Friday, February 28, 2014

A little more about me

The new job has been awesome, and tough all at once. I'm trying not to get stressed about the little things and I think I'm doing pretty good! My schedule has been all over the place though, I come in around 830 and some days I'm out by 2pm and some not until 530 or 6pm. Which isn't a huge deal, but it means I miss my classes at the gym!

Speaking of the gym, most of you don't know but last July I started a weight loss program through our local fitness magazine and it was AMAZING!! I had let myself balloon up to over 200lbs and was not comfortable AT ALL.. Dr said (of course, don't they all) that I'd have better chances at getting knocked up on my own if I could drop a few (like 50) pounds. Well I'm not there yet. I'm down 30lbs but the inches I've lost blow me away. And the muscle I've gained is pretty awesome too! Here's a little comparison pic from back in September when we finished.

Seriously, I think that's pretty awesome! After the super intense 12 week program, I had a Hawaiian vacation for a wedding, my 29th birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, cold snowy crappy weather and was STILL within 3 lbs of my final weight.

I had looked at the as a fail. I mean here it was 4 months later and I hadn't managed to lose any more weight. Then my trainer started at me and said, "You are looking at this the wrong way, you have managed to MAINTAIN your weight, without rigid structure, without super hardcore workouts and strict meal planning. That isn't a FAIL, that is a WIN" (and then he made me do push-ups... I hate that guy)

A bunch of my fitfam are signing up to do a 5k obstacle course this fall. I'm going to sign up too. I've already missed the deadline for a couple because I was worried about being pregnant at the time. Then I decided I was looking at it all wrong.

I'm going to make plans with or without this baby, and if those plans need changed, so be it! 

I'm not going to put my life on hold and then regret it later


  1. Good for you! I'm proud of your weight loss and you determination! I am working on dropping off the weight I've put on in the last 4 years! I'm not putting my life on hold anymore for the possibility of being pregnant every month! It's time that I live for myself! :)

  2. Thanks!! It's hard work that's for sure.