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Time for postpartum challenge #2! I'm still getting used to working out after having a c-section, but I'm able to do more with each month... just as long as I don't try to do a crazy core workout like I did last month. I'm also currently battling postpartum depression. I feel my best when I've exercised and been outside. So here's to starting another challenge with the awesome community here to keep me accountable! :) 

 

Move, Keep Walkin'

(This is one of my favorite songs. I love the lyrics and they constantly get stuck in my head. Lol.)

 

 

I need to exercise 2-3 times a week. Walking has been very beneficial for me. I want to walk twice a week and do yoga once a week.

 

Log Those Calories

 

Log my food and water intake daily.

 

Discover My Inner Cook

 

Eat Paleo 2x a day and eat out only 1x a week.

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Hiiii :) I love the simplicity of your challenge :) You don't need to make it fancy to make it happen! I wish you all the best and will be following along. Do you do yoga classrs or dvds? 

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On 10/25/2016 at 3:46 PM, Draegon (Liam P Boyle) said:

My wife did quite of bit of Yoga and Middle Eastern dance during the postpartum period.  It seemed to help her.

 

I'm glad that helped your wife. :) I'll have to  look into the dancing.

 

On 10/26/2016 at 0:37 PM, Bekah said:

Hiiii :) I love the simplicity of your challenge :) You don't need to make it fancy to make it happen! I wish you all the best and will be following along. Do you do yoga classrs or dvds? 

 

Thank you! :) I used prenatal yoga and prenatal weightlifting DVDs to keep in shape. I couldn't find any prenatal classes near me.

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After about 2 years, I finally went out and got a scale. I can finally check my weight monthly instead of every 3-6 months when I visit my parents. My last weigh-in pre-pregnancy had me around 180 lbs. I eat pretty healthily throughout my pregnancy  and worked out a lot (until the last few weeks when I was too tired to cook or care), and I lost weight the whole time I was pregnant. It took me to 20 weeks to start gaining baby weight. So I hopped on my scale and discovered... I am 10 pounds heavier than I was last year. I weigh freaking 191 lbs. But I'm smaller than I was last year, so I'm confused. Maybe the extra weight is due to breastfeeding?

 

Anyways, I found the workouts I'm going to use. It's an 8-week workout regimen designed for post c-section recovery. It's supposed to be completed much earlier than I'm starting it, but I haven't felt up to working out until last month. You can check out what I'm doing here.

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I started my challenge yesterday. I decided to get a quick workout in before church. At the time, it didn't feel like much. But that evening I felt sore, like I had gotten a good workout in and if I tried to do more I would have pulled a muscle or something.

 

Today has been kinda crappy. I was feeling overwhelmed and desperately in need of help when my husband and I got into a fight. I started it by saying he doesn't help me. He does help me, just not enough for me to function. Long story short, I wound up breaking down crying in the kitchen floor. I got so upset and just sat down and sobbed. I feel like I have too much weighing on me. After I calmed down, I started feeling numb. It's been hours and I still feel numb. I hate having Postpartum Depression. 

 

Move, Keep Walkin'

I completed Day 1 of the C-section workout.

 

Log Those Calories

I completely forgot to do this.

 

Discover My Inner Cook

Sundays are a bit chaotic. I wound up eating breakfast at church... which meant having a cinnamon roll. Then we ate lunch out. I thought I'd be healthy and eat a salad (I love salads) and I wound up getting 2 salads with rotten lettuce. Since salad #2 was smaller than the first and I was feeling too sick to eat, I suggested we just leave. We did and hubby got me a small hamburger from a different restaurant.  And I forgot what supper was. But I didn't cook.. at all. :(

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You tried with the salad and you got the workout in. Those are great!!! I'm sorry you and hubby got in a fight...those always make me feel crappy for days, and havi gPPD on top of it! Hugs! 

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On 11/1/2016 at 5:31 PM, Bekah said:

You tried with the salad and you got the workout in. Those are great!!! I'm sorry you and hubby got in a fight...those always make me feel crappy for days, and havi gPPD on top of it! Hugs! 

 

Thank you.

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So I just completed week 2 of the c-section workout and I realized I hadn't posted an update. :o Oops.

 

I've actually noticed a difference after 2 weeks of working out. Getting the stroller in and out of the car is no longer exhausting, although moving it around with the wheels low on air is a different story. I can now stand on my tip toes and reach the top shelf in the kitchen with ease. I still have trouble getting things out of the top shelf, but I can touch the mixing bowls now. :) 

 

PPD has been a roller coaster. I'm fine one day and a mess the next. But my husband has noticed a difference that I missed. I no longer have PPD meltdowns during the day. They are now limited to the night. And are limited to anxiety and paranoia. I still haven't talked to a doctor about my PPD. I probably should. But I'm worried I'd be put on antidepressants. And I'm not sure if going on meds while in medical debt is a good idea. Also, I'm worried about "getting hooked" on the pills... it's a bit of a problem that runs in the family.

 

Logging food and water has been a mess. I either  forget to do it or feel ashamed of what I eat and don't want to do log it.

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I struggled to finish week three of the workouts. I just want to quit and learn how to do chin-ups. Which is funny because I need to rebuild my chore muscles before I can do chin-ups. I've had to ditch walking outside because of all the smoke outside. There's wildfires springing up half an hour's drive from where I live and the smoke has put us under a "air quality" warning. For a few days, there was so much smoke outside it looked like fog.

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I really dropped of the map. We finally got some rain! And lots of it! Which means walking! New challenge is up and has been written with walking in mind! http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/92391-gaming_jeweler-finishes-2016/

 

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