This is another hot topic for me...
I'm battling the bulge after my second child. He's 15 months and I still have 15lbs to lose. I guess that's what happens when you gain 50+lbs during pregnancy and then slack off when it comes to exercise and diet. I'm yo-yoing in the same 5lb range for the past 10 months or so and I need to get my butt moving and get rid of this weight!
But, what really drives me crazy is how you see celebrities after they have kids lose the weight and then read about them in Shape, Fitness, etc about how it's "hard work" to lose the weight but "you can do it too, if you follow these steps..." Yes, it's hard, especially when you live in the real world of taking care of your kids, working, juggling whatever else is going on in your life... the thing that really gets me about these articles is that celebrities have the money for personal trainers, or nannies so they can work out whenever they want. They can hire personal chefs if they choose to make sure they are eating healthy and don't get stuck in the trap of getting home an hour before your child has gymnastics and you or your spouse have to make a "quick" meal to get you out the door on time.
I know when I read those articles that it's just not possible for everyone to lose weight the way these celebs do, I just wish they didn't always serve as the "advice" for losing weight after their baby was born because "their trainer" recommended such and such a program and diet. What I'd really love to see is a REAL mom, you know, the everyday working mom or the SAHM with multiple kids, that loses the baby weight quickly and in a realistic way.
Anyway, with my rant over, I just wanted to say that I am on track! I need to get my butt moving and keep it moving. I want to be down to pre-pregnancy weight by Christmas... I think that's attainable. I'd love to be a bit smaller by then too, but I'm taking baby steps!!
Hopefully I can find the time most days to make it to the gym, at least to walk on the treadmill or something! I am lucky in the sense that I have a gym where I work (and it's Free), but it's not always easy to find time in a busy workday. Maybe I'll start scheduling appointments to go to the gym... I hope to update you in a few weeks that I've actually made some changes and have seen some improvements!