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Old May 23rd, 2013, 06:34 AM   1
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My 6 month post baby progress pics


Well I've busted my ass since P was 3 weeks and here's the results. I'm thinking to now work on bringing up my shoulders/lats and overall add more 'fullness' to my physique which fortunately means more FOOD hoorah.

1st picture was 147lbs (baby 5 weeks old, that was after losing the baby weight I topped out at 170lbs when pregnant) and the 2nd picture was today at 127lbs (5'5 tall).








 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 10:29 AM   2
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your legs look so good!! what kind of exercise have you been doing



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Old May 23rd, 2013, 10:30 AM   3
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Kudos hun! Well done

I never took any pics post baby- well, none that you could really see how I looked (even though I think I looked pretty good considering- I was still very self concious!). But now, I really wish I had so I can compare- as I'm lighter weight now that I was pre-baby and lighter than I've been since I was in my early 20's!!!!! And all it took was having a baby to give me that motivation- buahaha...

You look great!



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 10:37 AM   4
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your legs look so good!! what kind of exercise have you been doing
Thanks I do powerlifting.

I work my legs twice a week. One heavy day, one light day.

Heavy day is like this (for example, I did on Monday)
bodyweight x 15
45lbs (the bar) x 12
65lbs x 8
85lbs x 6
100lbs x 4
115lbs x 3
135lbs x 2

Then I do lunges
8 (each leg) with 10lb plates in each hand (20lb total)

And kettlebell swings with 24kg kettlebell
15 reps and then 15 reps.

That's my heavy day (of course heavy is relative and most women would cripple themselves at that weight, you just do whatever you can for that many repetitions, once upon a time I could hardly squat with ANY weight).

Today was my 'light' day
3 sets of 15 reptitions with 45lb barbell only (some bodyweight squats to warm up)

2 sets of 8 reptitions with 45lb barbell "front squat" (I hold the bar on my front traps, not my back)

and.... that was it, because the gym daycare called b/c Alex pooped



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 10:39 AM   5
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Kudos hun! Well done

I never took any pics post baby- well, none that you could really see how I looked (even though I think I looked pretty good considering- I was still very self concious!). But now, I really wish I had so I can compare- as I'm lighter weight now that I was pre-baby and lighter than I've been since I was in my early 20's!!!!! And all it took was having a baby to give me that motivation- buahaha...

You look great!
I have to admit I really cried when I took that first set of pics. I think that's why most women don't take them, it's so hard to see

Hey good for you!!! It's one thing to look good before kids, it's something else to be proud of after eh!!???

But then in the early 20's it was so easy for me LOL, I think you are a wee bit older than me but still at 30, it's gotten harder haha.



 
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 13:59 PM   6
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Well done You can tell you've worked very hard x



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Old May 23rd, 2013, 15:26 PM   7
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Kudos hun! Well done

I never took any pics post baby- well, none that you could really see how I looked (even though I think I looked pretty good considering- I was still very self concious!). But now, I really wish I had so I can compare- as I'm lighter weight now that I was pre-baby and lighter than I've been since I was in my early 20's!!!!! And all it took was having a baby to give me that motivation- buahaha...

You look great!
I have to admit I really cried when I took that first set of pics. I think that's why most women don't take them, it's so hard to see

Hey good for you!!! It's one thing to look good before kids, it's something else to be proud of after eh!!???

But then in the early 20's it was so easy for me LOL, I think you are a wee bit older than me but still at 30, it's gotten harder haha.
Shoot- I cried just looking at myself in a mirror- but some of that I'm sure was post baby hormones! they can really do a number on ya!

I am very proud of how I look now- not perfect, but hey- never was. Just feel much better about myself now than even before pregnancy. I worked really hard to get in better shape pre-pregnancy- and even harder after It was actually easier than I thought- who knew?! But yes- if I could only go back to when I was 20 and say "hey dumbass! Appreciate your body now and take better care of it!" buahaha... going on 40 now, so it only took me 20 years to get straight!

Good for you! At any age it's tough getting in shape-- so big kudos!



 
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You look fab!!! Think I need to start doing some squats and lunges to get legs like yours. Are kettlebell's the way forward to help? Just been looking at them online but haven't a clue



 
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Your definitely my bnb crush you look amazing!

It's funny though (and I know it goes by height etc) but your heaviest weight after having your baby is my ideal weight lol. X



 
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Kudos hun! Well done

I never took any pics post baby- well, none that you could really see how I looked (even though I think I looked pretty good considering- I was still very self concious!). But now, I really wish I had so I can compare- as I'm lighter weight now that I was pre-baby and lighter than I've been since I was in my early 20's!!!!! And all it took was having a baby to give me that motivation- buahaha...

You look great!
I have to admit I really cried when I took that first set of pics. I think that's why most women don't take them, it's so hard to see

Hey good for you!!! It's one thing to look good before kids, it's something else to be proud of after eh!!???

But then in the early 20's it was so easy for me LOL, I think you are a wee bit older than me but still at 30, it's gotten harder haha.
Shoot- I cried just looking at myself in a mirror- but some of that I'm sure was post baby hormones! they can really do a number on ya!

I am very proud of how I look now- not perfect, but hey- never was. Just feel much better about myself now than even before pregnancy. I worked really hard to get in better shape pre-pregnancy- and even harder after It was actually easier than I thought- who knew?! But yes- if I could only go back to when I was 20 and say "hey dumbass! Appreciate your body now and take better care of it!" buahaha... going on 40 now, so it only took me 20 years to get straight!

Good for you! At any age it's tough getting in shape-- so big kudos!
If only we would have listened to ourselves back then too! Haha!

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You look fab!!! Think I need to start doing some squats and lunges to get legs like yours. Are kettlebell's the way forward to help? Just been looking at them online but haven't a clue
Thanks They are a great assistance exercise, but I always make sure the heavy squats are the foundation. The lunges and swings are just to tweak them. A beginner can start with 8kg. I use 24kg but I've been doign them for years. They are great for beginners as you can do them at home and not worry about childcare.

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Your definitely my bnb crush you look amazing!

It's funny though (and I know it goes by height etc) but your heaviest weight after having your baby is my ideal weight lol. X
Thanks I am fond of you too!!! I've always been a slimmer girl because I have no boobs so, I've never been able to pull off the curvy look. We all look great at different sizes



 
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