Recharging for a new me in 2014!! Getting my ducks in a row now!!
Hello. My name is Michelle and I am 40, married for 9 years and together we have 6 kids. 2 of which are still in the house. 15 and 23 months. We also have 5 grandbabies. I have learned so much since finding SP. I haven't been been doing what I should have for along time and I am feeling so much better about myself now that I've learned what I have. There are days still that I slip up but now instead of being angry with myself I say "you deserve a break. Listen to your body and start again ...
Hello. My name is Michelle and I am 40, married for 9 years and together we have 6 kids. 2 of which are still in the house. 15 and 23 months. We also have 5 grandbabies. I have learned so much since finding SP. I haven't been been doing what I should have for along time and I am feeling so much better about myself now that I've learned what I have. There are days still that I slip up but now instead of being angry with myself I say "you deserve a break. Listen to your body and start again tomorrow." No matter how times I start again I'm NOT giving up.
Trying to get more water in daily and NO pop in the house. My workouts consist of walks outside (when it's warm....I'm so not a winter person) and my Wii/Xbox Exercise games. My routines were getting boring however so I added Cathe Friedrich's step DVD's. LOVE THEM!!!
I QUIT SMOKING!!! My somewhere started 9/12/10 and today I'm doing awesome. Still going strong and it's Jan 2014!!
I CAN DO THIS!!!!! GO ME!! SW 2009 - 168#
8/31/09 : 155.6# 9/30/09 : 153# 11/2/09 : 150.4# 12/28/09 : 150# 1/25/10 : 148.8# 2/7/10 : 147.6# 3/28/10 : 145.8# 5/2/10: 143.8# 5/30/10: 143# 8/1/10: 142.4# 8/29/10: 138.8# 5/21/11: 143.4# 6/10/11: 144.6# Found out I was pregnant 1/2012: 189# 9 months pregnant 1/31/12: BABY BOY WAS BORN!!! YAY!!! 2/13/12: 161.2# 3/9/12: 162.8# 3/10 - 6/16 - Let myself get outta control :0( 7/7 - 161# 12/1 - 153.6# 10/2013 - 140.2# 12/2013 - 145.8#
It is now June 1, 2011 and my weight is up again from last year. I feel like I just stood still all winter. I was a bit dissapointed when it was time to try on those shorts that didn't quite fit last summer but not enough to go out and buy new ones and they still fit me the way they did last year. Time to change that. I can do this. It isn't rocket science. One step at a time towards my goals. Happy days ahead!! Gotta get movin and today is the day!!
6/24/11 UPDATE: Pregnant at 37!! No wonder I have been up and down with my weight. Alls ok now and my stress has come down considerably now that alot of people know now. I will have to have another CSection so I will get to choose the babys bday!! :0) Aiming for end of Jan. Needless to say I have changed my plans AGAIN and am now going to concentrate on gaining only the min weight I need to and pay attention to what I'm eating. I've been tracking my food yet now to move onto the exercising. I'm so tired I need to make myself get outside and get moving.
Currently taking a break from weight loss still tracking and trying to get in my walks. I am put on minimal duty until further notice.
I had a wonderful healthy baby boy on 1/31/12!! I'm so blessed and I can't believe how much in love I am with him already. I'm healing well and feeling better every day. I am planning to start working out very lightly as soon as the doctor gives me the ok.
3/8/12 I have my 6 week checkup on Monday. I'm sure I'll get the ok to workout again. I feel great and my csection looks good to me. I can even lay on my tummy now. I've already started to add it to my days. It is alot harder to do so now that my little man is here but I'm determined to get back into shape. I want to be able to go out and play with him when he is up and running. My goal for the next 8 weeks are to get back into the swing of things. I will get atleast 10 min of exercise in 5 days a week. I can do this!!
6/7/12 Enough is enough. How many times do I need to fall off the wagon before getting that awww haa moment? I feel like I recently got that moment where I had enough of not fitting in my clothes and feeling frumpy all the time. I feel uncomfortable in my work clothes so much that when I get home I go up and change into sweats or shorts (elastic bads) and a XL tshirt.
7/14/12 WOW I really see I went crazy after my weigh in early March. I gained weight and didn't hold myself accountable. I didn't think I was that far off. After my son was born and I was able to start working out I found myself procrastinating and choosing to play with him rather than taking care of me again. It was alot easier to say I don't see him enough and skip my workouts. Now that I have put my brain in again I've been working hard to reach mini goals. As long as I see a loss I'm happy. Sneaked a peek today and its still going down. Fingers crossed to see the 150s again Sat. No more excuses I'm getting it done now and am feeling better about myself while I'm at it.
7/24/12 Slacking again. I see it but do I do anything about it.....NOPE!! I am today! Quit being so lazy lady!!
10/25/13 Struggling with juggling college classes, house work, baby, and teenager while being unemployed and paying bills on time. It's a bit stressful but I can do it. Classes started last week of August and are over first week of December so I'm over 1/2 way done with this semester and I've only gained back a pound. I am thrilled that eating right and working out has showed my daughter that she can also. She has lost atleast 15# now and is looking and feeling much better about herself. YAY!!! My goal for myself is to loose 5# by the end of the year. Slow and steady...I'm almost to my goal weight and I need to do it right so I don't gain it back. I also need to tone up a bit more.
1/2/14 It's time for me to get a workout routine again before my classes start again. I find it easier to get the workout in early then I won't have to worry about it. Here's to a new start. I even get to make juices now. My Anna and hubby bought me a juicer for Christmas!! I LOVE IT!! Mainly fruit juices but I'm looking into different veggie ones. Started again by getting back to basics. I am starting slow and easy and adding to it as I go. Now I'm working out to my wii games and that is keeping me going. So excited to see myself at my goal weight this year!! I can and will do it!! Starting a 5% Winter Challenge to help me get there.
GO CLOVERLEAFS!!! Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment Strength Training with Cathe Tues and Thursdays Cardio - 20+ min 5 days a week My 5% = 7.25#
I really want to feel better about myself naked and in my clothes. I also want to bend over without having an issue with my belly getting in the way. My total weight loss goal after baby is 37#. Need to get my water in. Working on this everyday.
LOVE Cathe step workouts. Starting to add strength training in now.
I live in Northeast Ohio.
I love to read Nora Roberts books. I got hooked when my oldest step-daughter moved here a few years ago. It seems to be my only way of sanity now and helps me sleep at night.
Soooo glad to have you back! I know we are supposed to be able to motivate ourselves through this journey. I missed that extra inspiration you brought to our team. You know I wish you nothing but the best and we will catch up!