For the past 2 years I have been nothing but pregnant (very blessed). Getting pregnant on my honeymoon never gave me an opportunity to "adjust" to marriage (do you ever adjust to marriage?). Being pregnant made the decision for me to come off the road with my career and instead gave me the job of watching my body change into something that was unfamiliar looking to me. This time during my first pregnancy with my son was definitely an identity crisis for me. With every dent that was added to my rump and going from ankles to kankles I saw more of me morphing into a body I didn't like. Now with number two in our house it's time to get back to working out. During my first pregnancy I worked out every single day and still gained 55 lbs and with my second I only walked and chased after a toddler which led me to only gaining 35 lbs in addition to the 20 lbs that I had left to loose from my first, giving me a grand total weight of 245 lbs one week before she was born on Feb 20, 2011. In this journey I want to be real and raw since that's the only way to get healthy results. I feel beautiful on most days but there are those days like yesterday when you look at yourself without the black pants and black shirt on and see the real ugly. Okay I'm not ugly but the dents in my rump sure are ugly LOL, today I can laugh.
I started working out 3 days ago after having a baby 4 weeks ago. My first day I ran a mile which felt amazing! I took yesterday off because I was so sore and having a bad, very bad day with my son that has selective hearing. So let's start with today, day 3. Today was my first weigh in day since giving birth so we will start there.
Day 3: Weight 210 lbs (very excited about this!)
Exercise: Bikes at Gym (30 min)
I am very excited to see that in 4 weeks I have lost 35 lbs, yay!! To let you know how I lost that much in 4 weeks: I gave birth, lost tons of water weight and drinking protein shakes 2 times a day as meal replacements with vitamin enhancers from Herbal Life and drinking water. Unfortunately I am not getting adequate sleep so if I was it would speed things up even more. I decided to do the bikes today because I sprained my ankle after my foot caught a hole while chasing my son in the front yard yesterday.
Motivation for all of this is too not only be healthy but take care of the only body that the Lord gave to me. After loosing both of my parents by the time I was 22 years old due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, I always told myself I would never put my kids through loosing me due to my controllable health decisions.
So it begins, tone my rump!