Family Photo - Oct. 1, 2011, nearly 5 wks after having Baby #3.
Another photo from the same day. I thought I should share one that showed my whole body better.
Looking to lose pregnancy weight, get fit, and provide a healthy lifestyle for my family.
I'm hoping to get back into shape after having my third baby. Rather than just diet, I want to involve the whole family in a healthy lifestyle change. I'd love to make fitness buddies and meet friends with similar interests!
As of 11/09/14:
* Drink 8 glasses of water per day
* Do 30 mins of exercise at least 3 days/wk
* Start learning yoga
* Do a second Whole30 - with a food journal and proper reintroduction phase
* Get down to 150 lbs
* Grow most of our food in 2015
* Run a 5k
-- Achieved! --
* Get blood pressure issues back under control
* Become more active
* Discover healthy recipes, especially snacks, that the whole family will enjoy
This year I learned about and successfully completed the Whole30 elimination diet. I lost over 25 lbs, learned a lot about how my body reacts to certain foods, and learned a lot about nutrition.
I'm currently sticking with a not-completely paleo diet. I'm slowly easing into it & mostly focusing on making healthier choices.
I'm still looking for a fitness routine that really calls to me. I would love to learn yoga and tai chi, and I already enjoy walking, jogging, and hiking. A knee injury threw me off the wagon, but I'm now aiming to get back on.
I'm a homesteading, home/unschooling, attachment parenting mother of 3 girls. Also: speculative fiction writer, birth doula, and Reiki Master.
"I'm no one to be trifled with. That is all you ever need know."
| current weight: 165.0
Great, just let me know if you need any help with the site.
845 days ago
Well, I'm brand new here and still figuring out the website but I'm glad to have your friendship and support.
845 days ago
to the ASPIRE & INSPIRE team!! There are lots of supportive, encouraging, and terrific people here on this team...hope you can find challenges to join, visit a chat room, and good luck to you in achieving any goals you might have.
Barb, A&I Co-Leader
847 days ago
to the ASPIRE & INSPIRE team! We're a very supportive team so don't be shy. If you have a question, just make a post and someone will answer. I hope you take a little time to introduce yourself to your teammates, so we can get to know you better; also, add your birthday if you’d like to in the “WHEN'S YOUR BIRTHDAY?” topic so we can celebrate with you.
We have several topic posts, a chat room, and challenges you can join.
Best of luck to you and so glad you joined our team!
Susan, A&I Co-Leader
847 days ago
I can certainly relate to joining too many teams and being spread too thin. I did that too in the beginning. Give the team a try and if it doesn't seem to work for you or help you then don't feel bad about leaving. I will not be upset. You have to do what works for you!
848 days ago