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As a mother of two quickly approaching 40, I am looking to lose the baby weight I gained after my second. My hope is to have it gone by the time my maternity leave is over at the end of April. Excercise has never been a priority of mine, but with the changes in my metabolism I have come to the conclusion that if I want the body I used to have in my 20's, I am going to need to hit the treadmill!!

Apr 2011 - Well, mat leave is at an end as I have decided to go back earlier than expected. I am 5.9 pounds away from my goal of pre-pregnancy weight by May 1. I had a set back in March when I put my back out and couldn't walk for a couple of days. But I am now back on track and ready to kick it in April! My goal is 5 pounds in April (tough but doable if I stick to my goals). It would be awesome to be back in the 130's again and I am so close I can taste it!

Aug 2011 - June and July were difficult months, but even though I struggled and didn't make the leaps and bounds headway I had hoped for, I did still make progress. I am at 136 pounds as of this morning. That puts me at -1 pound from Pre-Pregnancy weight (baby #2). I had hoped to have been out of the 130's by now, but I didn't hit the treadmill as hard as I needed the last 6 weeks to make that happen. I still have about 3 pounds to go to get to pre-baby#1-pregnancy weight, and 10 pounds till my next goal weight. I know how I want to do this, now its just a matter of making it happen!

Nov 2011 - It has happened! I am under 130 for the first time in 5.5 years (before babies even). Somehow it snuck up on me and BAM, there it is! So now what? I still have my goal weight of 119 pounds to reach. At 5'1", that is a reasonable, healthy weight and my priority focus right now! I had wanted to hit that for my first Sparkversary, but I don't think that will be doable. Dec 27 is just too close right now to even consider it. But 5 pounds is doable. So time to adjust my end of year goals, reset my calorie intake levels and go after it!! I have BEEN doing it, so there is no CAN anymore, it is a WILL!

April 2012 - I have been maintaining my weight now for several months. I have not yet reached goal weight, but also have not increased. I am struggling with what to do next. The drive to lose weight has gone, I am sitting at a size 4, and that is smaller than I have been in a long time. I am wearing clothes that feel great and look great. I get compliments on a daily basis. But at the end of the day I am still 27% body fat. I would love to see that move, but am unsure at this point in how to do that... For now perseverance on this path that I have chosen.

March 2013 - Well I am back and ready to go. Things have been hectic over the last year and although I didn't gain more than 5 pounds, I did fall back into other old habits. The biggest being not being active... So now it is time to get back into shape. I am going to start off slow, 3-4 times a week and see how that goes, but I want to ramp back up to 5-6 a week.

Member Since: 12/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 42,545

My Goals:
To be physically fit. I want to lose about 10 - 15 more pounds, but ultimately being fit is the goal.

My Program:
Workout 3 - 4 times a week. Right now I am doing a 60 minute bootcamp 2 times a week and a 45 minute work sponsored fitness class once a week.

Personal Information:
I am just shy of 40 and a mother of 2 beautiful girls and have been married to a wonderful man for over 8 years. We live in western Canada and are both IT professionals.

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