I'm 19 years old 5'6 about 170lbs. I just had a baby in july (two months ago) and so far i'v only lost about 20lbs. My stomach is so flabby and I feel that with breast feeding I should have lost more weight by now. I gained 35lbs during my pregnancy by the way. Does anyone have any advice on how to lose weight quickly after having a baby? My self disapline isn't the greatest either..Can anyone help me with that?
Here is the post I made to another entry. Hope this helps.
I had twins 6 mos ago. I gained 57 pounds w/ the twins, lost 22 before I left hospital. I have 9 pounds to go to get to pre-pregnancy weight. I also have a 3 year old and was able to get down to 8 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight before getting pregnant with the twins.
My secret has been jazzercise. It includes aerobic and strength training. Strength training helps you build muscle which helps your body burn more calories when you are not exercising.
My suggestion is find some form of exercise you find fun and do it 4 times a week. Consistency is the key. When you enjoy your workout, it's easier to get in that 4 times a week. I am not a very disciplined eater, but as I see the weight coming off I am getting better. I have moved from "i can't have that" to "that is the enemy of my progress!!"
keep going! There is no easy fix! You can do it though, little by little. Remember, it took time to gain the weight and it will take time to safely lose it .
Thanks so much shelly!!! Twins...I can't even imagine!!! I work at a gym so I get to work out for free...It's just so hard to get motivated. I have been working out here 3 to 4 days a week. It's curcuit training so you have to keep moving...It gets your heart rate up. I know what you mean about not being a disiplined eater. I sit at home with my son untill about 2 in the afternoon until my husband gets home and I go to work. I get so bored and just eat. I'v been doing better though, I buy those lean frozen dinners and eat those for lunch and fruit for snacks. It's hard though when my husband has junk food in all the cabinets!!! Lol!!! Well thanks for the advice!!! Good luck with your children and your weight lose!! Let me know how you are doing and any tips you come up with would be helpful.
It works by first determining your max heart rate. There are a few different ways to do that. The least accurate is to take 220 minus your age. The second most accurate involves incorporating your resting heart rate to take into account your fitness level and physiology. The third way involves using a hr monitor and test yourself with some exercises and see what your hr does.
Once you determine your max hr, then you work at a given percentage of your max hr to maximize fat burning or calorie burning in general. You actually work at a lower intensity to burn fat than to burn carborhydrates. Working at 60-70% intensity burns the most fat. Working harder than that decreases the fat you are burning relative to the amount of carbohydrates.