As I hit "STOP" on the treadmill this morning after completing week 1- day 1 of the Couch to 5k program I remembered why I started this blog in the first place.
I am currently 5 weeks 5 days postpartum, which I owe you guys a proper birth story and explanation as to where I went, again. Since moving to Virginia it is no surprise I have struggled with blogging and have pretty much abandoned my corner of the internet. During my pregnancy I tried to revive my love of writing and sharing my life online only to fail after 23 weeks.
I can't say that I am back but right now I am in a place where I feel as though I am starting over fitness wise and wanting to document my "Body After Baby" journey.
As I said above I completed Week 1 Day 1 of the Couch to 5k program this morning and that was what inspired me to sit down and write this post. I have read many times in many different places that it takes 9 months to have a baby so you have to give yourself at least 9 months to be back to the way you were before but at this moment in time all I feel is defeat. My body doesn't feel like my own right now and hasn't been since last March.
I have my 6 week postpartum check up this Tuesday and I know I have lost weight (fluids) since delivery but I don't know how much at the moment because the last two weeks of my pregnancy I swelled up and was retaining so much fluid I stopped asking how much I was up from my first appointment. I do plan to update here after that appointment so I can have a real "starting point" for the weight loss portion of this journey.
In the meantime, I am excited to share Chapter 2 of my weight loss journey and my life with all of you again.