7 Weeks Post-Baby #3...15 lbs to go...still!





Almost 7 weeks out and a few days of working out under my belt.  And I am ready for instant gratification after busting my butt this week!  But I still have 15 lbs to go!

Yesterday I filmed Download #12 of the MIF monthly downloads.  Yikes.  Talk about suffering through it!  It's a fatigue workout with light weight and tons of repetition - creates long lean muscles.  Also working on our new web streaming for the workout downloads so there is no download time involved - just login to your account from an iPad, iPhone or computer and your workout is there!  It's so cool, you can have your own portal in which I create extra workouts for your cardio days and stuff.  Coming September 1st as long as my schedule goes according to plan. 

Totally off task, back to what I was saying.  Intensity provides results...although gotta take it easy the first several weeks of working out after baby.  I need to listen to my own advice before I create another hernia:)  The newest studies show that intense workouts can provide the "afterburn effect" for up to several hours, increasing your caloric burn by about 150 calories.

But anyhoo I am totally sore.  Feel like I have the flu.  And tired.  But I am sleeping better at night - although I have to wake up and feed baby Harper.  Over the next few weeks I expcet the exercise to give me energy again.

Can I just say I am so excited to put caffeine back in my day?  Not because it dehydrates my skin and makes me more thirsty.  But I love Mr. Pibb and Vanilla Carmel hot Tea.  I drank Mr. Pibb during pregnancy (under 200 mg is ok and Mr. Pibb is about 90mg by the time I load up a 32 oz cup with crushed ice), but I eliminated my tea.  I tried to eliminate all caffeine while breastfeeding so I could keep up my water intake.  And now its back into my afternoon or evening "snack" when all I want to eat are M&Ms.  Plus I have it the mornings I work...haven't found time to drink it on days I am home with all 3 kids.  But I balance it with 1 extra glass of water for every tea...gotta pee all the time.  At least my pelvic floor is gaining strength again so I don't pee on myself:)


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  2. You're def an encouragement to me .) I'm on day 10 of the 60Day System and have fallen in love with feeling strong again. Can't wait to see what days 60 and 90 bring!

    Thank You for all you do!

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  3. you look great, it takes me 9 months to look like that.. :) ok now how is it that you managed to pull in your c section pouch? not the rest of the stomach. i have this little lip that bothers me so much. well, since i have 15 lbs to lose too, i hope that my doing these workouts, i will shed it as quick as you will...thank you for the motivation. its nice to see a face behind a fitness instructor, and its nice to see you're real.. it puts working out into a whole new perspective, and is more inspirational.

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  4. I know, I'd like to know about the c-section pouch too! I still don't see it on you in your pics, mine's right above the scar and it sticks out about an inch or so (and the rest of my stomach has been decreasing in size except for this pouch). Love the workouts though, planning on doing another one today :) Note: planning since can't always plan just yet with such a young baby!

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  5. interesting :) - why is everyone expecting Lindsay to have a huge c-section pouch? Doesn't the size vary from woman to woman? I had a c-section too, and I'm no expert, but I think all our 'pouches' act/look differently lol! I also thought how much the pouch sticks out it influenced (in part) by how neatly your c-section was done. When I went to my family doctor, she was blown away at how neatly my incision was placed/done. She told me she'd seen some really messy scars from c-sections....so I think this could play a role.

    But again, I really am no expert! I don't think this stuff is one size fits all, though :)

    I also think that maybe women who trained their abs hardcore before pregnancy are more likely to have a better looking pouch after pregnancy and especially after they've had a c-section. lol. Not that the rest of us can't get there; we just have to put in some work :)

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  6. When my Dr. saw my scar he was shocked. He said it was one of the neatest most precise incisions hes seen. but i do have an inch, like a smiley face on that came along with it. i had a nice 4 pack :) (those were the days) before i got pregnant. but i never worked out after, and i never knew i could get rid of any of this hanging skin. now a c 4.5 years ago and then a vbac later (almost three years ago) and im gonna try this... so i shall see if my surgeon did a good sewing job :)

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  7. Hi Marci, I was just asking about the pouch because in a few posts earlier, Lindsay mentioned that she had it but I could not see it. And I did work out prior to the pregnancy/c-section and my core was pretty strong and you can barely see the actual scar so it's just the overhang, or pouch that I'm talking about. The reason I ask? Because if Lindsay has had one and managed to get rid of it through her workouts, it gives me hope it will go away once the workouts start to pay off.

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  8. Hi Melissa, it's a fair point/question you have. For the record, I am still working on reducing my pouch lol - and it was this website that gave me hope that it is possible for some of the pouch to go away. I am focusing on trying to lose weight overall and try to tone my abs....and I'm hopeful I'll get to where Lindsay is eventually. Fingers crossed :)!!! For all of us :)

    btw: I thought there was a pouch showing in the second picture for this post where Lindsay is turned to the side? Is it just me? It looks more pronounced in this shot because she's wearing black workout pants....I could see the ripple, which is around where my pouch is, so I thought that's what it was.....

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  9. lol. i saw it, i didnt know how to describe which image it was.. but thats what i got :)

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  10. Hi Lindsay, I am 7 weeks post baby, 15 pounds to go, thrd baby, and you are definately helping me keep realistic about recovering. i wil be following you to see how you do, hopefully I can keep up and look as good as you!!! thanks! Silvia from Madrid

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  11. btw Lindsay, I live in Madrid, Spain, and I am trying to download your products from your page, to pay with paypal but Spain is not on the list of countries and I cannot proceed to check out.... what can I do? thanks!

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  12. Hi Marci, yes, I think I see it now :) Under the band of the pants, mine is there too. Sorry Lindsay to be discussing your 'pouch' lol. I really hope it goes away, or decreases substantially. Lindsay, do any particular core workouts help with the actual pouch since it's more or less saggy skin (i.e. boot camp 2 or CFS) or is it more of just overall weight loss?

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  13. Silvia, I think you may have to wait until next month...we are launching some new software that will include all countries. Only recently were we able to expand our countries since our DVDs were always coded for the US and Canada. And even though you're wanting the downloads our current system can't handle a purchase of a DVD and a download if the DVD cannot play in the billing region. Clear as mud? I hate to say wait...but hopefully Spet 1st you will be able to. Please do ask me again come September.

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  14. I love the talks about my pooch!!! hilarious. And it has to be the most common question among c-sectioners.

    I totally have a pooch...maybe not as noticeable to you guys, but definitely when I look after a shower...I am not excited about it! It's out about 1.5" and last time it went down to about .5" after 6 months.

    I've been through this question with 3 different OB's and 2 Exercise Physiologists. And the pooch right above the scar is most likely fatty tissue damage. Also scar tissue, which should be removed in each c-section. When they filet me on the table:) the doc told me I heal really well. And my fatty tissue damage is minimal. And he uses tape, which I personally think is better although my doc says no.

    It also has to do with your fascia and how much weight gained during pregnancy. There are a few factors. But 1 thing for sure...if you don't exercise those inner core muscles it will never go down!

    If you'd like to share a picture and story with me maybe I can identify some things for you. Email it to Jess themoms@momsintofitness.com and have her forwrad it to me!

    My computer is about to go...been working at Panera all day long so here is the link to a good explanation. http://www.momsintofitness.com/post-pregnancy-c-section

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