The last time I decided to “get healthy” (meaning, not drink much and work out a lot) I got pregnant, same with the time before, hmmmm what does that say? The better you feel physically the more likely you are to throw all caution (and birth control, oops) to the wind? Yeah, basically. This time I have the added birth control of a toddler AND a baby, nothing kills the mood faster than crying babies, leaking boobs, extra skin and the idea that this would mean MORE lost sleep.
I started tracking my calories (using myfitnesspal.com) and working out (Stroller Strides!) now I am adding in something new to hopefully keep this momentum going- Muds to Suds Race. I am SO excited. 17 obstacles, walls to scale and crazy mud pits. This will be a serious test of strength and I know Nolie is going to think it is super awesome. I am doing it with a group of other Moms and we are training and getting strong and fit for this. I can’t wait! and. . . I am super terrified.
I am getting there slowly and the weight is still coming off. I am 16 pounds down from my 6 week PP check and about 32 pounds down from my “delivery” weight. I feel like the changes I am making are sustainable, I still each chocolate and indulge in whatever sounds good but I am not doing it every day and not eating SO much of it. Also I am being sure to go to my Stroller workout and if I miss it I go for a run that evening. I just have to remember that putting in the effort, doing this slowly and making it an overall change is WORTH all this mind work. Battling with my desire to have this weight drop off fast and my crutch of “lack of self control” is hard so hard. But I am seeing the results, albeit slowly, they are happening.
These are dated weeks postpartum (check out that belly on number one!) and I’ll hopefully keep taking them. Each photo was SO hard to take but once I lined them all up I was really thankful I had them. If you are working to get fit and strong again I totally recommend taking progress pictures. I take them, load them and hide them away on the computer and don’t even really look at them until I am ready to use them. Otherwise I get insecure and ashamed, and that is so dumb. I am working and the work is showing, take some pictures and give yourself credit for all the hard work!