The Carman Clan

navigating life one day at a time

Post Baby Body- 5 Months

TJ is 5 months old today and I can’t believe it! His update will come soon. But where am I 5 months in? Well, I am not where I want to be physically, but I am getting closer everyday. I was told that breastfeeding  the weight would just melt off. Did it melt off me? Nope, not at all. I started my pregnancy at 170 pounds. When I delivered I weighed 220, yep I gained 50 pounds. Remember I am 5’11” but still it was a lot. At my 6 week appointment I weighed 189, and I stayed there until TJ was 4 months old. I have finally started to drop weight, I am back in the 170’s and starting to fit back into some pants. Can I wear my 8’s yet, close but no. Running and lifting are helping a lot, and I can’t wait to get back to my happy weight, my strong weight and my fit weight. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me but I know that every pound is there because I carried and birthed a healthy, beautiful baby boy.


So how do I plan to keep on moving forward. As I mentioned before I am running with a new group, called USA Fit-Orlando. Workouts are sent to us weekly, and then we train with our groups on Saturdays. They also offer evening group runs, including track workouts. Nights will be hard thanks to little mans 7/7:30pm bedtime, but hopefully Ed will let me have one night a week. We are also playing softball again, although its not the best workout it gives me a chance to get some extra speed in, if I hit the ball of course.

I am also doing an online boot camp! One of my favorite bloggers Tina is doing a second round of Best Body Bootcamp. I missed the first because of TJ’s birth and I wasn’t sure if I could do the workouts. BBB had glowing reviews, and I love when someone else tells me what to lift and when.


My plan is to follow a combo of the running schedule and bootcamp schedules. Will it be hard, yep but I am up for the challenge.


Oh and lastly I start a new job August 17, change of careers into the school district where I will be working with the PE teachers and pursuing my teaching certification and a job. TJ will head to daycare (commence tears from me). I am so excited because I get to work with children and be active, the reason I became a Recreation professional.


I hope to post updates about my workouts and get into this blogging this more regularly. And because he is so cute one last picture of my little love.

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