Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Body After Baby

Today I'm linking up with my homegirl Sally over at Exploits of a Military Mama and her new linky Body After Baby Mondays.

I'm getting fat.  Ok, so not really fat, but I'm definitely heading in that direction.  I recently lost 15lbs and I find the number on the scale creeping up slowly and I'd say in the past 3 weeks I've gained close to 4 lbs back.  Why is it that it takes months to lose and merely moments to gain?

But this is always the story with me.  I stick with it, stick with it, stick with it, completely lose my shit and gain it all back.  That's how the story goes.  Not this time.  I really, really want to keep up this healthy lifestyle that I've created for myself and I wouldn't mind not wanting to take a Valium whenever I put on my bathing suit.

So let's start by thinking about what I like about my body:  I have lean, strong legs.  My forearms are very thin.  I like my clavicle.

What I want to work on:  My stomach is like a big ball of dough.  Muffin top anyone?  Toned up arms would also be nice.

Now, I've gotten better with the exercising.  I aim for 3 days a week and I actually made 4 this week, so I'm proud of that.

My goal for this week is to actually stick to the foods I log in my fitness pal, even if it means forgoing a glass of wine or beer and to start incorporating abs into my work outs.  Apparently, complaining that your stomach is a dough ball doesn't help it get skinnier and I never do abs.

Check out my progress next week and don't forget to link up!
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Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

I love your positive attitude about some of your body parts, and I absolutely feel you on the constant battle of sticking with it. It's a lifestyle change, which is something I have a hard time embracing. Good luck! Here's hoping this week makes a difference for both of us!

mtendere said...

Good luck. I really need to get back on track myself. I lost 50 pounds, but have been slowly gaining and having a hard time getting motivated again.

Audrey said...

I wish I could point to some part of me I love, that would probably be a sign of a well adjusted sense of self esteem. Good luck getting back on track! Have you heard of the 100 Pushups thing? I think I'm going to try it to help firm up my upper arms. I have zero upper body strength.

Jo said...

Ugh I hear you! It's true what they say a moment on the lips.... wish it wasn't so! I really need to start doing something myself but there always seem to be more enjoyable things to do or eat.

Good luck!

WhisperingWriter said...

Good luck.

I have the same issue with my stomach. And I'll be at the beach next week. Eek!

bonnie-bonnbonnboutiqe.blogspot.com said...

I love myfitnesspal. The app helped me lose a bunch of weight after my second baby.

Lacey said...

Lots of luck! I have no baby for an excuse. I have a husband and a love of food as my problem.

Lacey said...

Lots of luck! I have no baby for an excuse. I have a husband and a love of food as my problem.

Tammy said...

Great job with getting the workouts in! You are so on track, just keep it up!!

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