Did you know that 50-70% of women gain too much weight during pregnancy and on average retain 40% of that weight one year later. After going through three pregnancies myself, I frequently thought worried about my weight (and dreaded those weekly weigh-in’s during the last month). If I could go back in time to the start of my very first pregnancy, there are some simple steps I wish I WOULD HAVE TAKEN to get a better grasp on what to expect, how to prepare and when to be concerned. Many other moms (new and veterans) have expressed similar feelings. With that in mind, let’s focus on what you can do before the baby arrives to set yourself up for post-pregnancy weight loss success.

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Ten Things to Do BEFORE You Try to Lose Pregnancy Weight – Part 2

Did you know that 50-70% of women gain too much weight during pregnancy and on average retain 40% of that weight one year later. After going through three pregnancies myself, I frequently thought worried about my weight (and dreaded those weekly weigh-in’s during the last month). If I could go back in time to the start of my very first pregnancy, there are some simple steps I wish I WOULD HAVE TAKEN to get a better grasp on what to expect, how to prepare and when to be concerned. Many other moms (new and veterans) have expressed similar feelings. With that in mind, let’s focus on what you can do before the baby arrives to set yourself up for post-pregnancy weight loss success.
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Sprint Tri #2 Comes EXACTLY Five Months After Pregnancy

This race recap comes as our fam is embarking on a cross-country road trip. Some have said we’re a little nuts, but its soooooo much easier than when we did this as kids. Can’t be too hard if I’m writing blog posts, right? Back to racing. On my son’s 5 month birthday, I raced in the Atheta IronGirl Sprint Triathlon in Pleasant Prairie. This also came on the heels of the Naperville Sprint Triathlon, so wasn’t sure if things would be way easier or tougher. On to the recap!

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sprint triathlonFour months after baby arrived…My First Sprint Triathlon!

It’s hard to believe that just a few short months ago, I was anxiously wondering whether #3 would be a boy or a girl.  Fast forward to August and it was even harder to believe that I was picking up a race packet and getting marked for the Naperville Sprint Triathlon…my first race back after having baby #3!  As I recap the race here, it’s important to note this was just a tune-up…NEXT weekend is my official race that I planned to do as my son turns exactly 5 months old:  the Athleta Iron Girl sprint triathlon.  On to the race recap!!

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it’s time for the weekly workout wrap-up!!

 

Welcome to the WWW (weekly workout wrap-up) where I post a summary of the past week’s goals and milestones. Every week features the same format including net calories, weekly weigh-in, and how I fared meeting current fitness goals such as using a food diary.

 

 

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