Shhh, I have a secret to tell you. It’s one that I’m not proud of and, quite frankly, one that I don’t understand very well. You see, I currently weigh more than I did when I gave birth to all 3 of my sons…5 pounds more to be exact. The problem is, I don’t look 9+ months pregnant, and I certainly don’t feel 9+ months pregnant. I also have never gone over a size 6 in my jeans/pants/skirts etc. Now, I know that muscle weighs more than fat and that I have gained more muscle than I had when I started on this journey of motherhood with my first pregnancy almost 13 years ago, but it’s not possible that I have gained 40 pounds of muscle!!
I have worked my butt off (I wish that I could say that actually happened!) since the birth of my last son 7 years ago to get back to my pre-pre-pre-pregnancy body. Realizing that I couldn’t get all the way back to that fit, tight-bodied 18 year old cheerleader body was a bit depressing, so I settled for at least getting to the absolute fittest that I could be. Unfortunately, life got in the way of my plans.
Here is another secret that I will share you, my measurements. GASP!! If I have them recorded, it will be that much more of an incentive for me to get back on track. So, with a gulp and a flush of my face, here they are: chest: 34 ½, bust: 40, waist: 35, hips: 39, thigh: 25, and upper arm: 11. YIKES, I DO NOT like those numbers!!!
I am planning on shrinking these on this journey that you all are taking with me. You see, the YMCA is located extremely close to where my boys swim. Once I drop them off for practice, I will head to my own workout for at least an hour and a half, six days a week. I am psyched about that!
Here are pictures of me getting started with my workout routine:
Amazingly enough, nutrition is a non-issue for me and my family. I am excited to be able to share recipes and tips with you regarding nutrition, so stay tuned for those and PLEASE feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
Photos courtesy of Photography and Design.