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I am a first time mother to my beautiful little girl and couldn't be happier. I have been off work for 3 months and am going back on Monday the 21st with a heavy heart. I really wish that I could stay at home and be with her always but right now that just isn't an option. DD is now 12 weeks old and I am exclusively breastfeeding which I am so very proud of but I have only lost 20 pounds since she was born and have another 35 to reach pre-pregnancy weight. My goal is still another 10 from that ...
I am a first time mother to my beautiful little girl and couldn't be happier. I have been off work for 3 months and am going back on Monday the 21st with a heavy heart. I really wish that I could stay at home and be with her always but right now that just isn't an option. DD is now 12 weeks old and I am exclusively breastfeeding which I am so very proud of but I have only lost 20 pounds since she was born and have another 35 to reach pre-pregnancy weight. My goal is still another 10 from that weight and I feel like I will never be able to get back on track. My original plan was to be back to hitting 10K steps a day by the end of Feb, DD was born in January, but that has only happened a few times over the last 3 months. It has been a real struggle getting active with a newborn and I really didn't think that it would be an issue which makes me feel like a little bit of a failure. I know that I will eventually get back on track and take control of the direction I am heading on this journey though so I am still here.

I am still in the 5% Challenges and this is my 6th. I do plan to join the gym at some point but I will wait until I feel that I can take advantage of what the gym has to offer instead of making myself feel obligated to go even if I don't feel up to it. I have a treadmill at home and lots of other useful workout equipment and DVDs that I can use in the meantime. I am also planning to do some of the 30 day challenges at first to get into a routine and build momentum in the beginning since most of those challenges only have 10 minute workouts and I feel that will be a little more my speed at first.

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Member Since: 8/4/2008

SparkPoints: 34,827

Fitness Minutes: 42,095

My Goals:
Get down to under 140 and stay there.

To lose weight and be actively healthy.

Lose Pregnancy weight gain by 8/14.

Eat healthy for breastfeeding.

Be a healthy mother.

My Program:
12,000 Steps a Day

Resume hiking on Sunday's as soon as physically able.

Other outdoor activities as possible.

Eat as healthy as I can/ Clean when possible

Personal Information:
Married just over 2 years.

New PROUD Mommy!!

Have an office job so I sit for most of the day but I'm doing what I can to increase my movements throughout the day with the help of my Fitbit One.

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I like to read, dance, listen to music, and go to the movies. I am crazy in love with my DH and DD!

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4KWALK
10/15/2013 6:22:13 PM

Thanks for the friend add. It is good to be on this challenge. I'm happy to be part of the Casual Travellers team.
Hope all is going well for you and baby.



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KIMPY225
8/16/2013 11:58:40 AM

emoticon Spark is so amazing, and so are you! Best of luck to you in all your goals! Every step counts no matter how small it may seem. Thank you for all of your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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LOSINGFORBABY
8/8/2013 6:03:40 PM

Thinking of you today. Hope all is well!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/2/2013 7:02:13 AM

"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
-Geneen Roth
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TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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AMANDARDH
7/20/2013 8:17:16 AM

Just stopping by to see how you're feeling. I haven't seen much activity from you lately, but then again I have not been as active on here as I once was either. I hope everything is well with you and baby.



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