On August 12th, 2013 I finally decided to get serious about losing baby weight. I'd tried earlier in the year, but because I was still nursing Goob, I had zero success.
Here are my stats from my first weigh in and body measurements:
R. Arm: 13.5"
L. Arm: 13"
R. Thigh: 23"
L. Thigh: 22.5"
R. Calf: 13"
L. Calf: 13"
Waist : 31"
R. Arm: 11.5"
L. Arm: 11.5"
R. Thigh: 20"
L. Thigh: 20.5"
R. Calf: 12.5"
L. Calf: 12.5"
In 15 weeks I've lost 20 lbs. My goal was to lose 2lbs a week, and most weeks I did. The weeks that I didn't lose wasn't because I didn't try. I never worked out less than 5 days a week (sometimes 6 days a week, and even 2x per day) I did really well with portion control, and not eating as much sweets. It seems like I'm trying to excuse my occasional failure, but in all honesty, I did everything I said I would. Let's just say being a woman is obnoxious! No matter how hard you try, sometimes you just can't fight mother nature!
I must thank so many people for keeping me motivated...
My sweet husband who knew it was important to me and therefore made it important to him. My mom, who complimented and encouraged me all along the way, and even watched my boys so I could work out. My awesome friends, who inspired me to get going again, after seeing their weight loss journeys. And so many more! I love you all, and couldn't have done it without you...THANK YOU!
I'm feeling great about where I am at (124lbs being my realistic goal) I will still continue to work hard to see if I can make it to my target weight of 120 lbs. It may never be possible...my mom pooch loves me too much, but I will try.
What I need from all you lovely people is your best tips on those problem areas. No matter how much weight I lose, I always have love handles and a baby gut.
What tried and true exercises really work?
I really like Jillian Michael's 6 week 6 pack, but it's pretty tough. I don't think I can do that AND run every day. I fear that if I don't keep running, I will quit all together.
So what say you smart, intelligent, people? What's a girl to do?!?!?