Monday, September 17, 2012

Motivate Me Monday -a link up-


My baby girl is here.... Healthy as can be. 
-along with my wedding day and Ty's birth, this picture captures one
of the happiest moments of my lie- 
I'm overwhelmed with joy, now ready to get back in shape.

So obviously for me MMM took a break during my pregnancy. I hope yall still followed along with my co-host Amanda from For Love of a cupcake

 For my new readers who may not know what MMM is go HERE.
 and to catch up on the old MMM's go HERE
I had a rough start in the pregnancy. A few bleeding scares while working out put a stop to all things fitness. I still walked and ate healthy, but real physical work outs were not even near the top of my list of things to worry about. Instead I was focusing on my sweet baby girl and just staying healthy for her. Plus my doctor told me to take it easy. 

However it has been three weeks now since my little miss made her way into the world, and I am ready to start (slowly) into getting fit again.

It's recommended (at least by my doctor) to wait six weeks before working out. So lets take it slow. 

Lets talk numbers shall my 39week check up I weighed in at 168. I didn't even step on a scale tell two weeks after and weighed 137. I started my pregnancy at 119. So if I wish to get back to my pre-preggers weight I have about 18lbs to shed.

Before I found out I was pregnant I was in what I consider the best shape of my life. I was going to the gym 5 times a week...and working out at home as well. Eating a protein shake for breakfast, and small meals through the day. 
-yes, I think I had crossed into being obsessed with my body image.  
..I felt great. toned. energetic. happy.
but like I said I was obsessed. Food almost scared me. 

-I don't expect to get to my pre-weight any time soon. I want to do this a little more realistically. Especially with the fact that I have two children now and a husband to take care of. Plus I'm breast feeding and plan to for at least 9months.

SO what is my plan.

For this week. I plan to eat healthy. No more "I'm eating for two" excuse 
--that really is a false statement anyway--

focus on
*healthy breakfast 
*healthy lunch (including fruit and veggies)
*small dinner (including two veggies)

as for exercising

Starting off super slow tell my six week check up "OK" from the doctor, and tell hopefully I can stop bleeding. 

on a side note, my friend is selling me hers, great condition for only 40bucks!!! SAWEEET...I can't wait to pick it up and get some walks in with the kiddos before the winter weather hits.

I am so excited to be back on MMM. I truly love leaning on each other for Motivation and support. Every girl is different and her body will be as there is no judging. no comparing. and no jealousy..just friends looking to be healthy and helping each other get there one step at a time. 

--This week I would love for you to share ANYTHING health related-- If you need an idea maybe share your short and long term goals. 

Link up 
but be sure to follow along here 
and with my co-host Amanda
and grab a MMM button if you like 

ALSO linking up HERE 


  1. so exciting that something beautiful came from what was a rough smart!
    and good luck on smaller meals! that's something i've been trying lately (sometimes hard with a husband around), but it really does work!!


  2. You are a beautiful mamma. Thanks for coming to my blog and following. I'm now following you and your lovely blog.

  3. hoping to start doing this with you again....after i got preggers and student taught i kinda stopped but i am so ready to get back at it

  4. Congrats on the little girl! And btw, that sticking-out-tongue pick on the left sidebar is so cute!

    Thanks for linking up your tips/goals at A Humble Bumble. :)

  5. Congrats on your new little sweet!!

    You have some great will pay off!!
    I posted my goals on my blog for this week..trying to stay focused!


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