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Monday, March 25, 2013

OK Sparkpeople - I'm back!

Life has completely changed since my last update. COMPLETELY. I am now a mother to a sweet, happy, funny, and adorable baby boy. I am still working so to say that life is busy would be a ridiculous understatement. Here is a quick rundown of my life recently:

*Baby was born in late October! I'd gained about 35 pounds, I think. I wasn't stressing about the weight.
*The birth was a great experience, no trauma, so I was up and walking that day and started walking up and down the street at 3 days postpartum. I desperately wanted to move again!
*I lost all the baby weight in about 2 weeks without trying. (Don't hate me!) I give credit to nursing. I think it really helped take the pounds off, and it required me to eat good food and stay hydrated.
*I started working out a bit in November and December and ran two 5K's on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. They were my worst times ever, but I was just in it to have fun!
*Since then, I haven't worked out until this weekend. I go for walks with the baby, but he won't tolerate more than 15-20 minutes, and I can't really go fast. It's something, but it's not quite what I want.
*In the past two months, I've put on a few more pounds and even though my pre-pregnancy clothes fit, they don't fit WELL. I need to do some work.

With all this in mind, here are some goals for the near future.

1) Work out twice a week. Walks with the baby don't count - real workouts. Right now what sounds good is zumba, treadmill if it's cold, or walking/jogging outside if the weather is nice and the sun is up.
2) Stop. Eating. Junk. The pounds just melting off at the beginning really spoiled me, and I've given in to my sweet tooth. I need to work on removing the junky food and incorporating more fruits and veggies.

These things are pretty basic, of course, but that's where I need to start. This weekend I worked out twice which was a really great feeling. I think that most weeks I can find time on the weekend to workout once, and find one evening during the week to go to the gym after Baby goes to bed.

My longer term goal is to get back into running full time and do two Half Marathons at the end of the year. I am so looking forward to accomplishing that goal!!!
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