Since its May, the start of a new week and I am officially past the 6 weeks post partum mark, I am very excited to begin a new program and my bestie since 7th grade is helping me through it!
Until I started dating my husband I always weighted below 115 and was able to eat whatever I wanted. By the time we were married I weighted about 135 and it only went up until 2009. By the time I delivered Ashlyn I came home weighing around 165 pounds which on a 5'2 body frame is not good. This put me very close to be obese according to my BMI. I realized at that moment that no matter how much love of my family I had around me, my family might not have me fully if I didn't do anything to change my weight. This was one of the biggest changes that happened with the lose of Ashlyn.
I started working out on a very regular basis, adding daily activities that really got our family moving and began to really read and learn about healthy eating. By August of 2009 right when we got pregnant with Eisley I weighed in at 124 pounds. I was healthy and happy and ready to start a journey of getting pregnant again. I had my ups and downs with eating while pregnant and being on pelvic rest my entire pregnancy with a couple of bouts of bed rest, working out was out of the question. By the time I got home from the hospital I weighed 152 pounds. A total weight gain of 28 pounds.
This is me today, weighing in at 142 pounds a little over 6 weeks postpartum. I did some light workouts at about 5 weeks but now that I have the go ahead I am getting back to some of the things I love. This is where my friend Angi comes into play. I need motivation to get the ball rolling. I really do love working out but I need to get back into it before I actually love it again. Last time I lost weight my motivation was a biggest loser competition with some friends and wanting to be fit when I got pregnant again.
This time my motivation is Angi forcing me to go to my 10 year high school renunion in June! (note to Avery: dont let your best friends from high school be in charge of your high school renunion, the dont let you say no!). This motivations helps me out a bit because my main problem area is my hips and waist, which make anything cute and figure flatterning hard to find. Nothing fits right, not to mention I barely weighed 110 pounds in high school, umm 3 kids later its understandable not to weight that, but I would like to get down a little more! Another motivation is we signed up for a race on May 30th, at this moment I can barely run a half a mile so I need to get my butt in gear.
Angi and I have decided to work together on motivating each other to keep up with our goals and get back into shape for our own reasons. (I am hoping she will write a blog post soon on her reasons!) I will soon post my goals and also keep you updated on our progress. Hopefully Angi can add a few post of her own (although I think she looks fantastic as is!), dont you think that would be lots of fun!
Please share with me how you get motivated to lose weight?? This is what works for me!