Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I wanna be a hot ass again. So I joined a gym.

I feel like the title pretty much sums it up. 

Right before I got pregnant, I realized that I had gained a few pounds since the hubs had gotten home from deployment. Essentially, I got fat and happy. I wasn't "fat" by any means, but I had some fluff that I wasn't happy with. So I joined a gym, and for a whole 2 months I exercised regularly. Then we got orders and I got knocked up. 

When we got down here to Ft. Benning, my doctor said he didn't want me exercising too much since I didn't have a solid routine prior to getting pregnant. Then all my complications happened, and he told me I could walk the dog, and walk to the car and that was the extent of any physical activity I was permitted to do. I was more than happy to sit on my butt my entire pregnancy. B/c of said complications, and the amount of water I was being forced to drink daily (4 liters. Every. Single. Day.) I gained 60 pounds. I was 194 pounds the day Charlotte was born. I was 164lbs two days later when I left the hospital. I had lost that much water weight just by giving birth! It was nuts! Skip ahead 10 months and I'm not happy with where I am size or weight wise. Weight wise, I'm exactly where I am before I got pregnant. But my body is different.

 I have a muffin top that I've never had before. My arms are no longer toned, but flabby and wing like. My butt, my pride and joy, is no longer perky. My legs are ok-ish, but not my fave. So I told my husband that I wanted to join a gym for my birthday, and if we could afford it, I wanted a personal trainer. The hubs must love me, b/c he delivered!

I LOVE my trainers Lynette and Teri. Lynette is the boss of all the trainers, and she is one of the nicest, most optimistic, and friendliest people I have ever met. Teri is a doll, who has 4 grown up children and knows exactly what I mean when I say I want a healthy mom body. I've been going 5 days a week for 3 weeks now, and I a;ready see a change! My jeans fit better, my arms and core are stronger, I sleep better, and I feel better about myself overall. Teri and Lynette think I'm going to respond quickly, and I agree. I'm fortunate enough to still be breastfeeding which helps with the extra calorie burn, and I'm motivated.They think they can have me at 125 pounds, with a nicely toned body in 6 months. I'm so down with that time-table!

I'm going to do my best to update my progress every other week. I think by sharing with all of y'all, I will keep motivated. And hopefully I can inspire someone else to get healthy :)

 A few things about these pictures:
1. No nasty, mean things. I'm tough, but still.
2. My husband is a terrible picture taker.
3. Ignore my stupid faces I'm making. See above #2.
4. No judgies :)

See what I Mean? Terrible.

Hubs made me :)

See?! Perky booty gone!

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  1. You go, girl!!!
    Such a great post, I can feel your excitement and I'm excited for you! You can do anything you set out to do!
    I'm an army wife too. Are you living on base? I really need to read through more of your posts but I'm short on time tonight.
    Anyway, just wanted to say hi and let you know I'm cheering you on!

    1. Thanks girl! I really appreciate your support! I love "meeting" other Army wives! No, we aren't living on post. Drama. Don't even get me started on the housing here... haha