So excited to share a new series that will last all this week while I am soaking up the Hawaiian sun. I was curious what other bloggers resolutions were this year so I hope this gives you the inspiration to stick to yours!
First up, Megan from Honey We're Home
When my girl- the ever stylish Leah- asked me to share my New Year’s resolution, I immediately knew what mine was. I’m not typically a resolutions kind of girl, but this year there is one thing that certainly needs to happen and you new mom’s probably know what it is: Lose.The.Baby.Weight!
Yeah, like many of you, I was in pretty great shape (if I do say so myself- ha!) pre-baby.
The above is a picture of me just before I got pregnant. At that time, I was consistently working out about 3-4 times a week, eating healthy, and enjoying an active lifestyle. I was proud to be in good shape, felt good in my clothes, and had a ton of energy.
I’ll spare you the gory details, but fast forward to the very END of my pregnancy, and after gaining 50 or so pounds, I looked like this! Yikes! (I can’t believe I’m posting this!)
After my son was born, I was so looking forward to losing weight so that I could feel like myself again. I was just so uncomfortable during my pregnancy!! I started working out (taking it very, very slowly) a month later and began really watching what I ate. Within six months, I had lost 40 pounds (Yay!), but by month 7 or 8, I kinda stalled with those last five pounds to lose. I was surprised to find out that what I read, “9 months up, 9 months down” is so true!
Then came the holidays and the toffee and I’ve hit the wall. So, although I only have less than 10 pounds to lose, I don’t have the near tone and definition I used to have. My goal for the new year is to start weight training again and add back in some muscle! I want a healthy body, to feel good about myself, and to fit into my pre-pregnancy skinny jeans. I just bought a running stroller and plan on jogging a few times a week with the babe.
I hope this post helps keep me accountable as I work toward my goal. Thanks for having me Leah!