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Saturday, January 22, 2011

I've been reading a lot of Spark blogs lately and it has helped inspire and motivate me. I guess that's the point, right?

I read one about protein. For the past two days I was careful to eat high protein, lower carb. Down 2 pounds!! Healthy food has never been the issue for me. Portion control and lots of carbs is the problem. I still had oatmeal for breakfast both days. I just didn't have a starch with lunch or dinner.

I read another blog from a mom of 2. My daughter is 2 and son is 11 weeks. The 3 of us have been doing Jillian Michaels dvds together. It's hilarious. Baby is the bouncy seat, me with my weights and my daughter with her candle stick "weights." She's my own little Jillian. She puts her hands on my back when I do push-ups and gets upset if I am not doing exactly what the "TV girls" are doing. There have been days that it has taken over an hour to complete a 25 minute video, but it's better than nothing. And we're all having fun for the most part!

Another blog was about the value of alone time. After my daughter's birth it took me 10 months to get back to the gym. My husband noticed right away that I was handling stress better and happier in general. We both knew that this time we needed to make it a priority. The day after my 6 week check-up, I went to the gym! I am so lucky that my husband is incredibly supportive. He understands the value of alone time for me. I appreciate it so so much. Happy mom = happy family!!

I will continue to read blogs to help me. I am not yet brave enough to take pictures for the Rachel_Mac Challenge, but I have learned a lot from reading other entries. I know that's not fair, but I just can't do it. yet...

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/29/2011 12:19AM

    It's okay if you're not ready to post your pics for the Rachel Mac Challenge. It took me a long time to take off the privacy settings because I was so nervous about the whole thing. But it is so great to get the positive comments each week and I feel it's such a supportive process.

Way to go for starting your exercise so quickly after your son was born. It's hard to find the time and energy to work out when you have a newborn. Kudos to you & keep up the great work!

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UKPOOHBEAR 1/24/2011 2:46PM

    way I see it is if people didnt want you to read their blogs... they wouldnt write them lol :)

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APIRLRAIN888 1/24/2011 12:43PM

    I read blogs all the time! I learn so much from my sp-friends, they are so smart!

I also post a lot and get even smarter, b/c their comments are so so awesome, helpful, inspiring ;p

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AMBERMARIEE 1/24/2011 12:33PM

    Reading others blogs has been key for me in staying motivated this time around. I'm so thankful for! Its AWESOME!!!

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MFABER3 1/22/2011 9:59AM

    I use to feel like an intruder when I read other blogs, but then I realized they were opening up just like I was, about our struggles and victories.

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PRETTYDUNN 1/22/2011 9:50AM

    It's great that you and your kiddos can work out sweet!

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POLSKARENIA 1/22/2011 9:37AM

    That's great! I also love reading other people's blogs. It shows I'm not alone in the way I think and feel!!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Two big hurdles jumped this weekend: party Sat. night and brunch with family on Sunday. I am proud of how I handled both. I didn't deprive myself; I finally was able to make good choices in regards to portion control. I left both outings without guilt.

This is huge for me. Healthy food is not the problem. It's how much food I eat.


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