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I'm back with a New Plan!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I haven't been feeling like myself in weeks. Months actually. Since the wedding my husband in I jumped right into trying for a baby, me going to school part time (working full time), busy conference time at work and didn't go on a honeymoon.

As a result I felt in limbo. I didn't want to start a new workout rotation in case we got pregnant. I didn't want to plan a trip - in case we got pregnant. I was constantly scared about what I was putting in my body. For some reason I worried my protein shake was bad and went back to eating cereal instead!

All I could think about was what day in my cycle I was. That combined with work being super busy resulting in working late most nights. School on the weekends with a course that is not my strong point. In fact, it's a course I have to take but not part of my major. So I am really struggling. Equals more stress. I still had wedding thank-you cards to you...oh yeah and Christmas shopping! Yeah right!

On top of that we are trying to get our house ready to sell and look for a new, slightly larger house.

It all began to be too much for me. I broke down and had a long chat with my husband. He felt we both took on too much too fast without a real break from the stress of the wedding.

We decided to put trying for a baby on hold. I am to concentrate on my course until my exam on December 10th. And wedding thank-you cards (which I got done this week - YAY me!) After my exam I can then focus on Christmas shopping. I also have the entire week before Christmas booked off work. I am saving that for shopping and Christmas baking.

My husband is taking over getting the house ready to sell.

It was honestly a huge relief to both discuss with my husband and come up with a plan. I went back to having my post-workout shakes in the morning.

I have decided that since we aren't going to start trying again until the new year that I would create another fitness rotation to lose that last 5lbs I want to lose. It's actually 8lbs as of last week as I did gain a few with the switch to cereal.

I am using a combination of my Turbo Fire and my Chalean Extreme.

I created a routine that will take me to the end of March. It's got a lot of strength and toning combined with cardio. I have also added in yoga every week.

We are also planning a vacation now in February for two weeks. We're currently looking into cruises and I am super excited. The fact that we may go away has really motivated me to tone up and lose my last 5lbs.

I already feel more like myself. And I lost 2lbs last week already! 6 more pounds to my goal weight! I hope to by Christmas.

I also was super pumped to order myself some workout clothes from Chalene Johnson's company at 50% off! I even ordered a Fan Volume of the PIYO to try. I received my notice this morning that it's now been shipped. Just waiting on delievery now!

I may not be on much in the next two weeks as I am busy preparing for my exam in my course and it's super busy at work. But whenever I can I will check in!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    It's nice to have a little time together as newlyweds... Enjoy it :-) Your program sounds like a great plan! I combine those 2 programs a lot. I love all of Chalene's workouts!

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JELLEN726 12/26/2011 1:41PM

    I cannot tell you how much I hear ya! Wedding marriage house! Soo much stress. Minus the whole baby thing for me. I got my thank you's done and shoved 'em in Christmas cards with a pic of us getting married on the front and said good riddins!

I am sure you are going to feel relieved and a little bit more relaxed with your decision. I cannot wait to hear about your results. Good luck going into the new year! emoticon

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KMLANG 12/1/2011 10:24AM

    Sounds fun! Don't be surprised though, that once you STOP focusing on baby, that's when baby shows up! :-) Good luck!

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SABRINALONDON21 11/29/2011 2:52PM

    It seems like you are in a real partnership. It is great that you are able to talk, come up with a solution and share the burden! Good luck on those last pounds!

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ANH102712 11/29/2011 2:27PM

    I'm glad you talked with your husband and got a new plan! Sometimes trying to do to much at once is counter productive! I hope you have a great holiday season!


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