Monday, December 19, 2011

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

Taken after a family run! 

Saturday was the 17th day of December and you know what that means...You get to read about the journey I have been on since giving birth to Alivia on April 4th this year. 

August 8th 2010 I found out that I was pregnant. Shortly after that my running ended, the amount of french fries I consumed increased, hiding candy corn in the car occurred, and water weight came rushing onto my body like I was planning on moving to the desert for the rest of my life.
 Over the course of my pregnancy I gained over 60lbs. After giving birth to my beautiful baby girl I have been a women on a mission: Mission-Get-My-Body-Back. This month I wanted to start off a little different and give you the numbers up front.. and believe me...


The day I went into labor, April 3rd: 201lbs
The first day of Mission-Get-My-Body-Back, May 17th (Day ONE): 169lbs
June 17th: 160lbs
July 17th: 155lbs
August 17th: 146lbs
September 17th: 143lbs
October 17th: 140lbs
November 17th: 137lbs
December 17th: 134lbs!!!!!
I am not good at math people, but if you add that up, I have lost 67lbs in just-eight-months. Sixty-Seven-Pounds in 8 months. Who does that?
 This girl.

My goal was too get back to my pre-baby weight, and this past week it finally happened! 9 months to put it all on, 8 months to take it all off! I'm okay with that.

Now, the hard work begins. The next goal on the list is to run a marathon, the full 26.2 miles before Alivia turns the-big-one-year-old. We are less than 4 months away. It is hard to believe how far I could come in one year.

Set goals, work hard, dream big, and push through and you can accomplish anything.

Anything. It doesn't matter if you are 150lbs over weight, wanting to make a life-style change to get healthy for your family, to have a baby, to be able to play with your kids: you can do it. If you are trying to get-your-body-back or just get rid of those silly little 10lbs that won't come off: you can do it.

It won't be easy, some days it won't be fun, but it will be worth it.
Don't wait for the new year, don't wait for next Monday, don't wait for someone to go to the gym with you.
Make a decision to change your life today.


  1. Wooohoo! I'm loving your confidence girl! You are amazing!

  2. I will so be getting my body back in April :) I have gained way more weigh this time around...what a difference it makes in pregnancy.

  3. I am so very proud of you! I knew all along you could do it but its so exciting once you reach your goal! I believe in you!

  4. Sigh....still stuck here in fat-ville...I wish I could lose like you. Love that you made your goal. You deserve the best!