Thursday, January 28, 2010

Body After Baby Week #4

It is true that getting in shape and staying there is a combination of many things. You have to want it, you have to have the desire to follow through until your new lifestyle becomes habit. You have to appreciate what you have accomplished and not return to your old ways. You have to make activity and nutrition part of your lifestyle, and you have to do it in a way where you look forward to it. It may not happen the first few weeks, but stick with it and it will fall into place.

I am a day late posting.. My Wednesday was more like a Monday Hectic, but I got a late work out done at the Gym. I find that if i miss a work out and I do try to get to the gym 6 days a week, that my body is craving for the challenge. I love it!!! I feel that by breaking old habits and making new ones that I am making a permanent change in my lifestyle. We were out and about the other day and a lunch I stopped at subway with the kids, I ordered a turkey on Whole Wheat, topped with yummy veggies, for the sauce I asked for light on the light mayo...big mistake, I could not eat the sub, I knew I should not have chose the mayo.. I am really strict with myself, I have this no fail attitude...I am going to loose this unwanted weight once and for all... I am staying positive and I know I can do it.

This Wednesday my weight was 189lbs....that's a 4lb loss. I have really busted my butt in the gym this week. I do a combination of weight training and cardio.. every other day I alternate between upper body weight training, and lower body weight training, along with cardio, then the other day I do only Cardio, and try to get in another physical activity...playing wii fit with the kids, Skiing, sledding, water aerobics, swimming, walking.. I am tyring to incorporate a new lifestyle. I want to be active with the kids... not just sitting on the side lines... The kids are really benefiting from this as well, they are active kids and love that I am up for Playing with them.. Seamus who is in grade two, wrote a sentence in school for spelling the word to use was "Mom". The sentence he choose to write was " My mom goes to the gym." They see the change not in weight but in energy level..

My goal for this week is to continue the work out schedule from the previous week. In weight training I am working on a pyramid system where we go from a lighter weight with 12 reps, adding weight as I go from 10, 8, 6 reps then drop the weights down to do a final 12 rep... My gym is offering a Biggest Looser Challenge in February.. I am going to sign up this week.. I like being accountable for my weight loss..

I want to add a few more varieties of foods to my diet. As I become more comfortable with what I am supposed to be eating, I want to add more food choices to keep it interesting.

Healthy Snacks... My eating schedule : 3 meals and 3 snacks..

My favorite snacks are
  • Yogurt
  • Almonds ( This post work out snack)
  • Apples ( tons of variety of apples)
  • Banana's
  • Dry Cereal (Kashi GO Lean, Special K Almond)
  • Tangerines

I will be adding some other snaking options and foods from the other Body After Baby Participants.. I especially want to try the baked pita bread with Salsa, and Banana Cream Pie Yogurt.. If you want to learn more about the Body After Baby Challenge, head on over to Mama Notes and Samantha will fill you in.. There is still time to participate and help get you motivated to start your weight loss Journey!!!

New Year, New Rear!!


  1. Congratulations on 4 pounds lost. I will remind you of what I just said to my cousin who just had a baby. You did not get that way over need to remember this....4 pounds is AWESOME.

  2. Thanks this will be a total of 21 pounds lost in 6 weeks.. I am contributing this success to a positive attitude and determination!!!

  3. Great job on the weight loss! And doing all that weight lifting you will be toned in no time!
    Have a great week!


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