I was never very fit before DD was born. I was 180 in high school (5' 4, although I have a pretty big build, esp my legs). By the end of college I was 196, I was 205 after my first son was born and after DD I was 220. I had neve rbeen happy in my body but never had the drive to do a thing about it. DD's birth was a life-changing experience for me, it was everything I ever wanted and dreamed of, and for some reason having a DAUGHTER kicked me in the butt hard about my fitness. My own mom is really overweight, I remember being embarrassed by her growing up, and wishing even now that she could make the life changes she needed to. I felt like I owed it to both of my kids, but ESPECIALLY to my daughter to have a healthy body image and self esteem (something I was always, always lacking when I was younger).
Shortly after DD was born, I started running. When she was 3 months old I joined a boot camp at the Y, kept walking on off days, started watching what I ate. I was 216 in January, down to 200 in March, out of the 190s around May or so. I finally broke into the 170s this winter, and am down to 170 right now (Thank you Jillian Michaels and her whole eating clean philosophy!!)
You absolutely CAN do it. I don't remember EVER weighing what I do now. I'm in a size 10/12, i started in a 22. I don't remember ever being able to wear anything below a 14, even in HS.
Mommy to Hypnobabies Garrett (5/2006) and Summer (9/2008-born at home!), Haylee the Jack Russell and Aspen the Weimaraner.
Starting weight (October 2008-220lbs).
Running my way out of the 170s!!
| current weight: 163.0