Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Body After Baby Week 3

Well it is week 3 for Body After Baby.. Thanks to Samantha at Mama Notes for Bringing Body After Baby to us.. Want to know more stop by her blog to get the details...

This weeks Question
Why do you want to loose weight and or get healthier? What is your Motivation?
Basically my motivation is I want to be able to run and play with my boys.. I do not want to be the mom sitting on the side lines.. Since beginning this healthy lifestyle, I find myself with more energy and I am wanting to do more with the boys, We are going Skiing this Friday, Skating on Sunday, Swimming at the pool.... That is my motivation..

This weight loss business can be confusing to a first timer.. Do you cut calories, count them, total them up... Do you only focus on portion control and eating healthier foods.. I feel like I am at a crossroads trying to figure out my plan of attack against my Muffin top and Love Handles.. not to mention my ASS.. I want to loose weight the Healthy way.. I just don't want to commit to this regiment for the next 5 weeks.. I am making a lifestyle change. I have been watching all calories taken in and trying to stay with in a "safety zone" and you know what it is working.. but is it the right way !! I went to an information meeting for the Body for life at my gym...only to find out that there were not enough people participating so the BFL was cancelled at that location.. but on the positive side the owner of the Gym suggested that we spend some time together to get a fitness plan/ schedule to fit my goals for weight loss.. He also gave me some tips on Nutrition.. and stressed that I should be eating 6 times a day to keep my blood sugar levels stable.. That makes sense, Breakfast, snack, Lunch, snack, Supper, snack.... So I have a plan of attack... Watch out muffin top ...I am coming for you!!!!

I feel like this week went great.. I am staying positive about weight loss, I have exercised every day this week except Sunday.. Most evenings I am in the gym, but on the off night, like Monday night where getting to the gym was physically impossible. I spent 30 min on the wii fit.. I am determined to get this weight off and get fit. Now having a plan for my work out I am super excited to get back to the gym with my plan... This morning my Weight is 193lbs.. That's 4 lbs this week.. which is over and above my expectations!!! I feel confident that the weight is coming off in a healthy way.. So total weight loss during BAB is 9lbs.. My weight loss Journey began on December 19th and since then I have lost 18lbs...

Confessions.. I have been 100% been able to stay away from Pepsi, My confession is.. on Monday I picked up Pizza for the kids for supper and I bought them some Root Beer to drink... when we got home the kids ate their pizza, had their pop, and when I was cleaning up after supper I went to put things in the fridge the pop that was left in the bottle.. well I had a laps of judgement and poured a glass of this root beer.. I took a drink... came to my senses and dumped out the glass.. put the pop in the fridge.. left the kitchen, then immediately turned around and took the pop out of the fridge and dumped it out!!! Good Riddance...

Also there were about two days where I did not write down what I was eating... Big mistake.... it is easy to get into the routine but once you stop it is hard to continue to do it.. I have to write down everything, I eat and drink.... I need to be held accountable..

This weeks plan...

30 min Aerobics/Cardio

Upper Body Weight Training

30 min Aerobics/Cardio

Lower Body Weight Training

Free Day... But will probably be taking the boys skating so Physical Activity

Upper Body Weight Training

30 min Aerobics/Cardio
(Water Aerobics)

Lower Body Weight Training

For my meals this week I am going to have 1 protein(Chicken, fish, ect) and 1 Carbohydrate(Baked potato, brown rice, whole wheat bread, ect) and a serving of veggies to at least two of my meals... I am also going to drink 10 glasses of water each day..

New Year, New Rear!!


  1. Wow it sounds like you have a really great program set in place! It is so hard to find what works for you diet wise and you might find you have to change your plan half way through if you it a platue. I hit a platue when counting calories and ended up switching to the South Beach Diet, a good carb/good fat diet and it's been great my weight loss is started up again and I'm making progress. Keep up the good work 4lbs is a great loss!

  2. I love your 'New Year, New Rear' motto! :) They say it takes 3 weeks to create a new habit, and I'm starting to feel that. I haven't been able to completely kick my Diet Coke addiction yet, but I'm making progress. I have been able to kick my chocolate addiction, though. My kids/hubby were eating brownies the other night and I had enough points (I am doing WW right now), but I took one bite and somehow it just wasn't that satisfying anymore. I have heard the saying "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" and I'm starting to feel it!

  3. Love the "New Year, New Rear" too!
    Eating the right portions and working out is key for me. And I think that in the long term, that is how you can make the changes stick :-)

  4. New Year New Rear is awesome :) Keep it up!

  5. WOW! Good job mama!!! You have great ideas and I might steal a few ;)


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