Its in the Clothes

August 23, 2011

Today is a big day... I have decided it is time to get in shape and lose my toddler weight! I can't even call it pregnancy weight anymore considering Jamie is on his way to becoming 2.

Here I am on Day 1 of taking back my body

Weight has always been an issue for me since high school. I turned 18 and then BAM 20 pounds seemed to have magically appeared on me over the summer. And so began my struggle with weight.
I have tried quite a few weight loss trends. I have been most successful in reaching my weight loss goals by following Jenny Craig.  I even became a consultant. I loved supporting people with their weight loss goals. I knew exactly where they were coming from and what their struggles were (most of the time) but the thing with me was once I stopped eating the Jenny Craig food and tried to follow the plan on my own, I would always end up back where I started. I love food, any excuse to eat something delicious and I am there!

3 days after finding out I was pregnant

Can you imagine my fear when I found out I was pregnant.  I put a plan in action thinking I could control how much weight I gained during pregnancy. My goal was to gain between 20 and 30 pounds well lets just double that number and maybe add 5 more pounds! UGGHH I hope someone out there can relate! Otherwise I am doomed.

I lost 30 pounds in the first month after giving birth! I felt great, like losing the rest of the weight  was going to be a breeze. I mean come on, everyone says "Breast Feeding is the best weight loss plan"
I was thinking this is going to be so easy, I am going to hit my pre-pregnancy weight in no time, I may even dare, do I dream to say it,  hit my WEDDING DAY weight before my son turns one! SWEET... except in my case.
MY BREAST FEEDING = GAIN 10 POUNDS.....

 and have absolutely nothing in your closet to wear but pregnancy clothes! Double UGGHH!!

So lets tally up the numbers (and I know it should not be a 'number thing' but a 'how you feel thing') I need to lose a glorious 40 pounds

So today August 23rd 2011 is the day I take back my body,  I will reach my goal, I will be wearing my  birthday outfit next year. The same Birthday Outfit I have tried to squeeze into with no luck for the last 3 years, I will enjoy looking at pictures of myself again (yes I was a little vain once upon a time but seriously I was photogenic).

The first item on my weight loss agenda is to run the entire CIBC 5km run for the Cure. I believe in this cause and I feel 5km is a great goal to set and achieve in 5ish weeks. I will make sure to keep you all updated on my journey to reaching my goal . Words of encouragement and advice are always welcome!!

THE GOAL


Thanks for stopping by
XOXO
A

6 comments:

  1. Can't wait to share this journey with you! 5km - here we come!

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  2. You can do it! Set little goals for yourself along the way so you're not overwhelmed by the bigger end goal as you move through the process. I'm cheering you on!

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  3. Way to go Aubrey... I know that you can do it! I feel like I'm sharing the same weight gain story that you are, I'm still trying to lose my toddler weight. I've been running and managed to get half of it off but I've got the summer excuses for not keeping up with it. Here's hoping that I can kick myself in the but and get back out there. I'll be watching for stories about your journey and maybe it'll help motivate to keep me going! Wish I was closer to go running with you and Selena. Best of luck to you!

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  4. Keep up the good work. You can do anything you set your mind into! BTW, you look gorgeous on your "the goal" picture!
    Thank you for stopping by and listing your blog. I hope you have found new friends there.
    I would really appreciate it if you grabbed my button as well!

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  5. You are gorgeous honey!
    And I hear you. I have 6 kilos to go. After 9 months of delivering baby, I still tell husband "hey, I just got a baby, give me a break!" he says "when are you going to stop using that card, the baby almost talks?" LOL

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  6. I think this is absolutly fabulous! I had been trying to reclaim by body after I had my now almost 6 yr old. Finally after 6 years and another baby I have lost all the "baby weight" and am now at a weight i have never been in my adult life. So more power to you, you can do it!!

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