New Goals- SparkPeople will get me there!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Last night my husband, daughter and I went shopping to find him new sandals. We were browsing around and I found a Dallas Cowboys shirt (we are huge fans) that I liked. I tried on the medium because it looked like it was running a bit small. Well the medium was too tight so I ended up getting the large. Now to some this may seem like it isn't a big deal but before my pregnancy I definitely could have fit into the medium and probably the small. I have only a couple pairs of jeans that fit me and most of my shirts are getting a little tight. So lets say last night I had a wake up call!

Having a baby and trying to get back into shape and down to pre-pregnancy weight/size is much harder than I ever anticipated. Everyone I have talked to has told me to take my time and I will eventually get there. Well its been almost 10 months since Lydia was born and my weight has been stuck at 160 for the past 5-6 months! Three years ago 160 would sound like a dream! But since I know my body works the best and is healthiest at around 140.... I need to stop making excuses.

I know why my weight is stuck. I'm still eating like I am pregnant and staying home has greatly reduced my activity level. Don't get me wrong, staying home has been an absolute blessing but something needs to change. I need to track my calories, exercise more and at a greater intensity and eat more fruits and veggies.

So I reset my goals on Spark. My new goal is to lose 20 pounds by the end of the year. I have 12 weeks so it is a goal that is attainable. I plan to do intense cardio at least 3 days a week and strength training at least 2 days a week. Attainable. I plan to fit into my jeans that are too small in 12 weeks. Attainable. I plan to be a good role model to my daughter. Attainable.

I can do this with the help of Spark and my friends. Please hold me accountable. Check up on me once in awhile to make sure I am keeping my goals a priority.

What are some goals you have been putting off?
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    I work out at least six days a week minimum 50 minutes, usually sixty. I do treadmill and recumbent biking in our home gym. I set the goal to not make excuses to not work out and have stuck to my goals for 65 plus days now...need to look up the exact amount of days but I know it is over 65. I have dropped or shall I say re-dropped 25 pounds. My tracker says less but I didn't start tracking right away. Exercise is the main reason I am losing and of course eating healthy food that is not laden with sugar and empty carbs. My husband has also lost quite a bit of weight too.

    You sound determined to get that weight off and you have done it before so you know you can.

    Another thing that has helped is making protein smoothies and eating lots of salads with protein added in, ie; leftover chicken or steak. I also load up my plate with veggies and protein and skip the empty carbs I used to eat all the time. Fresh fruit is my sweet treat now and it really does satisfy me.

    Best wishes for reaching your goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1994 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2013 1:56:16 AM
    I know the wake up call. I'm actually right there with you! I'Not from having a baby (I can't believe it's been 10 months), but a lot of stress is taking it's toll and the weight is creeping up there. It's hard... but we both know how to do this. I agree - tracking and exercise are good starts. Good luck!
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    1996 days ago
    You can do it!

    I have 3 children. It took me 3 years to lose the baby weight from my first.
    My 2nd and 3rd children were born 13 months apart. It took me 6 years to lose the weight gained from their pregnancies. emoticon

    You'll get there! emoticon
    1996 days ago
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