This “blog” has been languishing for 18 months - I know this because I paid for the year subscription while I was laboring with my 3rd daughter! I have struggled with what I want this space to be. I have decided I want this space for me. I have a few goals that I need to go after unapologetically and want to use this space to document, vent and succeed! FINALLY!
It has been a wild 2.5 years from having our third to finding out we were moving and buying our first home. Then we actually moved I left my job and found one (thankfully) all the while getting a house furnished and the girls settled. We had a family wedding at the end of September that we played a big part in and I feel like finally, I am coming up for air. We will be in this house a year at the end of December and really getting in a life groove.
What are these goals?
I would like to be back in a size 8-10 in clothes - ideally I would like to lose 25 pounds, but more importantly, I want to build muscle and get fit. I will let the weight come off as it does but really focusing on fitness and healthy eating - no binging - eating whole foods - and controlling portions are all areas I want to focus on. For now, I am going to be tracking what I eat and following the WW freestyle plan.
As far as fitness this spring/summer I found success following a split-type weight lifting program. I did 2 days of Total Body, Upper Body, Lower Body, a day of Body Pump. I want to incorporate Barre and Yoga again so I may modify this so I can do that - more to come.
One last goal is that I need to work on/heal my diastasis recti - It is bad… and I own the MUTU system and really need to put forth the effort.
In the end, what all of these goals come down to is consistency- consistently show up for myself and making good choices. I carry a major mental load when it comes to my family and being a mom, but I need to do this for me and know that in the end the happier I am with the effort and results I am putting in and seeing will make me a happier mom and partner- I have the best husband and kids (if I do say so myself!) and they deserve the best version of me I can be. Consistently.