Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

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Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#1 Postby SeaSiren » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:08 am

The 6th (yes 6th) little one has arrived a bit early at 33 weeks weighing 5lbs 5 ozs. It has been a journey being on bed rest so long, then a very difficult delivery, running back and forth to the hospital every 3 hours for feedings for over a week and then finally having a new one at home. But well worth every second!

I have been released to start exercising so between feedings, running a household, running to activities (my teen Children's), running a business and on sleep deprivation, hopefully I'll inspire some new Mommies with a real life, achievable postpartum journal and not some fantasy plan someone wrote on how to get your body back (do these people have Nannies & chefs on hand .... come on!) and keep a good training log for my own reference.

The plan (and we all know what they say about best laid plans):
Slow and steady: I didn't get to this weight in a day and don't plan to lose it in a day either.
Listen to my body: not resting especially with little sleep or pushing too hard will sabotage my efforts

Goals:
Weight loss: Back to weight by July-August
Comps: Back on the competition stage by March of 2011 (one year from birth of my daughter).

Post Pregnancy Stats:
Height: 5’6” –(yeah I gained an inch confirmed by 3 doctors, and two hospitals after they did that work on my spin over a year ago … go figure!)
Weight: 159.5 lbs - yeah for bed rest? ugh!
Waist: 39.5” (Doc did say uterus is still shrinking … so this will go down fairly quickly, but 6 babies later is taking longer than previous)
Chest: 38
Hips: 41
Thigh: 24.5

Ready … set … go! :)

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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#2 Postby lobsteriffic » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:42 am

Can't wait to see your progress - go get 'em!

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#3 Postby vivalasvegans » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:51 am

You're already an inspiration, Denise :)
Good luck, and have fun with it!
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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#4 Postby MaryStella » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:40 pm

congrats on the new baby. all the best with your training. i think your going to do wonderfully!

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#5 Postby FloridaMomOf3 » Tue May 04, 2010 7:31 pm

Hi Denise... You will surely inspire me :)

I sure do know about newborns, nursing and the attempt to keep time for yourself all while on not much sleep ....lol

I guess it is true the more pregnancies the faster they go. I can't believe I only have 4 more months to go.

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#6 Postby aluck » Tue May 04, 2010 8:24 pm

Excited to see your progress
http://www.liftforlife.com/alyx_luck_and_jimi_sitko.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83cdJbztw3g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lEUynhgMg8

The reason is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk?, but Can they suffer? - Jeremy Bentham 1748 - 1832

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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#7 Postby FloridaMomOf3 » Tue May 04, 2010 10:19 pm

Denise,
Raspberry leaf tea is GREAT for the uterus especially post ;)


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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#8 Postby scarlet » Fri May 07, 2010 9:02 pm

Wow...six?! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll bounce back in no time and I can't wait to see your progress.

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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#9 Postby SeaSiren » Sun May 23, 2010 7:46 pm

Wow! Thanks everyone :)

Due to severe sleep deprevation for a colicky baby, I was fitting in cardio when possible. Did not lift as being as tired as I was, it could result in injury. However, looks like I should be able to get more lifting sessions in now, so fingers crossed!

Little one still doing feedings every 2-3hrs and it takes an hour to get her fed and down. So this week averaged 3-4 hrs sleep with no chance of daytime napping. Love the weekend where I get a break and on Sat a nap! The key would be to eat really clean, but in reality I found I grab what is closest and requires no prep So this week if baby has others plans for us and I can not lift, I am preparing my food in advance as well as a meal plan. The hope being "no thought" eating. Because if I eat poorly not only am I defeating myself, I also feel badly and I really need proper nutrition, especially when tired!

Right now for supps. Multi, B-12, Vit C, Iron, Magnesium, BCAA, Glutamine & will add creatine when I can stay on schedule. PP are NitroFusion, Hemp70, SunWarrior and Soy.

Yesterday:
30 min tread - I wanted 45 but baby said no, lol

Front Squats - 4 sets of 8
Squats - 4 sets -10-8-8-6
Walking Lunges - 4 sets
SLDL - 4 sets of 8
Seated Calves - 4 sets of 8
Standing Calves - 4 sets of 8

Putting my bench back together today, so can add extensions and curls next round.

My daughter plays boys lacrosse, so had a game today, they nicknamed her barbie brutal due to agression and how she could match up with the biggest opposing players. They won and remain undefeated. :mrgreen:

Did train today ... will post later. I have a new diet strategy in mind. Will explain later. Also nix the back to weight by June/July. I'm at a happy weight and will be working on size and strength right now.

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#10 Postby SeaSiren » Mon May 24, 2010 9:23 am

Yesterday:
30 min tread -wanted 45 but again baby started fussin at the 30min mark ....hmmm I'm sensing a pattern

Military Press -4 sets
Military Press Behind Neck-4 sets
Side Lats -4 sets
Reverse Flys -4 sets
DB Front Raises -3 sets
Shrugs -3 sets
Incline DB Curls -4 sets
EZ Bar Curls -3 sets
Concentration Curls -3 sets

Hoping for chest today!

Diet thus far:
water (of course)
coffee
oats
Protein Shake 2 scoops Mocha NitroFusion

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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#11 Postby lobsteriffic » Mon May 24, 2010 9:25 am

I love the nickname Barbie Brutal :D

Hoping you manage to get some rest and sleep soon but I know it can be tough when the baby says no. ;)

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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#12 Postby SeaSiren » Mon May 24, 2010 11:24 am

lobsteriffic wrote:I love the nickname Barbie Brutal :D

I found it amusing :lol:

Today:
Bench Press -4 sets
Incline Bench -4 sets
Wide Grip Bench -3 sets
Incline Flyes -4 sets
Decline Flyes -4 sets
Skull Crushers -4 sets
Overhead Tricep DB Press -3 sets
Bench Dips -3 sets

After: Protein Shake -2 scoops Banana Soy Protein

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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#13 Postby John V » Mon May 24, 2010 1:10 pm

Best wishes in achieving your new goals.
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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#14 Postby SeaSiren » Tue May 25, 2010 10:58 am

Thank-you John V :)

Yesterday's diet ended up at 255g protein (about 1900 cal). I am fairly happy with it, but want a bit more protein. My poor excuse was how full I was. I also want a lot more veggies in there. When I am finished with my clients' programs I'll sit down and totally map this out for that no thought eating I was talking about.

Today's training was 30min tread followed by planks. This is the first ab exercise I have incorporated since becoming pregnant. It went surprisingly well.

Katie's Competitive Cheer Team tryout's are today .... fingers crossed!

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Re: Denise Nicole (Seasiren) Postpartum

#15 Postby Barb123 » Wed May 26, 2010 12:29 pm

wow 255g protein!! I am aiming for 100-125 grams and trying to stay between 1200 and 1500 calories.......how do you do it?
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