Sunday, August 17, 2014

If You Aren't Scared, Dream Bigger

Remember a few weeks back when I posted about a goal outfit I purchased? You know, the romper, that I swore I was going to fit into post baby, by this coming April, eight months away?

I also purchased a dress (the one hanging on the wall, to the left), with the same goal in mind. 

Yesterday marked the eighth day of our baby girls life on earth, which equates to eight days after giving birth, for those of you not making that connection. 😉 as I got ready to go to a friends house for a small gathering, I decided to try on my goal outfits for the first time since the day I purchased them. 

Now, let me be clear and honest. I have not been able to workout since the baby has been born and I won't be able to for about five more weeks. I've been up, moving and grooving and probably doing more walking than I should be, but km a busy body by nature and can't help it. 

As far as my nutrition goes. We all know that diet is 80% of weightloss and I have been losing this battle! (I said I would be honest!!) my family was in town, I haven't had to do any of the cooking and lots and lots of carbs and sweet treats have been brought into the house and into my belly! What I am proud of however, is that I still have not succumb to the simplicity of the drive-thru, so that's a win!

So, I've definitely made moves in the right direction, but have not been as diligent as I had planned. First step is recognizing it, right? 

Anyway, knowing all of this, I didn't expect to see much of a change when I tried on either of these outfits. BUT, months of making healthy choices, clean(er) eating and working out has obviously paid off... Because after just eight days, here is the comparison of 38 weeks pregnant to one week post pregnancy (below).

When I saw the results, I realized I had to take some advice I give my own coaches. "If your dreams and goals aren't scary, they aren't big enough!"

Obviously, the goal of fitting into these and feeling comfortable in right months is realistic, completely possible and not at all scary. So... today, I went online and bought a brand new bikini in a size medium (eeeek!) that I intend to wear in Cancun, this April. 

Now THAT is a scary goal, two kids and two c-sections later. BUT, something I'm SO ready to work towards. 

First step towards getting there? Nutrition! Since it's Sunday, it's time to plan our meals for the week, shop and prep as necessary

Let's Do This!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Post Baby - Goal #1

I'm 38 weeks 5 days pregnant today and this baby could come at any second. The closer we get to our due date, the more I start to really think about my post baby GOALS. I'm getting excited! I worked SO hard for the last couple of years, to get my weight down, burn the fat and fain the muscle. Even though I had a ton of success, I was no where near my final goals. 

Don't get me wrong, I was never disappointed with how far I had come, but I knew that I had hard work in front of me, to get where I wanted to go. With that being said, I also knew that we wanted another baby. So... the thought of working THAT hard, and then getting pregnant was a bit torturous for me and I probably... no, I definitely didn't push myself as hard as I could have. 

Anyway... with baby (now two year old toddler) number ONE being a boy and baby number TWO being a girl, I'm feeling complete. Like I can finally start working on ME again. Being the healthy, fit role model for my kiddos that I want to be, without having to feel like I'm sacrificing my body for another pregnancy (don't get all crazy judge-y on me for saying that... it's my own feelings - we are all allowed to have them about our own bodies).

Today, while at the store, doing my favorite past time of CLEARANCE rack browsing, I found this adorable shorts, jump suit. A jump suit is something I've always admired, but never even considered wearing. I mean... HELLO, do I really need to explain?

Anyway, today I found one that I loved ( even more so, because it was 50% off) and in a size large, decided to see how far away I was from even being able to fit into it... I squeezed my baby bump in and realized, I CAN pull this off, with a little work of course.

I'm not going to lie... I look like a squeezed sausage in this thing today. BUT, my GOAL is to look like a hot mama, in 8 months, in April, 2015 when I'm on my FREE,  All-Inclusive, 5 Star Resort vacation in Cancun with my husband and NO KIDS!!!

The only way I plan on NOT wearing this little outfit, is because it's too big and falling off of me. Got it?? I'm declaring it here and I'm asking you all to keep me accountable!!

Ready? Set... Let's have a baby first! :)