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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time to Get Serious

It's now time to get serious.

Let me make something clear: I am not doing this for swimsuit season.  I'm doing it for me.

I need a plan.  I need goals.  I need to map out what I'm going to do and start holding myself accountable in order to accomplish what I want to accomplish.

As I was eating lunch with my husband last week I suddenly, overwhelmingly felt full.
Not full of food...full of junk.  There comes a point where so much couch sitting makes you feel like a potato.  You know what I mean?

Here's what I don't need:
I don't need to start stepping on the scale every morning analyzing whether or not that ounce gained is just fluid or if I need to restrict calories.  I don't need to stand in front of the mirror after each shower pinching all the inches that weren't there 12 months ago.  I don't need to compare my post-partum body to others and I don't need to self-deprecate.

What I do need?
I need to make healthy choices, swapping out good for bad.  I need to allow myself some grace.  I need to eat a balanced diet with a lot more fruits and veggies than I'm getting right now.  I need to get outside.  I need winter to end!  I need Vitamin D.  I need short-term and long-term goals.  I need something to work toward.

I need to make an effort to take care of myself so that I can take care of my family.

I want...
To fit back into my favorite pair of jeans...even if they never fit the same way they did before
To run a 5k in April, a 10k by August, and a half marathon in 2014
To walk with CT every day the weather allows us to get outside
To eat REAL food and stop buying processed crap
To feel confident and beautiful

*Note* none of my goals are weight oriented - I want to feel good based on my insides not a number.

What about you?  What do you need?


  1. I feel the exact same way lately!!! I love your goals! I just want to fit back into my "skinny" clothes again! I want to get back outside when the weather is nice. I want to eat REAL food too!

    I need to do this for myself and my health!

  2. You can do it! That's how I felt before I started beachbody in October. Please let me know if you want any info on their programs! They have seriously changed my life. I'm not a sales person at all but I truly believe in shakeology and the at-home DVDs. The shakes give me energy, have ins of vitamins, help with weight loss and curb my sweet tooth. Just stick to your goals, cut processes foods and it will happen! Xoxo

  3. I have very similar needs as you also just having a baby (our boys are about a month apart!!) in January. I really need more fruits and veggies and less sweets! I have SUCH a sweet tooth but don't want to set that example for my son. I also would love to run a HM this year or by April 2015 the absolute latest. My husband works 12 hour shifts plus is in school and clinical so I might need to ask for some baby watching help to get in runs. Is it selfish? But I believe moms need to take care if themselves go properly care for family.


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