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Monday, March 25, 2013

OK Sparkpeople - I'm back!

Life has completely changed since my last update. COMPLETELY. I am now a mother to a sweet, happy, funny, and adorable baby boy. I am still working so to say that life is busy would be a ridiculous understatement. Here is a quick rundown of my life recently:

*Baby was born in late October! I'd gained about 35 pounds, I think. I wasn't stressing about the weight.
*The birth was a great experience, no trauma, so I was up and walking that day and started walking up and down the street at 3 days postpartum. I desperately wanted to move again!
*I lost all the baby weight in about 2 weeks without trying. (Don't hate me!) I give credit to nursing. I think it really helped take the pounds off, and it required me to eat good food and stay hydrated.
*I started working out a bit in November and December and ran two 5K's on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. They were my worst times ever, but I was just in it to have fun!
*Since then, I haven't worked out until this weekend. I go for walks with the baby, but he won't tolerate more than 15-20 minutes, and I can't really go fast. It's something, but it's not quite what I want.
*In the past two months, I've put on a few more pounds and even though my pre-pregnancy clothes fit, they don't fit WELL. I need to do some work.

With all this in mind, here are some goals for the near future.

1) Work out twice a week. Walks with the baby don't count - real workouts. Right now what sounds good is zumba, treadmill if it's cold, or walking/jogging outside if the weather is nice and the sun is up.
2) Stop. Eating. Junk. The pounds just melting off at the beginning really spoiled me, and I've given in to my sweet tooth. I need to work on removing the junky food and incorporating more fruits and veggies.

These things are pretty basic, of course, but that's where I need to start. This weekend I worked out twice which was a really great feeling. I think that most weeks I can find time on the weekend to workout once, and find one evening during the week to go to the gym after Baby goes to bed.

My longer term goal is to get back into running full time and do two Half Marathons at the end of the year. I am so looking forward to accomplishing that goal!!!
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ADAPTINGANNIE 7/25/2013 8:41AM

    Congrats! Love your positive goals. Good luck.
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EFFRAYECHILDE 4/19/2013 10:32AM

    emoticon emoticon And, welcome back!

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222NICHOLE 4/3/2013 9:51PM

    Wow you are inspiring! Good for you for staying as healthy and fit as you did after your pregnancy. Keep up the good work!

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SJKENT1 3/30/2013 6:48PM

    Welcome Back!!

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WRITINGDIVA1 3/30/2013 6:26PM

    Good for you!

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PCASEY7 3/29/2013 6:52PM

    Congrats all around, for your new baby boy, the weight loss and the setting of your short term goals. You can do it!

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JIBBIE49 3/29/2013 5:09PM

    emoticon Love seeing your blog in the Spark Mail.

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CLARAELIZABETH1 3/29/2013 1:58PM

  Congrats on the having the little guy! What a blessing! I can tell by your plan that you will succeed -- you sound positive and motivated! You don't have far to go! :-)

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PENOWOK 3/29/2013 9:45AM

    WooHoo for the new little man!!! They are so much fun and they change every day, so don't blink!! Your plan sounds solid! You can do this...just work your plan and it's ok to treat yourself a little. If you are still nursing, make sure to keep up the good stuff and remember that chocolate passes to him as well

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NEWTINK 3/29/2013 7:35AM

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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/29/2013 1:06AM

    emoticon on the birth of your baby boy !
All the best, to you and your family !

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MARYJEANSL 3/29/2013 12:35AM

  Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful son! They only get more beautiful as they grow...though not in the same way, of course. And congratulations also on your plan and goals to get you where you want to be. You can and will succeed!

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ROBB1N 3/29/2013 12:11AM

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JAMER123 3/28/2013 11:28PM

    emoticon on the baby!
emoticon You can do it!! Thanks for sharing!!

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JEANNINEMM68 3/28/2013 8:47PM

    Congrats on the baby!


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SUSIEMT 3/28/2013 7:15PM

    Welcome back!! Congrats on the baby!! You can do this! We are here to help!

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RUTHEY01 3/28/2013 4:54PM

    emoticon on a healthy baby boy and losing the "baby fat" so quickly. And no, I don't hate you for it. I did the same thing when my daughter was born. I credit it to eating healthy and exercise during the pregnancy. I didn't nurse. My daughter was born with a congenital heart defect and spent her first 2 weeks in the hospital.

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GLENMORRISGIRL 3/28/2013 3:58PM

  Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy! Your blog really highlights the importance of sticking with "the program" through thick and thin. I think we all tend to give in more when we've had good results, I sure no I do. You'd think it woud validate the effectiveness of staying on track! Good luck in your effrots!

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/28/2013 3:39PM

  I think your goals are good, and it is a challenge with a new baby. it turns your life upside down ( but in more good ways than bad ). Hopefully you have a friend who will help you out. emoticon emoticon

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CORNERKICK 3/28/2013 2:07PM

  Congrats on your baby boy! Sounds like your plan is definitely do-able

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REGILIEH 3/28/2013 1:46PM

    emoticon on your new baby boy!

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FRABBIT 3/28/2013 1:38PM

  Congrats on your wonderful baby and good luck training for the half marathons.

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DMSGLASS 3/28/2013 11:46AM

    Great goals! Know you can do it! congratulations on your sweet baby, too. How they change your life is all for the good!

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KLONG8 3/28/2013 11:21AM

    Some great changes in your life. I'm so happy for YOUR happiness. For such a hectic time in your life I think you sound very grounded. Congratulations and go for those goals!

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GRIZ1GIRL 3/28/2013 10:42AM

    Good for you! Breast-feeding is amazing for weight loss! I lost 47 lbs of "twin babies" weight in the first 3 weeks, just by pumping breast milk!

Exercise is the key to being a happy, healthy, ready-to-go mom--good for you! And congrats on your baby! :)

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JACKIE542 3/28/2013 10:29AM

    Glad you are back, congrats on having your beautiful baby. emoticon

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TLGRNT 3/28/2013 10:19AM

  Welcome home.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/28/2013 9:57AM

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KARLEIGH66 3/28/2013 9:27AM

    Congrats on the new baby. You sound like you have a full plate, but you definitely seem to have the enthusiasm to accomplish any goals you set. Your positive attitude is refreshing and motivating.

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JERICHO1991 3/28/2013 9:12AM

    Welcome back. Thanks for the update.

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JMERLAU 3/28/2013 8:26AM

    Awesome news!!

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CATE195 3/28/2013 8:05AM

    Congrats on your new baby, enjoy him, I know you can handle the rest. One day at a time. emoticon

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OFGREENGABLES 3/28/2013 7:45AM

    Good luck! The blog feisty red hair (not mine) has good tips for exercising with small children

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WATERDIAMONDS 3/28/2013 7:23AM

    Wonderful news on your new baby! I know you must be so happy.

Best of success to you with your new goals. You CAN do this, of course, one step and one bite at a time...

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GARDENCHRIS 3/28/2013 7:06AM

    congratulations!

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    emoticon Congrats on the new baby and your dedication!!!

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SHERYLP461 3/28/2013 6:52AM

    Congratulations & welcome back!

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NCSUE0514 3/28/2013 6:18AM

    Welcome back, and congratulations!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/27/2013 8:47PM

    Congratulations on your new baby boy and Welcome back!

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CHERIJ16 3/26/2013 9:05PM

    What a wonderful gift! Congratulations on your baby boy! It sounds like you have a great plan and a great attitude! emoticon

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