So, having never been pregnant before, I decided on a super lofty weight loss goal while I was pregnant. I thought (naively) that I’d be able to lose all the baby weight and get back into pre-pregnancy shape by 10 weeks postpartum. Ha! I was wrong to say the least. While I didn’t gain that much weight (since my son was born prematurely), it was still an uphill battle to see the scale budge. What I can tell you now, 19 weeks postpartum, is that the weight does come off. You’ll hit a bunch of plateaus along the way, you’ll feel like the journey is never-ending, you’ll curse those sweets and fries you ate while pregnant, you’ll work out harder…some days you’ll weigh more and then others you’ll have dropped 3 pounds over night. I swear a lot of it is water weight, hormone fluctuations, and your body going back to “normal.” Remember, you just GREW and birthed another human! That’s like running a marathon without any training….don’t be so hard on yourself. I can tell you that strength training and food choices are what’s most important during this period of time! Having been through it myself, I understand and that’s why I created the 6-week Post natal Fitness Program based on beginners yoga sequences and core strengthening exercises as well as the 12-week Baby Bounce Back Program based on barre exercises and core and glute strength training.  These workouts are created out of my own experiences of what worked and didn’t work. You can check out the online version of the program in my virtual yoga & barre studio. From one mom to another…let me help you.