Tuesday, November 13, 2012


~Short term goal #1- Fit into my pre-baby jeans/clothes~

When I started my weight loss journey on September 14th my short term goal was to fit back into my pre-baby clothes. Simple. Realistic. Achievable. For months I have been upset because I quite literally only had 2 pairs of jeans that 'fit' me. By 'fit' I mean I was able to pour my post baby butt into them and get them zipped..mostly! The reason this was so upsetting for me is that my baby is 9 months old. With my first son I was back in my pre-baby clothes in 3 weeks and with my second it took 5 months. Baby number 3 apparently put a whoopin' on this mama!!

So a few weeks ago I started getting complements from people other than the hubs!! (BTW I have the best, most supportive husband on the planet!!) The complements felt good!! I felt that I was finally getting somewhere. I had read a motivational quote when I started working out that I REALLY took to heart...

The part that really stuck with me was "12 weeks for the rest of the world. Give it 12 weeks. Don't quit."
A few weeks back I attempted to try on a pair of my pre-baby size 8 jeans. I felt that I was making progress and MAYBE they would fit...well they didn't. Back in the closet they went.
This weekend as my husband and I were getting ready to take the kids to the mall I realized that both pair of jeans that fit were in the washer. While my husband was out getting the boys ready to go, I bravely decided to give it again. So I went in my closet and pulled out the stack (10+ pairs) of jeans that didn't fit me anymore and just grabbed one and put them on!! Yes I just said PUT THEM ON!! They pulled up easily and zipped like they were made for me. No sucking in. No laying down on the bed to get them zipped. The went on smoothly. At this point I was literally jumping up and down I was so excited. I went out into the living room to find my hubs but my middle son told me he was outside. So me in my crazy excitement ran outside in my jeans and....bra (oops)!! To show my husband!! Of course I got a hug and he told me good job and then said, "um you realize you don't have a shirt on right?" At that point modesty kicked in and I ran into the house with him cackling behind me...I.Love.That.Man!
~Short term goal #2 is to hit the 150s~
I'm almost there...last Wednesday weigh-in (11/7/2012) the scale read:
~Long term goal #1 is to achieve a weight of 145lbs~
This is realistic for me. I have not achieved it in a long time but I feel that with hard work and sticking with my plan I will make it happen.
~Long term goal #2 is to look good in clothes Naked~
Once I achieve this goal I know that I will have succeeded in my fitness journey.
It has not been an easy journey but I can honestly say that it has been worth it. ML Fit Camp has definitely been my support system throughout this process!! It is a group of the most amazing 7,000+ ladies!! Because of this group I found out about Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred (which I completed in October) and the couch to 5K application for my iPhone. I have since moved on to Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 and am on week 8 of the C25K program. I am also doing Weight Watchers online and it has been instrumental in my journey.
I have been asked to post my pre and post JM 30DS pictures but I have been so nervous about doing it. I am thankful that my hubs encouraged me to take the pictures because late night when I was making the collage with the B&As I was shocked to see the difference (so was he)...WOW!! Jillian Michaels can continue to kick my butt any day...Keep in mind that I am wearing the same exact swimsuit in the B&As...Here they are:
It feels so good to see that I am crossing goals off my list!! All I know is that life is busy and some days down right suck, but you have to remember that YOU are important and YOU need to be healthy to take care of your family!! No matter what curve ball life throws at you....Just.Keep.Going!


Toya said...

Whooo HOOOO!!!!! You go girl!!! I salute you! Keep up the good work! I am going to have to remeber that 12 week thing!!! Congrats


patricia said...

Your progress pics are amazing. Just saw them on MLFC and then came over here from the link on my blog! Inspiring, girl!

Pirate Mama ∞ said...

Thank you ladies!! =)

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