My goals are:
- Fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes (roughly a UK size 8 on top and a size 12 on the bottom)
- Get back to my previous level of fitness (I'll assume this is being able to run 5km comfortably in under 30 minutes without feeling the effects the following day)
- Be happy with what I see in the mirror (tricky to measure...but I'll know when I get there!)
To track my progress, I'm going to measure my hips, waist, thigh and upper arm every 2 weeks. Since I'm breast feeding, I'm not going to use my bust measurement...lol.
My starting measurements (for all to see...eep!)
Upper arm: 28cm
So how am I planning to lose the weight? Well, I am breast feeding which they say means you need to consume 500 extra calories per day so I think this will help me to lose weight. I also want to return to a good level of exercise - walking initially, but progressing to running once I've increased in fitness and recovered from my childbirth woes.
Wish me luck. I'll be tracking my exercise and measurements on www.myfitnesspal.com and posting my 2 week results here...