I know we all mommies want to lose weight as soon as possible after delivery…and yes it is possible with regularity and hardwork and some time…here I am to share my weight loss story with u guys and if anyone of u after reading this gets motivated and gets back to track I will be happy.
To strt with i had almost gained 20 kilos during my pregnancy inspite of being active and taking regular walks during my entire pregnancy period, My pregnancy story here
Though i lost some weight after delivery, it came back after hvng all those ladoos and ghee, dry fruits and so on…those ladoos and other things gradually stopped after 3 months but till then i had gained all tht i lost soon after delivering my son.
So to start with my first step i started taking my baby in his pram for walk (after he turned 3 months) with which i started my brisk walks…..though i wanted to start with exercises eagerly but my gync (Praveena Shenoi) had strictly told me a big NO till first 6 months as i was breastfeeding my baby…..though she was fine with me going for walks she asked me not to do any exercise with it……so i just strted with walks everyday in evening within my complex….one round is around 1 kilometre in my complex so i took 2 rounds ie 2 kilometre with my baby being in stroller and sleeping mostly :-)… let me tell u the results were showing though not drastic but yes walks were helping……though in my heart i was waiting to complete 6 months and strt my exercises..So as soon as i completed 6 months i joined my favourite Power Yoga classess…these are the classess which i was doing before pregnancy too so it was my obvious choice and i know how benefical it has been to me in past…i hve gym too in my complex but for some reason i hate gyming!!!
So from 6th month onwards i was going for power yoga twice a week with my walks continued…in these 2 months i felt my body was tonning(i was losing inches but not yet weight tht much) but definitely the sagging part of tummy was reducing due to surya namaskars …in power yoga classess our instructor makes us do around 30-35 surya namaskars and girls it helps a lot to reduce tummy….i was happy but not satisfied…..i knew i have to do something more so tht my workout becomes for 5-6 days a week as i was not satisfied with only 2 days a week workout…..Thus i started looking for instructor who can come home as it was not possible to leave my baby everyday and go as its only me and my hubby managing our kid alone…In some days i found a pilate teacher who was ready to come home..thus my 2 day workout turned into 5 days…which was scheduled like 2 days power yoga and 3 days pilates..however i didnt stopped my walks(somehow i dont wish to stop my walks as they hve always helped me before too to stay fit )
So basically since 8 month onwards my workout was almost for 2 hrs a day..mor 1 hour poweryoga or pilates on alternate days..evening fast walk for half an hour from 5 to 5:30 pm and night again fast walk for half an hour (ie as soon as my baby slept and my hubby was back from his work so time was not fixed but i didnt missed it at all even if it meant me gng for walksa at 10:30 pm as my hubby comes from office by 9 pm)…now it was working grttt!!!!! One advice which my instructor gave me was that u can/ should workout for 6 days a week and one day u should keep as complete rest day..even walks should not be done…I followed this religiously..Sunday was my rest day J
My focus was just not on reducing weight but to hve a toned body also..i didnt want tht i loose my weight but hve bulging arms, tummy or hips..so i always focus tht my exercise do hve tonning part too along with weight loss. Finally almost after 9 months ( i strted slowly but steadily since 3rd month onwards ) of hard work the results were visible and i had dropped all weight during my sons first birthday :-)
At present, i hve stopped pilates class but i do continue with my 2 day power yoga and had joined 1 day zumba class..as i love variations and dnt want my body to get use to a particular workout. so basically now i workout for 3 days a week….though i continue with my walks in evening and night.
I know I was also able to give 2 hrs a day since I am stay at home mom and working moms will complain that we don’t get time but trust me girls u still can do it/have to do it….. I lost weight in 9 months u will take 15 months,so wht?????but it will be gone so do find time for exercise if not 2 hrs then atleast 1 hr, do at home watching videos or join somewhere but make it a part of ur schedule also it gives u time only for urself in tht entire mad rush of day!!!!!
Also let me tell u i haven’t followed as such any dieting plans as i m not a dieting type girl and neither do on daily basis i hve such food tht i need to diet…its normal dal roti sabzi which obviously i dnt wish to cut down..though on weekends i do go out and have whatever i want ….but tht has not affected my weight loss in any ways..
The only thing i followed was i had lukewarm water every now and then and specially after my every meal and also I finish my dinner by 8 or 8:30pm … i believe weight loss done by only dieting is not beneficial!!! However if u consume lotts of fast food then u do need to diet.Also i never store any fast food type foods like maggi,ready made soups,pasta or chocholates or cakes and so on at my home…as it becomes very tempting to have them when i see them in front of me…its not like i dont hve them at all but if i wish to have it then i should go and buy them at tht time itself and many times it doesnt happen tht i m able to buy it instantly and thus i am saved from eating them. So this is just a tip : avoiding storing such foods at ur home!!!!
Anywys for me exercise has always been a part of my schedule irrespective of my weight loss or not i was very particular abt my exercise before pregnancy too and i continue to do it till i die….As doing exercise is a part of my lifestyle and not just a necessity :-)
All I would say after delivery its quite normal to gain weight don’t be ashamed of it but don’t keep it with u forever…many ppl who use to met me during initial days were like kitna weight gain kar liya tumne…pehla kitni patli thi..ab kya huya and so on and I was like wht do u expect tht I become Katrina kaif soon after delivering ;-)….but it was so useless explaining them and burning my blood I did wht I was suppose to do and my body spoke ..so dnt be disheartened …if u regularly do exercise weight loss does happen.
At last i will say its my dedication and will tht lead to weight loss..had i joined classess and not gone to them or nt gone for my walks i would have not achieved results…so my friends work hard and be regular and make sure u loose that extra weight by hook or crook!!!! or else tht weight will just keep on piling and u will become aunty very soon…..dnt talk big but do it and show it…..just remember where there is a will there is definitely a way !!!!
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