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Breastfeeding, Body fat, and Patience

For a month, around when my baby was 7 months old, I was doing great. I was doing well with slowing shedding my weight, and at my last 10 pounds. Or so I thought.

14120BreastfeedingI finally pushed down to my pre-pregnancy weight and was looking forward to looking more fit when life interfered. I was hit by a triple whammy last month: baby started solids, the family got sick, and then a growth spurt. What this basically translated to is that my consistency in tracking went out the window, I was thrown off my exercise routine, and my ability to get good sleep went to the toilet.

Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving 2015

I ran a turkey trot this year only barely, but I am happy about it anyway.

There were several turkey trots this year but I only made it to one. I originally planned on running it with the family – my husband would run the 5k with a double stroller and I would run the 10k. It didn’t quite work out that way because we went to Lake Tahoe before Thanksgiving to fulfill the promise of showing our kids snow. To make a good trip of it the kids also went to ski school. In the chaos of packing up the car for a trip with 3 kids, my suitcase somehow didn’t make it into the car. I ended up buying a couple of base layers (which I never had before) so that I wouldn’t freeze, but I pretty much had to wear what I had on me. I managed to not suffer too much but I came back with a more severe cold than I had in the beginning of the trip.

First Family Run Since Baby #3

I literally ran my last race a year ago, and I just ran a 5K with the whole family, all 5 of us!


The event was HERS Keep A Breast 10k/5k at the very nearby Quarry Lake. Though I have been running on the treadmill, I still have not gotten myself back up to 10k shape, so I elected to do the 5k instead. Even thought I had been doing well, running with babies and strollers was altogether another deal. Even though it was mostly flat, it won’t be completely flat so I wanted to focus on just getting out there and having fun.

Fitness Inspiration

Sometimes we need a little extra fitness inspiration when we are feeling a bit deflated. Recently my husband decided that he wanted to lose a little weight so he followed my lead and started tracking his food. I started a month before him but a month later he has surpassed my weight loss, even when you calculate the weight based on percentage of body weight. He seems to have lost most of it in his gut, whereas I still look a little bit thick in the belly or slightly pregnant! There is nothing like a little bit of failure to send me into a frenzy.