Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bye Bye Baby Weight

Baby Weight.
I honestly didn't it think it would be as hard as it has been to lose.
In the past when I wanted to lose weight, I would cut calories and workout a few times a week. But between working part time from home, being home with a baby, traveling and having visitors and trying to make Texas home, I haven't really been focusing on me and my health like I had planned. I soon realized, I needed to find the right balance. The balance between keeping the house in order, spending good quality time with Connor and James, making new friends in Texas, not overeating, making healthy choices and getting my exercise in. Not to mention stop making excuses and JUST DO IT.

Do you see how much I am juggling? I needed to figure out the best way to be good to myself all the while taking care of my other responsibilities and roles.

Finally, 8 months later I have finally found that balance. In the last 4 days, I've made lots of changes. I am watching my calorie intake and working out daily. Sometimes, it's a simple walk around the neighborhood with my boys or a 90 minute sweat session at the gym.

You might be thinking, Stephanie, it's only been 4 days. But in those short 4 days, I've noticed a difference. Today, I feel better than I did last Friday. I may not be back at my pre pregnancy weight like I had hoped to be months ago but I am happy with where I am going. My clothes are starting to feel a bit looser. And I'm down a half a pound. Not much right? But every half pound ends up being a pound. 

I'm happy with my progress and I am proud of myself.

3 comments:

  1. Go you! I know how hard it is to work out when there are a billion other things calling your name. You go girl.

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  2. That's awesome. I'm still trying to find a balance as well. I was working out daily until we moved and my husband started his new job. Now it's so hard to find the time with his new schedule!

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  3. I'm right there with you, girlfriend. I'm only on Day 3, and it's been long overdue, but I'm finally doing it! We can hold each other accountable. I'm up 1 pound! Damn. :)

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