Weekly Fitness Report: Introducing Us

I originally posted many of these posts on another blog, which I've since decided to take down since it wasn't really about gender selection.  This post was originally put up on July 4th, 2011.

I thought I would do a couple of introductions since I'm just getting this blog started. I'm planning to cover our preparations for another baby.

I have some definite health and pregnancy prep goals this time around. These include fitness goals for both of us, which I'd like to chronicle here on the blog more for my own benefit, and if in case it's of interest to anyone else.

Another Baby, What?!

Why am I thinking about this right now?

Well we have a newborn baby now, but there are several reasons my thoughts are already on getting prepared for another pregnancy. The first big reason is that we probably won't actively “try to avoid” a pregnancy – of course we probably won't actively try to conceive, either.

But at this point both of us feel okay with just letting another baby come when the timing is right. I had a hard time in my last pregnancy, feeling like things didn't go according to my “plan.”

I hope that just being prepared for pregnancy when it happens will help avoid that.

I know that I'd like to have lost my baby weight and have strengthened my tummy muscles (including, if possible, closing the diastasis in my abdominal muscles).

This is a good point to focus on that because I'll probably have most H's first year without a period due to breastfeeding – so I can focus on toning up before there's a chance of conceiving.

I would also like to possibly “sway the odds” on our next baby's gender – I will write more about that in another post.

But it's a good idea to get fitness goals accomplished before sway factors are entered in. Basically at this point I can take a relaxed approach to gradually losing the baby weight and toning back up.

S would like to lose around 60lbs or so – as quickly as possible, really, but I'm really shooting for this by around H's first birthday, or when my cycles resume, so that he's fit and healthy when there's a chance at conception.

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