Hey there Sparklers!
I haven't written a blog in two years and 3 months tomorrow! Wow. So my last year two years have been CRAZY! My husband and I decided to have a baby in June of 2012, got pregnant in September of 2012, and I had my second son, Grayson Emery, on May 29, 2013. He is an amazing blessing, so sweet, adorable, and precious. I am a very blessed woman in my life!
But** My pregnancy was miserable and I was sick and lazy the ENTIRE 9 months. And then I was "used" to being lazy so continued to for the first 6 months of Grayson's little life and soaked up all the snuggles, hugs, kisses, and cuddle I could from the couch. I had gained weight before I got pregnant and was around 172 when I conceived. I hit 210 by the day I delivered and was extremely mortified. :( I sit here with a 9.5 month old baby at 179 and am determined to get back to 150 ish. That's 29 pounds and I KNOW I can do it because I went from 210 to 179 with minimal effort and only really watching what I was eating and not being super strict and really NO excercise to mention.
I had starting working out, slowly trying to work my way back up to where I was about 2 months ago and had lost 3.5 pounds (bringing me down to 179). Three weeks ago I sprained my knee and proceeded to gain all of it back as I sat on the couch feeling defeated. In the last week I have decided I am NOT going to be a victim and sit on the couch WISHING to be "skinny." That is just stupid and a waste of my time. I got up this morning, put my knee brace on and did T25 but the modified version. My knee only hurt once and I felt AMAZING afterward, out of breath and sweating like a PIGGY! If I can do that with a recovering sprained knee, I can do this. It is all in my head telling me I can't. My body is just sitting here (literally) waiting for my head to realize what I'm still capable of, 30 extra pounds or not!
I am starting with serious motivation, but realistic goals! Here goes for the next 4 weeks---
Drink 8 glasses of water during the week and at least 4 on the weekends
Do modified T25 5 days a week
Eat between 1300 and 1500 calories 6 days a week and less than 1800 the other day
Stop the excuses and negative self talk... I will not say or think anything about myself that I wouldn't say about my friend. I need to be nicer to myself and understand that I have had two children, I just turned 29, and I have a lot going on in my life. Beating myself up about how I got to this point will do nothing for my journey back to health, fitness, and if anything, it will continue to tell me that I cannot do it rather than that I CAN do it! :)