Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Just a quick post friends!

I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. Turkey day turned into a little bit of turkey week for me. But the good news is that I have already worked out twice this week and three times last week. So, now I'm trying to reign back in my diet.

I also have exciting news. We will get an ultrasound done this Friday to see baby and find out whether it is a boy or girl.

I will share more when I can. Thank you for reading folks!


Sunshine Mama

Monday, November 21, 2011

Back On Track

Hello friends!

The weekend out-of-town bodybuilding visitors encouraged me!

Isn't it weird how when super in-shape people come to visit you, you wish you were at your prime too? But at this point of my life, I happened to have gained about 13 pounds and stopped working out for the past several weeks.

And even though I didn't want them to see me like this...I'm glad they came.

They were the boost I needed to start eating healthy again.

We all went to the gym together on Sunday. So, not only did I get in a work-out, but I got in a good few dozen great tips on proper form.

She also gave me a diet plan...which I incorporated today.

So, I ate clean today and already I feel so much better. I plan to make it to the gym tonight as well.

I'm realizing that sometimes we all need a little help in our life. And letting a person help you can perhaps improve you in ways you wouldn't have imagined.

Thank you for all your encouragement. It really means a lot to me. I'll let you know how everything goes.

Remember to not give up on yourself.


Sunshine Mama

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Confessions, Visitors and Encouragement

Hello there!

Ok, let's get the confession out first.

I didn't do any running last week. or working out. or anything.

So, anyway I've gained at least 10 pounds now.

And, then, to make matters worse,... we have this awesome body building couple coming to visit our family this weekend.

ok...I know you have all been complimentary of my determinism in the "working out" arena but we are talking about a gal who can squat 500 pounds and leg press 1,000 pounds. No, I'm not giving out her name because that might implicate my identity..."ha, like anyone cares"...

Her boyfriend is the funniest guy and he can leg press 2,000 pounds. And I repeat I am not making these numbers up. So, amidst being so excited about their visit...I'm also having these irrational, "but I'm not eating clean thoughts."

Isn't that the dumbest thing you have ever heard? I have an excuse even...I'm pregnant...which we're telling them this weekend. In fact, the only reason for my abrupt stop in working out was because of exhaustion ....induced by my pregnancy.

A very happy reason.

I was so exhausted that I would stumble into bed with all of my clothes on...even my shoes...sleep 10 or so hours. And then after only a few hours of being awake...I wanted to fall asleep again.

But fortunately that awefulness has passed. I'm much more awake and interested in the world around me. And now I'm trying to figure out a way to trick myself into exercising again...and eating better.

Hmm.... so that's my update.

I have great empathy for everyone who is trying to lose weight, exercise, stay in shape, eat clean...because I know it is so challenging. It is challenging to me.

But today I found encouragement in the most unexpected place.

Lately I have been fighting a chest cough. So, this morning my thoughtful husband brought me a Halls cough drop. On the outside of the individually wrapped drop were these words,

"Don't give up on yourself."

I wonder if they have any idea how much a word of encouragement can really help boost the spirit.

I read more words, "You've survived tougher."

"Don't wait a precious minute."

If you're reading this..."Thanks Halls!"

I liked the "Don't give up on yourself" best.

Remember, friends, you're doing better than you think.


Sunshine Mama

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Morning Glory Turns 1

Hello folks!

I haven't been to the library in a few weeks. So, I think I should update everyone. I'm 14 weeks along and I am feeling less tired. I haven't worked out in about four weeks. And yesterday I realized that I need to take small steps if I want to get into a work-out routine again. So, this week I'm making it a goal to try to run a few miles a day....and that's it.

I first need to see if I am able to run and not feel bothered by it. If it does bother me, I may switch to biking. In the past, I've never been able to run past 18 weeks because I had some discomfort in my uterus.

So far I've gained at least seven pounds. But quite honestly most of that is probably from some unhealthy food choices.

Also wanted to mention that Morning Glory turned one year old on Friday, Nov. 4th and he started walking five days before that. He is two to four months ahead on walking than all of the other kids. He is just the cutest thing and an absolute joy to everyone. I think I will try and get some picture to post of his eating birthday cake.

We are about six months away from the birth of this next baby. I still sometimes can't believe I'm pregnant and having another blessing so soon.

Talk soon!


Sunshine Mama