Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hi? Howdy? Waaaaaazzzzzuuuuuuup? Yo? Hey? How's it going?

I'm not really sure how to start this post. Hi? Howdy? Waaaaaazzzzzuuuuuuup? Yo? Hey? How's it going? I've been MIA for so long I feel awkward and disconnected for sure. How about we just skip to the meat and potatoes of it all. Good? Good.

If you'll remember I had a baby 7 months ago. It was a csection delivery plus a tubal. This lady don't want no mo babays! Well, it was a bit rougher on the 'ol bod than I thought. I tried to get back into the game when released for exercise but my body just wasn't having it. It didn't want to lose weight, didn't want to get stronger, and just felt like big ol crappola. I got a little down on myself thinking it was my fault. Hey, I was in a haze of sleep deprivation and new baby love. It was hard for me to remember that I just grew a baby in my body, had him cut out, had my insides rearranged, and my tubes closed for business.

I stopped all forms of exercise and resumed pregnancy eating. I'm not going to say it wasn't fun because it was. Oreos, ice cream, burgers, pizza, etc. All of that isn't horrible in moderation but I was not practicing moderation whatsoever. My friend Nicole put out another Healthy Image Challenge at the beginning of the month. I decided to take this opportunity to refocus on my goals and desires for myself and my family.

I decided that I most definitely want to lose some weight again. However, I want to love and appreciate my body at every stage it's in. It's that body that has the drive, energy, and capabilities that is required to change into a smaller weight/size. That body is just as amazing as a smaller one. I also decided that I want to do this to set a good example for my family. Not just my kids but also my husband. We feed off of each other. The good and the bad. But we also support, encourage, motivate, teach, help, love, and grow with each other. So, I signed up for the challenge and got back to business.

I started an Instagram account to document my process further and make it even more fun. I'm not the best at blogging, I would like to get better, so I think this is a great way to follow along with what i'm doing each day. It's pretty fun seeing my food, exercise, family, and progress in picture form. If you don't do this already I highly suggest it. It's a ton of fun. I also started tracking my progress on MyFitnessPal again. I can't tell you just how wonderful of a tool this is. It keeps me focused and accountable. I never realize just how much I am eating until I start tracking again. I also started back up with TurboFire six days a week. I will admit. The first time I did it again I thought I was going to simultaneously throw up and pass out. I was a hot mess. But it kept getting easier and now I just feel a good kind of worn out. It's amazing just how fast the body adapts.

So, that's what has been going on in my neck of the woods. I'm still a strong chickadee. That is so much more than physical strength. I'm enjoying my new family and putting old habits into practice with my new family. I hope all of you guys are well and staying healthy. Mentally and physically.


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