Third time's a charm, right?
Monday, November 26, 2012
So, about 8 years ago, I lost 50 pounds on WeightWatchers and got to my goal weight of 135. I got pregnant, and put back on all 50 pounds with my first little boy. Then I joined Sparkpeople and lost 50 pounds again. Then I got pregnant again with my second little boy and gained it all back. 2 years after my second baby, I was back up to almost my highest weight. I had to start over...AGAIN!
The first 2 times I lost weight, I have very distinct memories of several things...the excitement of new clothes in smaller sizes...being able to see my collar bones...having more energy...but the most vivid and lasting memory I have of taking better care of myself and dropping weight was the way I felt every morning when I woke up knowing that I had ROCKED the day before.
This morning, I woke up feeling that way! It feels SO GREAT!
Because I DID rock it yesterday! I ate really well, had fun with my kiddos, killed a 4 mile run and didn't drink any wine. And I woke up this morning feeling like I used to feel when I was focused and changing my habits for the better.
But, as excited as I am to have this feeling back, there's a little voice at the back of my head saying, "We've been through this before, and both times you gained it all back."
So this is what I'm telling that stupid little voice - "No more babies, NO MORE EXCUSES!"
My family is now complete, and I have to focus on being the best Momma I can be to my little guys! I owe it to them to wake up every morning feeling like this.
This is IT people! I'm going to string together a ton of days where I wake up feeling fantastic, and I'm NEVER GIVING UP.