Need a new outlook
I've been a member of sparkpeople since 2009. A lot has happened to me in that time. I was in great shape and running lots, then I had my youngest son, and since then I've had a real issue with sticking to changes for my health. I feel motivated... Read more
Feeling the change
My clothes are fitting better (or worse, because some are too small!)
I have more energy.
I look forward to working out.
I'm fitting in some fitness other than at the gym (for example, making multiple trips up and down the stairs to bring ... Read more
I re-started my gym membership 3 weeks ago.
4 pounds down.
3 inches vanished.
1 pant size lost.
Yippee!... Read more
Didn't get to the gym yesterday because my husband slept until he went to work (at 1:30pm!), and he wasn't home until after the gym was closed. The same thing might happen again today. :(... Read more
I'm so happy to have my gym membership back, and my sister is going too! I can get out of the house for a little while, hang out with my sis, and get a work-out.
Where we moved a year ago, we are in the country (so not near anything and no... Read more
Starting again.. again.
So right now I have the same stomach/thigh/arm/boob measurements that I did at 6 months pregnant, only I weigh more. So wrong. Yesterday I started my new journey. For reals this time.
So, some "BEFORE" pictures:
July 25th, 2011: 189 p... Read more
Avoiding this place
While I was pregnant, I couldn't wait to get back to running and reaching my goal weight. Now that I'm able to do that, I'm kind of afraid.
I've even been avoiding this site because I didn't want to be motivated! How crazy is that?
I ... Read more
When I started running in 2009, I did the couch to 5K program. It worked well for me, so I'm doing it again now that I'm no longer pregnant!
My baby is 6 weeks old (almost 7!) and I'm feeling more like myself. My tailbone is still a little ... Read more
Birth story and new weight journey
On March 22nd I awoke at 4am to time contractions. I had them on and off during the night, but I was still able to have a decent sleep. Once up, they picked up quickly in frequency, but were very short so I was undecided if I wanted to go to the... Read more
So it snowed a little last night.. but the mountains of snow are gone, and the weather is getting warmer! I'm so excited to get out more and to start running again soon.
Now if only baby would make an appearance. :)... Read more
Because my other babies were so "late", I haven't expected this one to be early, but I've had a tiny little hope in the back of my mind. I'm not enjoying being hugely pregnant in the winter. And I've had a bad case of the winter blahs on top of ... Read more
Birth, my way
My first was born by c-section due to a huge amount of interventions (too many pain meds, stuck in bed, baby stuck in bad position, pitocin, stressed baby). The second time around, I did things completely natural. No drugs, lots of movement, pus... Read more
Countdown is on...
Baby's "due" date is 24 days away! I've gained the same 40 pounds that I gained during my last two pregnancies. I lost the majority of it fairly soon after birth, so I hope that holds true this time as well. I've decided that my post-baby gift t... Read more
Waist up 9 inches
I'm currently in week 26 of my pregnancy. Things have been running smooth so far *knock on wood*. The ultrasound showed a healthy little baby that appeared to have boy parts. He's measuring right on track and is an active little dude. The nausea... Read more
Wish I didn't stop exercising after the pee stick!
Since finding out I was pregnant at the end of June, I've done some serious slacking in the exercise department. The excuses are plenty: too tired, too nauseated, not enough time, not enough support. The list goes on. Today I went for a walk on ... Read more