Just hours after Layla was born 12/27/11
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Layla Born 12/27/11
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Hello, my name is Racheal. I have been married for 13+ years and have a 7 year old daughter and soon to be 3 yr old son and a new baby girl. I am 34 and have decided to take back my body for myself, my family, and my health. I have a very full schedule, as do most moms.
I started my SP journey a few years ago after watching something on Good Morning America about the success of people using the site. I played with it off and on for the last few years. It seemed like every time I would drop 15 pounds or so, I would get pregnant. LOL. No seriously, this happened with both my kids. I can say that SP was a blessing because my husband and I struggled with getting pregnant. And the docs couldnt find anything wrong with either one of us to explain our struggles either. But I would magically get pregnant without really trying once I dropped the weight. Amazing I know.
So after my son was born in 2009 I started in again but had some difficulties balancing calories in vs calories out and almost lost my milk supply for him as a result. So I waited until he was fully weaned and started in again 1/22/10 (date coincided with our companys internal Biggest Loser campaing). I went on to win that battle, but not the war. After losing close to 30 lbs I gained back about 10 or so. I got complacent and didnt work out as intensely or frequently and quit watching my calories. BIG MISTAKE! I completed my first 1/2 Marathon in November 2010 and was training for a Full to take place in January 2011. However, due to unforeseen circumstances my training got put on hold. Boo! I know, no excuses; right?!
To make my long story short; By the time I celebrated my latest 1 yr sparkversary, I have lost at or close to 30 lbs, completed couch to 5k, ran a 5k, ran a 10k, and ran a 1/2 marathon. Now there is no telling what the future will hold. Currently, my husband and I are trying for our 3rd child. So my time here might be short lived. LOL ;-P
--Update 5/2012:I gave birth to our 3rd child on 12/27/11. Since I only gained about 25 lbs in pregnancy, I lost my baby weight rather quickly. Only to regain about 10 lbs when I went back to work. I knew immediately that I needed to get back on track. I started tracking foods and exercising again. Re-started couch to 5k and went on to complete my 3rd Pat Tillman run 4/2012. And I came in less than 1 minute shy of my PR less than 4 months post-partum. :-) Since this is our last child, I need to get this done.PERIOD! LOL
I am working not only to lose weight, but to tighten and tone all the stretching the years and having children has done to my body. I strive to be a better role model for my children and husband.
Run 3-4 times a week.
Do additional cardio workout(s) 3+ times a week.
Complete Strength/Cross Trainging 3-5 times a week.
Cut out soda. (None since 1/22/2010 and counting as of 10/28/10) - Relapsed but back on the right path AGAIN....Made it all the way to 1/1/2011 though, celebrate the successes and learn from the failures.
Drink more water.
Eat smaller portions.
Track ALL foods eaten, even the ones I regret eating. LOL
Originally from California, I have lived in AZ over 1/2 of my life now.
I am currently a CNA (certified nursing assistant) working on my RN (slowly but surely) and will eventually become a Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant or Health Educator (I havent really decided as of yet).
Mini-Goals Fun Stuff:
187.5 - Pedicure (Check)
175.0 - Outfit (check)
162.5 - Night Out with Hubby
150.0 - Vegas Trip With No Kids
187.5-Running Shoes (Check)
175.0-Workout Gear (check)
162.5-Enroll in PF Changs Marathon
150.0-Enroll in a Girls Weekend Run Trip
| current weight: 170.0