Monday, February 6, 2012

I still can't believe that I posted this!

Ok, I am stepping completely out of my comfort range for this post, but I'm going to give it a try. I need/want to lose 15 pounds so I'm going to use this blog for the next 12 weeks for accountability and motivation. (but of course pics of Niley will still come)

Some things before I get started....

I've never been a skinny chick and I'm ok with that, I just don't want to be a chubby or fat chick.

I don't drink, smoke, gamble.... I eat, and this too is sinful.

I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight and I am proud of myself for that, but let's be honest I needed to lose these 15 lbs before I ever got preggers.
And even though I am at my pre-pregnancy weight, my mom friends didn't lie when they said that your body will never be the same after a baby.
I'm not complaining about this though, because I am so thankful and blessed to have been able to become pregnant and carry her full term!!

I've always been heavy on the bottom and I had become ok with that, but now I'm feeling the heaviness in the middle and I am NOT OK with this!

I'm still breastfeeding, so all of you who think "the weight falls off if you nurse" are mistaken! I do believe that it helped the first 6 weeks to shrink my uterus, but as far as melting the weight off, I'm not a believer.

I don't believe in diet pills, I think that's cheating.

I enjoy exercising but only with a friend. I have never been successful at self motivation exercise.
About 3 years ago, I attempted my first 5K. When I started, I thought, I can never do this, but with Jennifer we were able to motivate each other. Since then, I have jogged in 3 5Ks and I can't describe to you the feeling I had as I crossed the finish line and I miss that feeling. I walked 30 mins 4 times a week up until the week Niley was born... since then I've walked 4 times in 6 months.
I have got to figure out an exercise program that will work for me and my new life as a mom. I work, so when I get home, all I want to do is snuggle with my munchkin, not leave her again to go jog. So I have decided if I am going to be successful at exercise, it will have to be early in the am when my family is still sleeping. Now, most of you reading this are probably laughing because I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON! But I really want to do this! So my plan is to wake up at 5:30 am 3 mornings a week for a 30 min walk/jog/run and work in an afternoon exercise 2 days a week.

My future goal is to run a half marathon...but let's be realistic and stick to the current goal.

I want to be healthier example for Niley as she grows up.

Current Date: February 6, 2012
Current Weight: 158 (wow, can't believe I put that!) My normal weight has been 150 for about 10 years but the holiday season that I got pregnant, (before I knew that I was) added on the additional 8lbs that won't go away.
Current pant size: 10, but tighter than I want
Target Date: April 30, 2012
Target Weight: 143
Target Size: 6/8 comfortably

Ok, so here it goes... The journey begins, pray for me!

"I can do all things through Him that gives me strength" Phillipians 4:13


  1. Melanie! You have motivated me! I think I will just stay down there with you and send Cory and the kids back up here until april! :)

  2. I have a better idea...You ALL just move back down here! :)