The first week of trying to lose the baby weight is over. My plan of attack is changing a bit. Last week was a little much on the body in terms of pilonidal cyst recovery and boob juice.
As I was on my second Couch 2 5K Sunday, my tailbone area started bothering me which means the area I had my pilonidal cyst after giving birth. The last thing I want to do is cause damage to that and create a huge mess. I also don't want to cause my milk supply to go down. I already feel like I'm hardly keeping up with what the eating machine needs so working out 6 out of 7 days might make that worse.
With that said, I'm cutting out Jillian right now and will save the Shred for June or July. I really don't think running/walking was the culprit to my tailbone area hurting so I feel comfortable keeping that up. I also want to be able to run the 5K with Danny in June.
So, the new plan of attack is this:
1. Couch to 5K
2. Clean up my eating
Eating went fairly well last week and I tracked every meal every day except for Saturday night since we were at a birthday party. And I ate standing up so the calories don't count :)
I like to ease into things so I think this revised plan will have greater success in the long run. I hate making major changes and prefer baby steps. (For example, I took Adderall throughout college and once I graduated I only took it for another couple months. The reason I quit was because I knew you couldn't take it while pregnant and I wanted to get used to being off of it before pregnancy. I was off the meds for over a year before we even started trying. I'm kind of dramatic.) Working on getting back into exercising by doing C25K the 3 times a week and eating mostly healthy will be a good jump start to losing the remaining weight while also maintaining my milk supply.
I'll be back next Tuesday with a recap of how Week Two went!