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I had a baby in December 2009 and then one in March 2015. Last time I lost the "baby fat", it took me two years and a PT and many, many hours at the gym, like at least two hours a day. This time, however, my time is more limited, and I want to focus on health instead of driving myself crazy trying to get to some fantasy body. Heck, I will settle for my pre-pregnancy weight at the rate I'm going.

I want to focus on healthy eating and keeping an organized, clean home for my children. I also plan on taking my children on regular outings. I won't be a gym rat, this go round, because I would rather spend time with my kids. But, I do plan to take up yoga again and maybe hit the gym two to three times a week or do something comparable, like take a morning walk.

My ultimate goals are to get back into healthy movement and continue to achieve healthy eating and exercise goals. Also, I need to get my knees back in shape, as post baby #2, I am struggling to climb stairs.

So, here's to a fresh start and a better, saner focus, which is now working out. I am eating less processed foods and working on portion control.

Member Since: 7/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 46,477

My Goals:
My goal is to develop a more compassionate, attainable health plan that won't have me camping out at the gym because I don't have time to do so. I also want to eat healthier without going on a diet. Also, I want to reduce work and teaching stress.

My Program:
My current post-pregnant program:

(1) Get 30 to 45 minutes of exercise or clean the house every day.

(2) Eat healthy foods more often. No calorie counting yet (I don't have time.)

(3) Log on to Spark People every day and spin the wheel.

(4) Drink water first 8 to 12 glasses a day.

(5) Pack a healthy lunch.

(6) Turn it over to God every plate and snack and drink.

Daily Goals:

(1) Pray every day.

(2) Stop eating when full, not stuffed.

(3) Exercise regularly.

(4) Focus on positive thoughts, actions, and words.

Personal Information:
I am happily married and have a lovely seven year old for a son and 21 month year old daughter. My husband is incredibly supportive and is encouraging my restart mode.

I recently finished a collection of stories and am working on a novel.

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Still working on these. When you are on mom time, every day seems like a reward.

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