finally came and it was time for me to dig out the yoga mats and get reacquainted with my old friend Jillian Michaels for a fresh round of the 30 Day Shred. It was super effective the last time I did this after giving birth to Kirsten and I managed to lose 5-6kg so hopefully I see the same results this time around.
Here’s a journal of my progress over the past 10 days.
Day 1: OHMYGODHELPPPPPPPPPP!!! I feel like a large tub of lard doing jumping jacks…can’t breathe…might. actually. die.
Day 2: I have so much pain in muscles I didn’t even know I had. Like there are 4 different spots on my butt that are hurting right now when I move how is that even possible?
Day 4: Was carrying Finn to walk down a flight of steps and my legs almost gave way. He laughed and thought I was playing with him but I wasn’t. Falling down the stairs is no laughing matter.
Day 5: Still as difficult as ever. But at least I managed to finish the entire workout without stopping. Mental strength, come on!
Day 7: Couldn’t resist weighing myself and guess what? I didn’t lose a single pound and I still look like I’m 4 months pregnant. This is depressing.
Day 8: I feel fitter at least. Less like a large tub of lard and more like a smaller tub of lard. Maybe like a small pail of lard if I had to be precise.
Day 10: I just weighed myself again and after 10 days of this torture, I’ve put on 1 kg. FML.
Still Day 10: Apparently this happens because I’m converting my fats into raw muscle and muscle is more dense than fats so an equal weight of muscle takes up less space. Makes sense since my pants feel looser. Guess this is what an additional kg of muscle feels like.
I’m moving on to level 2 of the workout today. Wish me luck.