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Jamila Bey
01-08-2009, 11:33 AM
I gained only 31 pounds during my 10+ months of being pregnant. I just added another... oh 8 months to my weight.

I am so humiliated. At least Oprah can claim her thyroid made her do it!

(sigh) I'm fatter and more sleep-deprived than I've EVER been. And now I start from zero.

Happy New Year!

Garrett Smith
01-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Do what you can to forgive yourself quickly and work on getting more sleep. Everything will be okay.

Cori just started going to Jazzercise regularly again.

Derek Simonds
01-08-2009, 12:14 PM
It is different for everyone. You don't need to bang your head against the wall. As Dr. G. said get rest and you will be cool.

Mike ODonnell
01-08-2009, 02:09 PM
As Vince Lombardi said "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." We all get knocked down time to time.....so time to get back up and fight the good fight as you know how.

Emily Mattes
01-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Jamila, we could all drive ourselves crazy thinking about what we could have done, what we should have done. What we do now is what's important.

Jamila Bey
01-12-2009, 12:56 PM
Well, since I respect the folks on this board, I'm using y'all to keep me accountable.

If I go more than 2 (TWO) days without working out, I vow to post a SAME DAY bikini shot. Since I'm trying to be kinder now that I have a baby and I hope to be a good example, I'll not subject my friends here to such a spectacle!

In the meantime, I'm glad the season for gluttony and merriment is done. I did not handle it well this year.

I started a workout log, and in a few weeks I think I'll add nutrition to it, but I'm trying to baby step my way to back where I was. I genuinely believe I looked better as a football player last summer than I did when I was in ROTC in college... But enough of that! I'm back on the wagon. Or at least chasing it down the road in hopes I can jump onto it!

Emily Mattes
01-13-2009, 02:39 PM
Haha, that's the way to do it, Jamila. Myself, if I'm not at 155 or 19% body fat by mid-May, I gotta get a tattoo of a Disney princess on my ankle--and I am not a Disney princess sort of person.

Jamila Bey
01-14-2009, 05:00 PM
I do so well with competition. I once lost 50 pounds a did a few modeling gigs after a horrible breakup where all I wanted to do was kill the *&#^*&#%!!

Too bad I'm so happy these days!

Allen Yeh
01-15-2009, 04:18 AM
I do so well with competition. I once lost 50 pounds a did a few modeling gigs after a horrible breakup where all I wanted to do was kill the *&#^*&#%!!

Too bad I'm so happy these days!

Just look at what happens to bands/musicians after they become happy.

Thomas Bailly
01-17-2009, 03:38 PM
geez, give yourself a break, you just had a baby! You were eating for 2,and that extra weight will come in handy to produce some nice rich milk for baby. Let your hormones balance out again, sweat a little, throw some weights around, eat clean and in reasonable amounts ,you'll be good to go in no time.

Garrett Smith
01-18-2009, 06:53 AM
Cori cleaned up her diet a good amount and started getting in 3-4 workouts a week of hill walking pushing Taryn in a stroller and some Jazzercize...boom, 7 pounds in 2 weeks!

You have no worries, you have the tools.

Camille Lore
01-20-2009, 11:10 AM
:eek: Good for her.
Makes me very jealous!

Christopher Obuchowski
01-05-2010, 02:35 PM
breast feed.
you'll use an extra 600 to 1000 calories per day breast feeding your infant, plus you'll markedly improve the babies IQ, immune system, and dentition by doing so.
it's a win-win.

Jamila Bey
01-06-2010, 07:19 PM
breast feed.
you'll use an extra 600 to 1000 calories per day breast feeding your infant, plus you'll markedly improve the babies IQ, immune system, and dentition by doing so.
it's a win-win.

Carlin is one year, one month and one day old today. I still nurse him through the night and whenever he wishes during the day... My flabby butt is still pretty tubby though.

Sara Fleming
01-10-2010, 07:30 AM
Jamila,

I breast fed all three of mine and I although I dropped a lot of weight at first, I couldn't really drop the rest until I stopped nursing. And, I'm glad I didn't. Your body composition and diet DO have an effect on the quality of your breast milk and if you aren't getting enough fat and protein in your diet, it comes from your body. Carbs aren't really an issue, but we're usually so darn tired, we crave them for energy to keep us going. Believe it or not, you may have lost a lot of muscle mass through the pregnancy and nursing, I did. I went on a strict hypertrophy/strength cycle for 4 months after my youngest turned a year and then went back to conditioning after that. It really helped my energy levels and I got a lot more after my workouts. I felt that I was just spinning my wheels trying to "burn off" the fat before then and my joints hurt and I was just exhausted.

Anyway, I hope that helps.

Sara

Garrett Smith
01-11-2010, 04:38 AM
I breast fed all three of mine and I although I dropped a lot of weight at first, I couldn't really drop the rest until I stopped nursing.
This is not the first time I've heard this...

Jamila Bey
01-11-2010, 01:16 PM
This is not the first time I've heard this...

I'm probably looking for an excuse for my flab, but that COULD explain the reason that even when I got within 10 pounds of my pre-boy weight, I still look tubbier than usual.

Oh well. I've been doing P90X workouts for the past week, I'm definitely getting lighter. Now to be able to tune out the voices that compel me to eat cookies...

And Sara, I thank you for your advice. My mom had four of us and was a stone cold fox until she decided to make bingo her sport of choice... I take after my father's big chunky people who are built to pull plows behind them. I take it in stride though. I'm just hoping to get healthier now.

I don't get enough sleep to be shallow enough to care about my looks anymore!

Garrett Smith
01-12-2010, 04:35 AM
What do you think of the P90X? I was thinking of getting them off of Craigslist for Cori...

Jamila Bey
01-12-2010, 08:31 AM
I give p90x my highest recommendation. The programs work. I'm not even joking, I lost a dress size after three workouts! The shortest workout is 55 minutes and the average is just over an hour with a few that run 90 minutes.

Of course the guy turned periodization into "muscle confusion" and he's like a hetero manly Denise Austin. But more power to him $$$.

Eating as cleanly as your wife must, I bet she'd be in top shape in 6 weeks!

Steve Shafley
01-13-2010, 05:46 AM
Those types of products are valuable because you just pop them in and follow along.

The "Insanity" workout vids are supposedly even tougher than the P90x.

Brian Stone
01-13-2010, 10:13 AM
P90X has great workouts, but they have a lot of stuff requiring weights/bands. If you don't have that stuff already, or aren't going to do the workouts at a gym, I don't really recommend them unless you can grab them a la carte (Plyo, Yoga, Kempo, and Cardio will be what you should get then).

They are solid workouts, and what Shaf said is the truth - DVD in, brain off.

Garrett Smith
01-13-2010, 10:46 AM
That's what my wife needs when my buddy can't come by to train her and my mom (they do twice a week sessions).

I've got a whole garage gym, with some DBs (enough weight for them) and some JS bands, so equipment isn't an issue.

She did the YRG 20 minute workout the other day at home, so it's worth trying...I just won't have her do the plyo DVDs.

Derek Simonds
01-14-2010, 09:04 AM
My younger sister and her husband graduated p90x right before Christmas. She loved the results but will not do it again as it just took way too much time. Her husband said he is going to pick up the 20 minute program which can be done 10 in morning and 10 in evening for her.

Her youngest child is just over a year now. Jamila you are going to be fine. Rest and some good clean eating and you are off and running. Remember no matter what you do you can't out train bad eating habits.