Close up comparison. 1/25/11 vs. 6/23/11
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Hi everybody! I’m Kim. I’ve been on Spark on and off since 2007. When I started Spark I was about to get married and was working with a personal trainer who mentioned it as a good site for tracking nutrition. I started here just tracking food, which I’m still terrible at, but I’ve stayed here through my journey to 30 and throughout my recent pregnancy. Then, in April 2013, I kind of fell off the Spark wagon. I’ve mostly maintained my mindset but I had a rough year where a lot of things got put on the back burner including my healthy lifestyle.
Fast forward to today and I’m in a much better place. I’m back to working out regularly and trying to eat consciously. I’m somewhat of a second time mom if you will, trying to find a way to balance my life by giving importance to the things that matter the most to me now. I have C, my 14 (almost 15) year old daughter and L, my 1 year old daughter! Life is a lot different as a “Second Time Mom” and I’m having to find new ways to incorporate health and fitness into this new world that revolves around a one year old. I don’t have the luxury of working out whenever I feel like it or spending all the time I want on meal planning and grocery shopping. I am really focused on enjoying being a mom and making life revolve around that.
I started keeping a journal, Diary of a Second Time Mom (D2TM), a while back and I decided that the best way for me to get back on the wagon would be to start posting my journal entries here. It’s mostly everyday things that happen and thoughts that I have. It’s usually pretty dull but I’ve been trying to focus on highlights of each day; things that I know that I’ll forget but want to remember forever. I think I’ll be more likely to incorporate healthy habits in my days if I’m writing these entries here too though so Diary of a Second Time Mom is going public! I’d love to take you all on this little ride through my new world! I’d love to get your advice on parenting a high-schooler or a toddler and any tips/tricks you use to stay healthy with both!
I've got some go to sayings that I try to remember when I'm not feeling it all. My favorite is:
"A man who wants something will find a way, a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -- Stephen Dolley, Jr.
I have this written on a Post It and stuck on my monitor at work!! And I've found that it works in most situations. . . even ones not related to weight loss or healthy living.
Another that I find myself repeating time and time and time again is:
"Just do it." -- Nike
Have more true words ever been spoken?? I rest my case.
And finally, I saw this one on some wise Spark Person's page back when I re-started here on Spark and I've used against myself and I've used it on people in my life when they complain that it's "SOOOO hard"
"It's hard being overweight.
It's hard maintaining your weight.
And it's hard losing weight.
You just have to pick your hard."
I wish I could remember who's page I grabbed that from!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
Here's the stats:
SP Starting(over) Weight 7/1/14: 188.8
SP Goal Weight: 165.0
165 - Tattoo!!
Alright. . . that about sums it up. Hope you enjoyed and hope to see you around!!
I am currently aiming to get in 40-60 minutes of cardio and/or ST a day. I workout over my lunch breaks to make sure this happens 5 days a week !! I mix it up with a little of everything but mainly it's running, dog walking and the stair machine and lots of free weights.
I'm terrible about tracking nutrition but I try my hardest. In general I try to make sure that I 1) eat when I'm hungry, 2) eat clean, 3) eat balanced. This doesn't always happen but it's what I've got!
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Thanks.. Yep, I've heard that training for the longer distances doesn't mean weight loss. I'm trying to eat smart and fuel properly and just go for my goal.. then I can focus afterwards on the weight loss.. My 40th birthday is late April, and I run the race about a week later! then I have big travel plans to celebrate in September, so hopefully I can make it the year of reaching fitness and weightloss goals!
Hang tough, we can do this!
1178 days ago
How's it going?
1186 days ago
Hello lady! WTG on the workouts! Keep it up!
1234 days ago
I thought her birthday was sometime in November. Aw, how sweet. Happy late birthday to her! We turned 10 months yesterday! Every time I call Carly "punky" I think of you, LOL! She sounds like an absolute joy! Carly is very much the same way, very happy, and is beginning to play certain games with us. My oldest son (he's 12) is the quietest of the bunch, and she just loves to stare at him...it's so funny.
She's just getting over Roseola...which was scary for me, and a first time thing. I actually never even heard of it. The scary part was the high fevers. Glad that's over. My 5 yo is fighting a bad cold. Luckily the older 2 are well! The oldest is actually designing her prom dress...YIKES!
Alright, enough rambling from me. I hadn't realized you started a new job. Glad it's going well and that you joined the gym! I'm with you on the working out regime and then food. Water has never been an issue. We can do this girl!!
Take care and keep in touch when you can!
1254 days ago
Hello! So you've been on my mind the last few days and I've been meaning to get over here to see how you are. Then to my surprise I see you've updated your status. So, when ya have time, let me know how you are?! And how your punky girl is too!!
1254 days ago