November 19, 2009

A New Beginning: week 1

After my 70lb weight gain during my first pregnancy, I knew that I couldn't do that to myself a second time. Throughout my second pregnancy, I watched what I ate and kept the gain to a minimum. It has now been 6 weeks since my c-section with Madelynn and that means that I can now get off of my butt and do something about this baby weight. I went on my first walk last night and it felt amazing. There is nothing better than feeling that chilled Fall wind hit your cheeks while you listen to your thoughts and talk to God. I was able to clear my head in a way that I have not done in months. To be honest, it was the first time since I got pregnant that I even wore my tennis shoes. Sad, right?!
I walked the entire perimeter of my subdivision and then calculated its 1.45 miles on this nifty website that I found through a friend:
I am very excited to announce that I have signed up for my very first 5K walk/run!! Its in mid-December and I am looking forward to it in so many ways. This has been a small goal of mine for quite awhile and I am finally making it happen.
Another thing that is sitting heavily on my mind is the fact that my sister-in-law, Becky, is getting married this summer. There is no way that I am going to pose for pictures looking the way that I do now. I've decided not to set a weight loss goal, but rather just a goal to lose weight. Make sense? I don't want to set myself up for failure. Let's get real, I am a mother of 3 and working out may not always be an option for me. I want to be realistic with this.
I am ready to feel like myself again and not like this body double who has been around for the past two years. :) I am ready to make this change and get back to "me", the person I know is still in there. I am ready to once again, feel good in my own skin.
It's going to be hard and I know that, but this is something that I must do for me!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hey Lady great post! Great minds think a like!! lol I am in week one also.
So far 5lbs is gone from this old bod. Lots more to go, it's a start.

Good Luck!! I'll be cheering you on!!

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