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Wow... It's been a LONGGGGGG time!

Monday, March 17, 2014

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---

emoticon Drink 8 glasses of water during the week and at least 4 on the weekends

emoticon Do modified T25 5 days a week

emoticon Eat between 1300 and 1500 calories 6 days a week and less than 1800 the other day

emoticon 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! :)
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    I'm so glad to see you back. Congrats on the new baby boy. What fun they are. You can do this.
    953 days ago
    Great goals! You can do it!
    954 days ago
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