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Weekly Zumba classes coupled with side effect (actually it was a benefit!) of a new medication is what helped me lose 2 stone of baby weight but that was 2 years ago & I've now gradually put about a stone of it back on....
I really really need to get back into doing Zumba again, I use to do it at home on the wii about 2 or 3 times a week, then at a class once a week. But haven't been for about a year, no one I know goes now. I also feel very very tired lately have no energy at all & seem to have adopted a CBA do do anything, everything is crap attitude! Not good!
(also loved Zumba. Did it before I had DS and became eternally skint. Am hoping thet just doing my DVDs and MFP will be enough. It's just trying to remember that I'm doing it for a good reason, as it feels pretty dull & hard at the time)!
I had my moment of clarity a few weeks ago - I was somehow kidding myself into thinking I looked great, despite slowly expanding by about three sizes! Luckily I stepped on the scales before it got too dreadful. I think MFP is the way forward, plus sporadic exercise when the baby allows.
My 'oh crap!' moment came when I saw myself in a photo from NY eve and thought 'who the hell is that with my husband?'
I was crammed into a size 14 dress and just couldn't bear the thought of going up another dress size
I started doing 5:2 and went from 11 st 7lbs to 9st 12 lbs in eleven weeks. The thing I like about it, is you can still have what you want 5xdays a week (within moderation!) and only have to think about it for two days.
My aim is 9st 7lbs but this last bit is proving a bugger to shift
There are a few threads on here and also a really good FB page if you fancy having a look.
I hate exercise though! I am allergic always have been always will be
When I got to this point I joined the low carb Bootcamp on here - it was working really well I was totally in the zone and I lost about 10 lbs... All good but then I got my next BFP so am currently huge at 39 weeks. I plan to tackle it much quicker next time!