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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Making a Change

I do this each and every time I have a baby...I want to change the way my body looks. My chest is far to big, my stomach still has a huge pooch, and my wedding ring still won't fit on my finger.

Yes, I do know she's only 11 weeks old (tomorrow), but I want to look the way I did before I ever had kids. I want to be thin and feel sexy.

And what's worse, I want it to happen NOW! I don't want to have to put in the effort or the work to make it happen. I know that if I did put in the work, I could do it, but I am such an instant gratification girl and want results NOW. Not tomorrow. Not next month. NOW!

I am nursing, so it makes watching what I eat very difficult for me. It's hard for me to count my calories when she's taking so many from me. I'm not exactly sure how to go about doing this. The thought of eating less and still providing for my Love Bug, seems so daunting to me. I guess I need to just make better choices rather than limiting the amount of food I'm eating.

Like today, I went for a 30 minute walk, then Oswald made me an omelet with no cheese (makes my Love Bug spit) for breakfast. Then my lunch was a good size salad and 3/4 cup of grapes. I spent 2 hours in the pool playing with my kids. Came home, showered had 6 Red Vines (my ULTIMATE vice) and then shared a bag of popcorn with my two big kids. It doesn't seem all that bad, but it's not super awesome either. I should not have had the licorice, but I can't help myself.

I should throw it in the trash, but I can't. I have a hard time wasting food, even if it's junk food.

I have set a goal for myself to run a 5K in September. We're trying to fly to Arizona in September as well and I would love to be another 20lbs smaller. I would love to be able to wear my wedding ring again (without it being re-sized). I would love to wear all of the clothes I was once able to fit into. Even if I can't make my nursing chest smaller, at least I can work on getting my post baby belly to shrink.

I really want Oswald to do this with me. I really want him to feel empowered. I want us to both drop some weight. Today he did put on a shirt that was once too snug and he was able to button it and it had some slack to it even! So awesome for him.

The other thing, I don't want to have to have a gym membership to achieve this goal. I want to do it on my own. I don't want to use a weight-loss supplement. I want to lose this weight the good old fashioned way...eating healthier and exercising.

I go to the doctor on Wednesday for a silly check-up and I will weigh myself. I am going to hold myself accountable and post my weight and pictures on this blog. Please be supportive, no haters! I'm putting myself out there, hoping to help myself make a change.

A change for the better.

A change for the healthier.

A change for my lifestyle.


  1. You can do it! And you don't have to belong to a gym. We don't and we find plenty of ways to exercise together.

  2. Wahoo YOu can do it!! I am going through the exact feeling!! but my baby is 3 months.......Maybe you can motivate me as well. I will be Cheering you ON!!

  3. I'm there too sister! I am hating the way I look right now...even though I weigh as much as I did pre Brooke...that doesn't mean that everything looks the same...I have an dang elliptical machine in my house...I need to stop being lazy too! I am in if you are in! Lets do it together! Oh how I wish that all of my friends lived in the same place that I do...it would be so great...my problem is finding time to do it with 3 little kids! Where do you find time?

  4. It's SO hard at first but don't give up!!! it's so worth it when those pants fit great and you feel some muscle tone in those legs. Set some small goals first. 5 pounds. then the next 5 pounds, etc.

    you'll do awesome!!!

  5. I know how you feel. I have been there. But in your quest for good health, please remember that your body is doing a wonderful thing right now, sustaining your infant's life. It spent the last 10 months growing that child, stretching and expanding to accommodate a precious child of God. Don't be so hard on yourself!

    I hope you didn't feel bad about my post. I actually hadn't read yours yet, but I am glad I could help you remember that you are beautiful and you are enough!!!


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