Sunday, November 08, 2009

Putting It All Out There.

I turn 35 in 2 short months. I am determined to get my ass in gear, lose the last bit of baby weight I've been carrying from my first pregnancy and get myself in better shape all around.

Before I got knocked up with the Munchkin, I hired a personal trainer. I was a fatty. Knocking on 170 pounds. I'm 5'7" and an equal opportunity gainer. I always gain all over - my arms, legs, face, ass, it goes on evenly without discrimination.

When I stepped on the scale for the first time in front of my trainer I weighed 168 pounds. I was mortified. That was the end of October 2004. By mid January, 2005, I weighed 134 pounds and was pregnant. I know, lose all of that weight to gain it back, but that was the plan.

I knew getting pregnant and adding 30 plus pounds to that staggering 168 was out of the question. My plan was to get in shape, get pregnant and hopefully lose the baby weight faster in the end. I worked out with my trainer through my entire pregnancy and did spin class until my belly hit the handle bars. I was healthy and I felt good.

I never lost all of the Munchkin baby weight but I was close. The twins were so early I only gained about 39 pounds. I still sit needing to lose 12 pounds to get back to my pre Munchkin weight... Do you like how I just told you how much I weigh without telling you how much I weigh? I can't believe I'm putting this out there for the world to see, but I need accountability.

My goal is to be to 134 or less before January 6, 2010. We have an awesome Birthday trip planned and its going to require a swimsuit. I don't want to always look back at pictures and think, man, I wish I could have worn a 2 piece on that trip or that's a great picture except needing to crop out the cellulite on my thighs...

I know, I know be happy with who you are no matter your size.... blah blah. There are people that say that, then go and get liposuction and nose jobs. I've got news for you, that doesn't count as you having a great self image.

I'm pretty happy with myself. I just don't feel good. I don't have the energy I need to keep up with 3 very active kiddos, and all of that comes with me being in shape, and yes, I'm a bit shallow and just want to look good. Sue me.

My goal this week is to be in the gym 4-6 times.. alternating between Cardio and Pilates. I'm working my Couch to 5k program from the miserable beginning. I hate to run, but for me, nothing drops pounds like running.

It's Sunday and I've spent 45 minutes on the treadmill. Kicking the week off on the right foot. Tomorrow will be the challenge as I will have all 3 girls with me and I weigh the options of them getting swine flu in the nursery or Momma getting skinny with the Advanced Power Yoga...... Decisions, Decisions.

Week 1
Starting weight. 146


Mrs. B said...

you seriously crack me up! and i feel ya on the whole "not having enough energy" bit. well, good luck! i'm cheerin' for ya!

Michelle said...

Good job putting it out there and being accountable. It is hard to lose the weight. Good luck reaching your goal!

Unknown said...

Goooo you! You can do it! And I can never see/hear/say the word "fatty" without cracking up.

Christina said...

Good for you! I'm also on the quest to be thin again..holding on to 15lbs of twin baby weight. My starting weight is 145. Good luck to you. :))

Anonymous said...

You can do this. We can do this. I started getting in gear too - nothing like the threat of a bikini to get you motivated! I may still be in a tankini.

Anonymous said...

Oh and if we're going to put it all out there - I've got 11 lbs to go. accountablity and all.

Marie said...

I've finally knocked off the baby fat after 3 pregnancies (2 1/2 years after the last one). I have so much more energy now & feel much better about myself. If I can do it, anybody can!!! Keep it up and good luck.

Heather S. said...

South Beach Diet!!! I lost 10 pounds the first week. I know it seems like a quick fix, but I need a real boost in the beginning or I just get so discouraged and quit.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I feel the SAME way you do. I'm not overweight, but I'm about 12 pounds heavier than I'd like to be.

I'm hoping that doing Body Flow yoga and hitting the treadmill and elliptical while I'm pregnant with this baby will a) help me feel great; b) help keep my weight gain down and c) help the baby weight come off that much quicker.

I was 134 when I got pregnant with Morgan and 185 the day I went into the hospital. I was back down to 136 within 4 months of her being born. When I got pregnant with this baby, I was 147. Don't love it. I'm 5'7" and don't love it one bit. At my appointment yesterday, I was 144.

Don't love it. But, I'll allow it since I'm building a human right now.


Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

GOOD LUCK! I've been struggling with the same thing, and it's always nice to know there's a kindred spirit out there. :)