We’ve all heard the interviews of celebrity mommies who manage to whip their body into pre-baby shape just a few short months after they give birth. Heidi Klum walked the Victoria Secret catwalk 2 months after the birth of her son Henry! Crazy!! They all claim to lose the weight the same way: “I have no time to work out, I’ve lost the weight (and have rock-hard abs) because I’m busy chasing around after my baby.” All of the women in the real world (i.e. you and I) roll our eyes and think “sure you do. You probably have a team of nannies who watch your baby while your personal chef cooks you healthy meals and your very handsome trainer kicks your butt in your home gym. THAT’S why you look amazing.”
Now that the boys are here, I’m thinking there may be some truth to their words! I’m sure celebrity moms manage to actually train with the help of a nanny and trainer, but I find that running around the house trying to get things done is a workout in and of itself!
The boys don’t usually nap at the same time. For the most part, one is always up. When I get the rare instance where both boys are napping together, I run around the house like a mad woman trying to make my house look like a bunch of vagabonds don’t reside here.
This morning both boys fell asleep on the couch while I was sitting with them. Great, I probably have 20 to 30 minutes to get things done! Here’s what I managed to do:
strip the bed and gather dirty laundry
take the laundry downstairs to put into the washing machine (2 flights down)
head back upstairs to change the sheets (2 flights up)
gather trash from the third floor bathroom and nursery
take the trash out (2 flights down)
make breakfast (1 flight upstairs)
eat breakfast and comfort waking babies
wash the bottles from last night’s feedings
Swiffer the kitchen
aaaand, the babies are up.
That’s a lot to accomplish in a half hour! Sometimes if I need to get things done around the house during the day and a baby is awake, I use the baby carrier, which adds resistance!! The weight is coming off, but there's still about 11 pounds to go. I don't think I'll get back to pre-pg weight, but I'd definitely like to tone up. I bought two new bikinis for my trip to Ocean City, MD in a few weeks. I'm not going to look like I did last summer...I'm going to look BETTER because I'm going to be sporting two new additions...Luke & Nolan!