Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Three Month Update: Mission-Get-My-Body-Back

Well, can you believe it? Here we are again on the 17th of the month. Today marks the finish of month 3 on my weight loss journey. 3 months ago today I laced up my running shoes, changed my eating habits, and became a mom on a mission: Mission-get-my- body-back. You can read all about my journey here.

This month has been full of recovery. Last month our mileage was up. Running 20 plus miles a week, doing P90X workouts in between, and pushing myself to my limits. This month was totally opposite.

This month I have taken several days off. After our 8 mile run last month I have had some hip problems. My right hip just doesn’t enjoy moving very much lately and I am feeling it even on my short runs. I have rested, recovered, and Monday morning it begins again. I have a lot of work to do.

Here a few highlights from this month:
one. I ran my first 5k under 30 minutes!
two. I did a 3 day Shakeology cleanse. I lost 3lbs in 3 days. Read about it here.
three. I have shimmied my way back into my pre-Alivia jeans, and it is an amazing feeling (muffin top and all).
four. I have started doing 40 push ups a day. The first day I did them 5 at a time. One day soon I know I will push through and 40-in-a-row maybe even more.

On April 3rd I was in labor when I stepped on the scale weighing in at 201lbs. Wowzers. Well, I can officially say I have lost over 50lbs from that night. The night before I had my princess. Six weeks after Alivia was born my journey began on May 17th.

On May 17th I stepped on the scale weighing in at 169lbs.
On June 17th I stepped on the scale 9lbs lighter at 160lbs.
On July 17th I stepped on the scale 5lbs lighter at 155lbs.

And today (August 17th) I am proud to say that this morning the scale made me happy. The scale says 146 and that means I am out of the 150’s and one step closer to having my body back. I would like to add that I am still breastfeeding Liv. That means an extra 300-500 calories that I consume a day go to her. That is the reason why I can eat more and move less and still see results. (Don’t get me wrong, I still have been working my hiney off the past 3 months.)

That’s 23lbs down, that I won’t see again until I have another little peanut growing inside me. 12lbs left until I get-my-body-back.

Push through today. Stay dedicated today. Don’t give up today. Your body will change. If I can do it, anyone can. It doesn’t matter how fast, far, or hard you go. The most important thing is: that you are going. Accomplishing what you dream of. Take your life into your own hands.
 Keep it up today.


  1. This is an amazing account of your mission to get your body back. It's inspiring to see your transformation day to day over this past year. Keep it up--you're looking SUPER!

  2. sooo sooo great Megan! I will definitely be coming back to read these from time to time, especially when Baby B comes into the world... in a few years!