2 years ago, 2010, I was about 2 1/2 months pregnant with Baby Girls #3. It was a HUGE surprise! I had lost 38lbs from 2nd Baby (reaching 154 in April 2010) and wanted to lose the last 10lbs.I tried to maintain my "fitness routine" I was pretty determined but ridiculously exhausted. I was at it until month 5, then I had to slow down to almost nothing, just the daily walking, running after 2 active kiddos.
[July 12 2010]
I struggled at first; I was just getting used to the slimmer body, loving it!! After daughter #1, I was overweight, we moved to our Duty Station in the California Desert (April 2008) and I was ready to try for Baby #2. I had been in the 170-180s and reached over 200 lbs at the end of pregnancy #1 & 2. So, I signed up for Stroller Strides, met a few other Mama's and started the weight loss journey, lost 15lbs and then was pregnant thereafter. After we welcomed our daughter, I was DETERMINED to lose the baby weight, taking my body back and starting a fitness routine.
[A year ago after a RUN; June 26, 2011]
A year ago, I was home for the summer in the Humid Heat of Texas. I started RUNNING, almost daily, I'd run late at night, after my girls were asleep. I didn't have access to gym, only when I was at my mom's (and it wasn't all the much), so I started my own home routines, to get me moving. I was successful, breastfed, changed my eating habits (slightly) and like I mentioned earlier, lost 38lbs by the time she was 8 months. I did the SAME thing after baby #3 and lost all my baby weight, 32 lbs, surpassing pre-baby weight, to my LOWEST at 147lbs (mid-February 2012)!!! BIG DEAL in my fitness journey!!
[August 6 2011]
Unfortunately, I started birth control shortly after husband returned from deployment (April 2012) and gained about 10lbs, also let go of healthy eating habits and had minimum workouts. BOoo!!
I'm back at it, shedding those LBS off, afterall I have approximately 8 months to have fun with it. I'm taking other Mama's along the journey, leading them in "bootcamp" classes and joined a local running group......stay tuned for the update!!
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