Sunday, January 2, 2011

Resolutions day 1

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!
Luvs!

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.
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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!)
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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.
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I hope this post helps keep me accountable as I work toward my goal. Thanks for having me Leah!

17 comments:

Hello My Pretties said...

She looks really good!!

Becky@Tea Party said...

I will definately have this on my list as well, since baby #2 is due in April. I finally had bounced back and looked better than before baby #1 when I got pregant with the next one. So, I'm not loving gaining all the weight again, but I have tons of time to get it all off like before. Good luck and keep us posted!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

She looks great already but it's always good to stay in the habit of working out when you have little ones to run after-you need the energy!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

You look gorgeous, healthy, and happy. Good luck with your goal, but honestly I think you look like perfection now!

Jennifer said...

Best of luck! you look amazing! Just keep up the healthy choices and you'll be good to go! =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Ashley said...

You look fabulous!!!! I have also been seriously considering a jogging stroller?! Good luck hun! Xoxoxo

modern jane said...

You look terrific Megan!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Megan, you are beautiful...inside and out! Your body will always be different after a baby, but you'll find a good place with yourself. I love the feeling of pride in knowing what my body was capable of doing for me...growing and delivering 2 beautiful babies!!!! The weight will come off, baby J is still so little. It took me 4 years to get back to my pre-sloan weight...but I have zero muscle! That's something I need to take charge of! :)

Kendra {House of Ficek} said...

I am so with girl. It isn't even about the weight, I'm to the pre-baby weight, it is the toning and getting things back to where they belong. You look great as you are, but I can understand. Good luck!

Decorchick! said...

Megan you are beautiful! And I gained 50 lbs too with Emma! Yikes!! And yes with the holidays thinking I can eat every sweet around, my pants are tighter. :( Cheers to muscle in 2011! But I guess that means I have to work out...

JC's Loft said...

You go girl! What an inspiration you are!!!!

Paula

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

You are one hot mama. So beautiful. Good for you for setting a goal, though. It's all about how you feel . . .I need to tone up as well. Started boxing again in hopes that it will help. Happy New Year.

Designwali said...

Better health a better you....this is definitely on my list too!

emily said...

You look fabulous, Megan! I can only hope to look as good as you after having a baby. But I totally understand about wanting to look even better. You will be in your skinny jeans in no time!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I think y'all are already helping- I've worked out the last 4 days in a row and will be starting weight training with a trainer one day a week starting tomorrow! I plan to give an update when James turns 1 (ouch!) in March:)

Miss K said...

you look fantastic now! good luck with your resolution! You can TOTALLY do it!

Carly {Honey and the Moon} said...

Megan, you look fantastic now! 40 lbs. down...way to go! x