My Postpartum Weight Loss Journey

Hi there, welcome back to my channel! Can you believe that my little girl is already three months old? Time flies! Today, I want to share with you my postpartum weight loss journey. I know many of you have been curious about how I managed to shed the pregnancy pounds, so let’s get started!

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Embracing My Body

Before we dive into the details, let me emphasize that the most important thing is that I am happy with my body right now. Sure, there may still be some loose skin on my belly and back, but it’s not something anyone would notice unless I point it out. During pregnancy, I was content with my body, and in the first month after giving birth, I didn’t feel the same. However, I recognized that my body needed time to heal and rest, and I cherished the moments I had with my newborn.

Getting Back on Track

After my six-week postpartum appointment, where my doctor gave me the green light to work out again, I wasted no time. Throughout my pregnancy, I had paid close attention to my nutrition and exercise routine. I made sure to eat quality food rather than doubling my portion sizes, and I worked out four to five times a week for at least 1.5 hours, with a 10-minute yoga session to top it off.

My Postpartum Exercise Routine

When it was time to start my postpartum workout routine, I focused on low-intensity training for a long period. Every day, Monday to Friday, I aimed to walk at least 10,000 steps, which usually translated to 1.5 to 2 hours of brisk walking on the treadmill. Initially, it was easier to complete my walks without interruptions, as my little one slept a lot. However, as she grew, I had to find creative ways to split my walks into morning and evening sessions to accommodate her needs.

In addition to walking, I incorporated core and glute workouts into my routine. I varied the exercises each time, but I always made sure to include regular crunches and planks. To stay motivated and inspired, I followed fitness influencers on Instagram, such as DANIELLE ACOFF and ALYNA ROST, who had bodies that aligned with my goals.

And, of course, no workout is complete without a little yoga. While I may not focus on the meditation and mindfulness aspects, I prioritize stretching for flexibility. As a dancer, stretching has always been vital for me, and it played a crucial role in reducing fatigue during pregnancy and labor.

Nourishing My Body

Now let’s talk about my diet, or rather, my way of eating. Before getting pregnant, I had already been practicing intermittent fasting for over a year, along with my workout routine. During pregnancy, I switched to eating two meals a day, and now I’m back to eating one meal a day.

Intermittent fasting may sound challenging, but it’s manageable with proper hydration. Throughout the day, I drink a minimum of three liters of water, along with lemon water, coffee, and electrolytes to keep my hunger at bay. As for the timing, since my husband and I have a late daily routine, I prefer to fast during the day and have my meal at night when he returns from work. This way, there is ample time for digestion before bedtime.

On weekends, I still maintain a fasting period of at least 16 hours, but I don’t restrict myself when it comes to calories or carbs. During weekdays, I focus on consuming high-fat foods that provide essential nutrients. I don’t emphasize protein intake as much since I’m not a fan of eggs and have a slight milk protein allergy. However, I make up for it by including fish in my diet, especially salmon and mackerel. On weekends, my husband and I indulge in fatty meats like Korean pork belly, whole chicken, and beef steaks.

Results and Lifestyle

To wrap it up, I haven’t reached my pre-pregnancy weight yet, but I’m content with my current body shape. In fact, I’ve gained some muscles, thanks to the weight I carried during pregnancy and my little one. This lifestyle, focusing on a balanced workout routine and nutritious eating habits, is not just a temporary fix; it’s become my way of life. It ensures that I stay fit, maintain a healthy diet, have abundant energy throughout the day, and curb cravings.

I hope sharing my postpartum weight loss journey has motivated and inspired you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to my channel for more updates. Have a fantastic week, and I’ll catch you next time!

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