October 15, 2012

Mommy Update

I had two doctor's appointments last week.  A follow up from my gallbladder surgery and my six week postpartum appointment.  For the most part, all is well and I can start working out again.  I have a few minor things going on, but nothing to worry about and certainly nothing you all care about :)

Now I need to officially start this weight loss mission.  Like I've said before, I gained 40 pounds with Kase.  I was down about 24 pounds from that just over a week ago.  And now the losing weight without doing anything has stopped.  I've gained 3 of it back.  So now that I got the medical ok, it's time I start working at it!  I need to do this for myself.  To feel confident.  To be happy.  And those things will make me a better mom and wife.  I have to take care of myself in order to take care of them.

We are buying a treadmill soon (hopefully next weekend) so I can start walking/running since it's getting too cold to get out with the kids.  I have a whole set of dumbbells downstairs so I plan on doing some stuff while I watch my trashy reality shows.

I am also going to go to boot camp classes.  I have an awesome trainer that I've done boot camp with for a couple years (when I haven't been pregnant of course).  He's nice enough to let me come whenever I can and just pay for what I do instead of paying for a full 8 week session or whatever and not get my money's worth.  They have two classes a day during the week and one on Saturday's.  I'm hoping I can do two classes a week.  Of course that will all depend on Tyler's work schedule and his village board meetings.  And the kids.  And if I can get my butt there.  But it helps that I love it so I have faith that I will make it there.

My brother has the Insanity DVD's and said I could borrow them.  I may try that too, but not sure how it works and how much time I need.  I don't have a lot of extra time in the day.  And do you do it every day?  I just have to look into it more.  But I think I need to start out light with walking and running so I don't kill myself.

The part that is hardest for me?  Eating healthy!  I'm not going to lie, I've never been a healthy eater.  Ever.  But I do need to do better.  I need to get back to meal planning.  But when I've worked out in the past, gone to boot camps, etc. I would eat a lot better because I'd feel better about myself.  When I'm working out hard, the last thing I want to do is go through the McDonald's drive thru.  So I'm hoping it'll all fall into place together.

I realize it's not going to be easy.  My goal is to lose 20 more pounds.  Although I've never been a huge numbers person.  My main goal is to feel better and confident about myself by the time summer comes around.

I also realize that with two little ones, I don't have a lot of extra time in the day to myself.  Hell, I barely get enough time to shower let alone work out for an hour!  My plan is to work out during nap time or when they go to bed at night.  I'm sure there will be plenty of days where all I want to do is sleep during those times.  So I don't expect this to go perfectly.  But it's time to start the journey!

By the way, I took some 'before' pictures, but after looking at them, I decided not to post them.  Hopefully I will post them along with the 'after' ones later.  Those pictures were definitely motivation though!

So...let's do this!  Bye bye baby weight!


  1. Good luck! Are you BFing? That is what worked for me. I'm sure you'll be back to normal in no time!

    1. When she got sick and had her surgery she had to stop bfing.

  2. Glad to hear everything is good and good luck on your weight loss journey.

  3. Good for you!

    Because of my arthritis I can't really work out at all...so after I had Brielle I did Weight Watchers, and within 2 months I believe it was I had lost all the baby weight plus a little. And it was SO EASY! I mean, as easy as eating healthy can be haha. I'm a huge sweets person and Weight Watchers made it really easy. I would highly recommend it!

    1. PS, I just did the online version...I didn't go to meetings or anything like that.

  4. Oh how I loved reading your post today. I am in the same boat as you. I have actually been meaning to do an update post on how I am doing as well. I was just thinking last night, as I went to pull on a pair of sweats that I am just not comfortable and that's what I want. I don't care about numbers either, I just want to feel good. I am the worst eater you could ever imagine, so I have a hard time giving up the foods I love, but I think I will have to do that. I just haven't made my mind up as to when I want to start. :(