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Diet Diaries: Postpartum Weight Loss

January 21, 2016

Diet Diaries is back!  It’s been 4 months since Harper’s arrival and I’m ready to get back to my old self (with a few extra war wounds).  Towards the end of my pregnancy all I wanted to do was get my body back.  Not that my body was so hot, but being pregnant makes you appreciate the “old” body you  had.  I would look at old pictures of myself and say “I can’t believe I thought I was big then”.  Boy what I wouldn’t give to get that body back now.  Instead of whining and dreaming about it, I decided to do something about it.  Check out my video to learn what I’m doing for my postpartum snapback!postpartum weight loss


As you can see from the video I wasn’t lying about my slow postpartum snapback.  I know it’s only four months.  I also had a c-section and fibroids.  I’m not gonna let that stop me from feeling and looking good.  I know this journey isn’t going to be easy.  Preparing my meals has taken away from my blog time.  I’ll get it all figured out once I get into a routine.

I would love for use to take this journey together.  Let me know what you are doing to lose weight and get fit, especially with kids.  Make sure you follow me on Snapchat at babyshopa.  That’s where I share all my meals in real time.

  • Lauren
    January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Trina thank you for this! I just started my postpartum weight loss journey as well. My little one is 5 months as of this past Tuesday…the struggle is REAL! My schedule is crazy so luckily my employer has a gym on site, I made the first step by going on Monday and I worked out for 45 mins on my lunch break. Thats huge for me! My goal is to go 2-3x a week, stick with this water and tea and eat smaller portions of healthier options. Let us pray! LOL. Good luck girl I know you will reach those goals!

  • Charlotte
    January 21, 2016 at 11:02 am

    From one new mom ( for the second time around) to another. I too have had a csection and have fibroids. My snapback with Neriah took 2 years girl! And although most cant see ( because I dress strategically) LOL Micah has left me a parting gift in the form of a gut! But hey, you look great, and I see you on snapchat with your healthy meals, while I’m over here eating crap LOL

    Good post!

  • Briana
    January 21, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Girl I’m still trying to Snatchback after having my 2nd child 7months ago. One thing that seems to be helping me with Weight loss is my group class at my gym that I enjoy and involves cardio. I attend these sessions 2x a week. I just started Dr. Ian purple smoothie challenge and I supplement one of my meals of the day with the smoothie. Btw smoothie is delicious filled with great fruits, veggies & even flax oil(I use seeds) I’ve also got in the habit of prepping my salads in mason jars really easy and convient when on the go. Just a few things I do. You look great though!!!!

  • Junette
    January 21, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Hey Trina that struggle is real for sure. My little one is 3 months now and I had a csection so just started my exercise regimen a week or so ago. I am honest with myself and I know time is something that just isn’t always on my side (with a total of 3 childs). However, I do 20 mins cross fit and yoga which has been great. Yoga is low impact for now but helps with toning and cross fit workouts help me get my cardio in. I use which gives me short low impact routines which I can do at home. Thanks for always being so honest it help mom’s like myself know were not in this alone. Love ya!

  • Tia
    January 22, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I had my 3rd baby 2 months ago and I really want to get back in shape. So far I’ve been eating pretty good and drinking lots of water but I haven’t been working out enough. I really like taking fitness classes but I honestly don’t know how to time everything around my pump schedule. I think I’m going to start by going to the gym alone to motivate myself to get started again. My motivation is lacking. Mainly because I’m sleep deprived. Summer is coming though so I need to pull it together.

  • Ray
    January 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    For me I didn’t worry about weight loss because I was breastfeeding a baby which I believe also helped me lose and maintain my weight. I BF for 1yr and had to eat because baby had to eat. After I just started to work out. Now baby girl is sevelifestyle. I maintain my weight with periods of a Whole30 lifestyle. Don’t worry about the weight because when the babies start walking and running you start to lose even more.

  • Ray
    January 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Correction *baby girl is now seven yrs old

  • Karyn
    January 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Caleb is almost two months old and I have started to shift my energy towards shaking off these pounds. I’m ten pounds heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight but my overall goal is to lose a total of twenty pounds. Until I go back to work, my plan is just to workout 3x/week for 30 minutes. Once I return to work and have access to daycare + our on-campus gym, I hope to up that to 4x/week.

    I just need to get moving and get back on these healthy meals. I’m pumped for this journey and will be looking forward to your updates!

  • Brittany
    February 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks so much for your blog! So encouraging! My 2nd baby is 3 months and I need to definitely get on the ball. I plan to do the J.J Smith 10 day smoothie challenge to help get myself on track! Good luck to you!