|I can't believe I'm posting a picture of my bum...but I'm so proud...it's back!!|
|These are my favorite Gap size 0 pants...I can't believe I have them on!|
I really don't know how this happened all of a sudden...because as of 2 weeks ago I was barely squeezing into a size 6. Though I have a feeling breastfeeding has been a huge help...I'm also going to say that my frequent weekly trips to the Y are the cause of such glorious results.
Early in January John and I became members at one of the Chicago Metro area YMCA's (The Leaning Tower but mostly I go to the High Ridge YMCA) mainly because I was quite miserable in my post-baby body and needed motivation to work it off.
So here are the top 5 reason's why I LOVE going to the Y:
#1. FREE BABYSITTING...this is the most essential part of why I go to the Y. For moms who can't afford daycare, but would still like an hour or 2 to get away and do something for you...this is it! A single membership in Chicago costs as little as $30/month...and you can literally go every day and use up to 2 hours of babysitting every visit. That's worth the monthly fee more than anything else!!!! I love the girls who watch Gunnar at the High Ridge YMCA...two of the girls sing spanish songs to him (bilingual bonus?).
#2. A Shower...when someone else is watching my baby, I don't have to worry about whether he is crying while I'm in the shower. I can get clean and pretty at my leisure. So basically, if I want to shower...I go to the gym.
#3. A Pool...I'm not much for basic workouts. I love to swim. It's low impact and swimming works out every major part of your body. And it's quite refreshing.
#4. Treadmills & Elipticals with televisions...I can be convinced to walk 3 miles if there is a tv show on in front of me. Sometimes I even forget I'm working out because I'm so engrossed in the tv. Sad but true.
#5. Free classes...though I have yet to utilize any of the Free classes...it sure is awesome to know that when I want to go to a yoga class I don't have to pay an extra cent.
I try to go the gym at least 4 times a week...and it seems to have paid off for me!
*Note: Apparently weight and size do not correlate when you are breastfeeding. I still weigh a good 6-7 lbs more than my pre-pregnancy weight...I'm assuming much of this weight is due to the triple sized breasts and the still some-what present tummy. But I'm guessing/hoping those lbs will eventually drop off...in due time!
|Gunnar and I took a trip to the library across the street today!!|