Getting fit, Mummy stuff

Wednesday Weigh-In Vol. V. Or: I am skinny from the inside


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

On the fitness front, I am more than proud of myself. Went to another class of mummy & me yoga. Joined the gym. Booked little L in for the crèche for 60 minutes twice in one week. Didn’t start to cry when handing her over to the carers. And only once jumped hysterically out of the pool and ran dripping wet to soothe my allegedly mummy-missing baby after misinterpreting an announcement. To my defence: the speakers are rubbish, I had water in my ears and the girl behind the micro was chewing on a blanket, it seemed.

Joining the gym and taking up swimming again had the additional benefit of getting to buy a new bikini. Good that I tried on my old bathing suit before making a splash. My breastfeeding boobs are so engorged that I cannot straighten my back without having the lycra cutting into my bosom. Big M commented with ‘Go Jordan! Go Jordan!’

I also purchased a pair of short fins that give you a bum firm enough to crack nuts with, according to Friend-with-3-kids-and-a-body-to-die-for. I will keep you posted on this one.

Nutritionally, I would consider my diet fairly balanced with the odd treat. A little bit of chocolate here, an ice cream there. And maybe falling off the 5-a-day-wagon every now and then. But nothing like the sugar binges that haunted me right after having little L. I am pretty much back to where I came from. Thank God for that! To be honest, the prospect of not getting rid of this newly acquired eating misbehaviour slightly depressed me. The one thing I didn’t need on top of the sleep deprivation and the remaining lard was an additional fat deposit.

Although the scales didn’t move a millimetre since last week, I am for the first time in months very happy with my appearance and the way I feel about my body. It might be the effect sport is having on me, or the sudden increase in sleep and slept-through nights (hurray!). Or maybe I am just happy to have found a little bit of time and energy to scribble again. I am content and silently smiling in a Buddha kind of way; a feeling that comes from deep within and cannot be ruined by numbers on scales for once. 

Now for the weigh-in:

Starting weight: 136 pounds

Goal weight: 125 pounds

Last week: 133 pounds

This week: 133 pounds

Pounds lost: 0

How many pounds left to lose: 8


  1. OK, I know that losing this will make you feel better but I met you on Sunday and thought you looked great, especially for just having a baby!

    Please let me know if you have anything you’d like on London Mums.

  2. I second Susanna on that one, you look great. Well done for going to the gym so soon after having Little L. I’m only starting to tackle the 2 extra stones I have from having Ella. And she’s nearly six years old!

  3. I’m very impressed with your fitness regime! And it’s so true that once you get into it, you feel better, nevermind the scales. Did you know that muscle is heavier than fat? So when you start exercising, you may not lose weight but your body still tones… (I keep telling this myself anyway 😉 )

  4. That’s really good. I’m in the midst of increasing my excercise too, I can’t lose this weight with my crap diet alone! I joined a gym. Sometimes your body is increasing muscle and losing fat, so you look and feel better but the scale doesn’t move!

  5. I think you are an absolute inspiration MM. Most mums want to just sit on the sofa after having a baby and rediscover the joys of just doing nothing. But the benefits will far outweigh the pain (!) in the long run.
    You go girl!

  6. Just go easy on yourself and don’t “have a bad day” when you don’t lose weight. As long as it doesn’t go in the opposite direction!

  7. Good luck – I know exactly how you feel. Four months after having Charlie I saw a pic of myself and disgusted, went back to the gym and lost a stone. Am still quite large but felt amazing for having done it.

  8. MM you look fab as it is! I am finding you inspirational though, im tempted to get out my trainers right now….

  9. I am more than flattered. Thanks for being so nice. The weather makes it easy to want to go out and get going. And then there is this upcoming holiday and a wedding…

  10. Sounds like you have got yourself to a good place. Did I read you right that she is sleeping through? Doesn’t it feel amazing when you get a bit more sleep. I can see why they use sleep deprivation as a torture technique!

  11. Wow. I am trying not to be too jealous here, what with the unbroken nights AND nutcracking buttocks.

    My appetite (for cream teas) was definitely heightened by breast-feeding but thankfully, I also found the preggie weight just seemed to melt away – whether through walking everywhere with babe in sling, stress from lack of sleep or calories used up by breast-feeding itself. Having said that, it still took longer to get back into my old jeans (THE litmus test for mothers everywhere) than you seem to be doing. First time round, the last few pounds lingered until M was nearly 9 months. But my stressful second baby meant I was back in the jeans in only 4 months.

    They do say 9 months on, 9 months off so please don’t be too hard on yourself, will ya honey? The exercise regime sounds great though – lovely for you both! Does little L like her creche visits? I could never get Joss to stay – he bawled and bawled for me, so my good intentions had to be put on hold until he starts nursery (this September!!)

    Oh and I’m loving the sound of the mini-flippers. What? Where from??

  12. @BiB: Yes! Yes! Yes! We are sleeping through, hurray!!! I can’t believe how lucky I am. Strangely, the tiredness of the last weeks seems to kick in now. I feel more tired than before. Isn’t that weird?

    @Home Mum of 2 (…): I take the jealousy as a compliment 🙂 Fins are from Speedo, GBP 15. Money well spent! And fortunately, little L seems to be o.k. in the creche. I always make sure she’s had a feed and a nap before she goes there.

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