August Weight Loss Update

In July, I posted my 5 ideas to losing the baby weight (and then some). I decided that for accountability reasons, I’m going to update at the end of every month on my progress! I realize this may not be the most interesting read for many of you, but it’s my blog, and I’m going to do it anyway!

Okay that sounds like I don’t care about you all, and I care very much, but I know me, and I know I need to be held accountable or I’ll get lazy and slack off, so will you all please help hold me accountable?

This will be a short, simple post about how I did this month.

If you’re on a weight loss journey too, remember that what works for me, may not work for you. Likewise, what doesn’t work for me, may be the key to your success! Take what you want, and leave the rest. (I feel like that’s become my motto for this blog.)

Weight Check In: -6.8lbs

In my initial blog, I said I would try babywearing, counting calories or the 21 Day Fix, yoga, walking, and weight lifting.

I’ve done three of those things.

1. Kaden enjoys being worn, so babywearing has been easy to get in. My little nugget is over 10 pounds, possibly 11 by now, so I figure that carrying that little bit of extra weight can’t be hurting me!

2. I mentioned before, that I have an app called LoseIt! (you can also log on the website) where I can log my food and easily track my calories for the day. I’ve recommitted myself, and I’ve logged every item that has touched my lips since August 7th, my first day back after my trip to California. I’ve gone over on my calories some days, but I’ve logged it all so I can see what I’m eating. For me, that greatly helps.

3. Also the first day back from California, I started a 30 Day Yoga Challenge. It hasn’t been a rigorous challenge, which has made it easier to stick with. The challenges are typically between 20 and 30 minutes long, and very doable, with a great instructor! Doing the challenge has inspired me to kick it up a notch and I think that I’m going to start a couch to 5k program for September!

Another thing I started doing, is journaling in a weight loss/exercise book that my sister and I found at Marshall’s. I love journaling and writing on paper, rather than strictly online. The book has a place for me to write my exercise pals for the day, a general goal, something I am thankful for, and several other things. Or also has a page with an inspirational quote, and blank lines to write out whatever your heart desires. You weigh in once a week and log it in the journal as well. So far, I haven’t missed a day!

I didn’t change much this month, but the small changes I implemented must be a step in the right direction, or I wouldn’t have had a 6.8 pound loss!

Hopefully I can keep it up, and get some awesome momentum going to carry me through the upcoming holidays!

If you’re on a weight loss journey, or a fitness journey of any kind, what changes have you made? How have those changes impacted your health?

3 thoughts on “August Weight Loss Update”

  1. Nice job! I also find that I have to be held accountable, otherwise it just all falls apart. For me, that was keeping track on a whiteboard that we have up in the kitchen. I also started an exercise challenge with my husband, because doing it with someone else also helps to keep you accountable. And finally, I needed the exercise to be something that was simple and flexible and not too time-consuming – because having a baby makes it hard! I also do Yoga with Adriene – I love her – and yoga helps to keep me sane with the challenges of being a new mom. Second – pushups! Now I hate pushups, but I found that just starting with 20 pushups a day – made a HUGE difference. I would maybe do 5 in a row. Then in another hour, do another 5. Now I am up to 50 pushups in a day. Super simple and satisfying. Keep up the great job!


  2. Sounds like you are doing great! I’ve tried a few things in the two years since my daughter was born to try to lose some of the baby weight. I recently decided to give Weight Watchers a try and have been tracking everything I eat plus eating more whole foods and I am finally seeing the scale move!


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